Student Life

Sport, properly directed, develops character, makes a man courageous, a generous loser, and a gracious victor; it refines the senses, gives intellectual penetration, and steels the will to endurance. It is not merely a physical development then. Sport, rightly understood, is an occupation of the whole man, and while perfection the body as an instrument of the mind, it also makes the mind itself a more refined instrument for the search and communication of truth and helps man to achieve that end to which all others must be subservient, the service and praise of his Creator. – Pope Pius XII, Sport at the Service of the Spirit July 29, 1945

Chesterton Academy of the Holy Family will offer a range of sports and extra-curricular activities for students.  Parents and volunteers are active in supporting and leading student activities. Current opportunities for student involvement may include:

Sports Programs
All sports will be available based on interest and parent volunteers.  One of the biggest reasons we are able to offer tuition at such affordable rates comparable to other private schools in the area is that we do not fund interscholastic sports with student tuition. However, students, parents, and volunteers are welcome to start a club or sport for camaraderie and fun, with Board approval.

Already formed clubs

Running Club Fall 2015

Volleyball Club Fall 2015

Lacrosse Club Fall 2015

Basketball Boys Spring 2016
Basketball Girls Winter 2016

Soccer Spring 2016

Coming in the future.
Golf (boys and girls teams)
Possibly Hockey and Baseball Clubs


Yearbook Club

Pro-Life Club  The Pro-Life Club has already been involved in several events. Most recently, the students and their families prayed for an end to abortion during the 40 Days For Life campaign. They will be meeting about once a month to learn more about various pro-life topics.

Retreats, Field Trips and Pilgrimages

Fr. Caesar Bertolacci, a priest of Miles Christi – Advent Retreat 2015
Fr. Derick Escalanda, a priest of Opus Dei – Advent Retreat 2016

Field Museum, Greek Exhibit Field Trip 2016
Art Institute of Chicago Field Trip 2017

Shrine of Christ’s Passion, St. John, IN – Lenten Pilgrimage 2016
Discalced Carmelite Fathers, Munster, IN – Lenten Pilgrimage 2017

Distinguished Visitors

Fr. Fessio, SJ, President of Ignatius Press
Msgr. Philip J. Reilly, Helpers of God’s Precious Infants
Respect Life office of Archdiocese of Chicago
Dominican Sisters, Mary Mother of the Eucharist
Fr. Burke Masters, vocations director for the Diocese of Joliet