Chesterton Schools Network
St. Michael Academy is a proud member of the Chesterton Schools Network
The Chesterton academies are named for the great English writer and Catholic convert, G.K. Chesterton (1874- 1936). These schools have chosen Chesterton as their patron because he exemplified the Catholic faith through a life filled with joy, wonder, and gratitude.
Chesterton was considered one of the world’s most outstanding men of letters in the early 20th century. An accomplished essayist, novelist, and poet, he wrote a hundred books on all different subjects. In 1922, he shocked the literary establishment by converting to Catholicism. He was later eulogized by Pope Pius XI as “a gifted defender of the faith,” and there is presently a popular movement to have him canonized. The school has chosen him for its patron because he not only represents the fullness of faith and reason, but also Catholic joy and common sense.
St. Michael Academy is a proud member of the Chesterton Schools Network, joining the largest association of Catholic Classical schools in the country in the fall of 2019.
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.
The Chesterton Schools
MIDWESTERN UNITED STATES
Chesterton Academy of the Twin Cities (Edina and St. Paul, MN) – Opened 2008
Chesterton Academy of the Holy Family (Downers Grove, IL) – Opened 2015
Chesterton Academy of Milwaukee (Milwaukee, WI) – Opened 2016
Chesterton Academy of the Sacred Heart (Peoria, IL) – Opened 2017
Chesterton Academy at Catholic Central High School (Steubenville, OH) – Opened 2018
Chesterton Academy at St. Michael’s High School – Opening 2019
Chesterton Academy of Detroit (Detroit, MI) – Opening 2020
EASTERN UNITED STATES
Chesterton Academy of Buffalo (West Seneca, NY) – Opened 2014
Chesterton Academy of Rochester (East Rochester, NY) – Opened 2014
Regina Chesterton Academy at Cardinal O’Hara School (Springfield, PA) – Opened 2016
Martin Saints Classical High School (Oreland, PA) – Opened 2017
Chesterton Academy of Annapolis (Annapolis, MD) – Opened 2018
Chesterton Academy at Immaculata High School (Somerville, NJ) – Opening 2019
WESTERN UNITED STATES
Chesterton Academy of Our Lady of Victory (Denver, CO) – Opening 2019
Chesterton Academy at Valley of the Sacred Heart (Dixon, CA) – Opened 2018
Chesterton Academy of the Willamette Valley (Mt. Angel, OR) – Opened 2018
Chesterton Academy of Albuquerque, Our Lady of Victory (Albuquerque, NM) – Opening 2020
Chesterton Academy of Notre Dame (Spokane, WA) – Opening 2020