High Schools with a Higher Purpose


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 framework includes:

  • A four-year, sequential, integrated curriculum overview with high level day-to-day lesson plans and supplemental materials

  • A blueprint for marketing, hiring and evaluating faculty, resource acquisition, scheduling, and assessing local requirements

  • Support through a network of grassroots high schools with the same vision for joyfully Catholic, classical education


The Chesterton Difference

Catholic Identity

Classical Curriculum

Faithful Faculty

House System

Fine Arts

Student Life

Hallmarks of a Chesterton Education


An Incarnational Environment

From history and theology to math and science, the Incarnation is the central mystery we explore across the entire curriculum. It is our desire that each student would personally experience the Incarnation.


A Focus on Truth, Goodness, and Beauty

Our classical curriculum combines a broad, liberal arts education with a strong emphasis on the development of Christian virtues and an appreciation of beauty.


A Joyful Learning Environment

We create environments where students experience the joy of community and the discovery process, providing them with an opportunity to live out their spiritual life in an atmosphere of joy and fun.


Rediscovering the Lost Tools of Learning

Our curriculum is centered on skills seemingly forgotten in our modern society - reading, writing, oral presentations, and the development of critical reasoning skills through logic and philosophy.


The Socratic Seminar

The Socratic seminar is perhaps the oldest educational tool. Through this method, a teacher imparts knowledge through directed questions and guided dialogue, bringing ideas and knowledge to life.


The Wit and Wisdom of G.K. Chesterton

Chesterton exemplified the Catholic faith through through his wit, his clarity, his kindness, and his ability to love people with whom he disagreed, while sharing the faith in Christian charity.

Our Network Schools

When we step into the family, we step into a fairy tale.
— G.K. Chesterton
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How Do I Start a School?

We know how difficult it can be to navigate the school start-up process. Here are the steps we’ve created to help you get your dream of a Catholic, classical high school off the ground.

Explore Chesterton

Learn about the Network's approach, model, and curriculum to discern whether our mission and identity correspond with your vision for Catholic education.

Our Approach

Contact Us

After reviewing the materials on our website, if you feel the Chesterton Schools Network may be a good fit for you, contact us to set up a free phone consultation.


Begin Phase I

The materials provided in Phase I will help you evaluate our curriculum and model, and determine what it takes to launch a sustainable new high school in your area.

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