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Three New Classical Schools to Open Using Chesterton Academy’s Catholic Curriculum

March 5th, 2016, Promulgated by b a


Three New Classical Schools to Open Using Chesterton Academy’s Catholic Curriculum

The classical curriculum of Chesterton Academy — a 2014 School of Excellence on The Cardinal Newman Society’s Catholic Education Honor Roll — has captivated the attention of parents and educators, leading to an influx of new schools adopting the curriculum across the country. This fall, the Chesterton Academy model will be implemented at three new locations in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.

“The classical model is appealing for the simple reason that truth, beauty and goodness are appealing, and these three things are missing from too many schools today,” Dale Ahlquist, president of the American Chesterton Society and co-founder of Chesterton Academy, told the Newman Society. “Our formula is an integrated classical curriculum infused with the Catholic faith and a very pro-family philosophy.”

“This is a grassroots, bottom-up movement, and not something inflicted from above,” said Ahlquist. “In every case, they came to us: a core group of families who were drawn to our model and our curriculum.”

Five schools across the United States and one school in Italy are members of the Chesterton Schools Network: Chesterton Academy of Buffalo in N.Y., Chesterton Academy of the Holy Family in Downer’s Grove, Ill., Chesterton Academy of Omaha in Neb., Chesterton Academy of Rochester at St. John Bosco Schools in N.Y., St. Thomas Aquinas School in Warren, Mass., and Scuola Libera Gilbert Keith Chesterton in San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy.

The three new locations set to open are: Iron Mountain Academy in Iron Mountain, Mich., Chesterton Academy of Milwaukee in Brookfield, Wis., and Regina Chesterton Academy of Cardinal O’Hara High School in Philadelphia.



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