Chesterton Schools Network

Chesterton Network LogoOver the past several years, parent groups from around the nation have asked Chesterton Academy in Edina, MN “What can we do to start our own Chesterton Academy?” and “How can you help us?” After much prayerful consideration, their response was the Chesterton Schools Network.

A collaborative venture of the American Chesterton Society and Chesterton Academy, the Chesterton Schools Network aims to inspire and encourage parent-led Catholic schools across the nation. The Network offers consulting services; templates for evaluating interest and operating a school; and the Chesterton Academy curriculum framework. The Chesterton Academy curriculum framework includes a four-year, sequential, integrated curriculum overview with high level day-to-day lesson plans, reading lists, and sample tests. The framework provides school founders with a blueprint for marketing, hiring and evaluating faculty, resource acquisition, scheduling, and assessing state requirements.

Chesterton Academy of the Holy Family is a member of the Chesterton Schools Network.

Chesterton Schools Network
Member Schools as of July 2014

United States

Chesterton Academy of Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
Opened Fall 2014
Contact: Deacon Michael P. McKeating, Chairman, 716-228-5129

G.K. Chesterton Academy of Chicago
Highland Park Campus
Chicago, IL
Opened Fall 2014
Contact: Roy Postel, President, 888-294-9991

Chesterton Academy of the Holy Family
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Opening August 2015
Contact: Dr. Jon Beane, Headmaster (630-969-7532) Brenie & Julie Bowles, Co-Founder’s (630-995-6020), Drs. Sean & Miriam Tierney, Co-Founder’s (773-988-4347)

Chesterton Academy of Rochester
at St. John Bosco Schools
Rochester, NY
Opened Fall 2014
Contact: Colleen Richards, Headmaster, 585-348-9401

St. Thomas Aquinas School
Warren, MA
Introduced curriculum starting Fall 2014
Contact: Steven Rust, Headmaster, 413-436-5056

Bishop Baraga Catholic High School
Iron Mountain, MI
Opening Fall 2016
Contact: Jen Raiche, Founding Board Member, 906-221-1639


Scuola Libera Gilbert Keith Chesterton
San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy
Opened Fall 2008
Contact: Marco Sermarini, Chairman, Chesterton Society of Italyand
Founder, Scuola Libera Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
US Contact: Kevin Hertelendy, US Contact,