The school these parents wanted didn’t exist, so with school choice, they created it

Florida is a hotbed for classical education. It’s home to at least 15 classical charter schools and dozens of classical private schools, including many that are classical Christian schools. Those now include several rooted in the Catholic tradition.

The Chesterton Academy of Orlando is another fresh example – but with a twist.

The parents who got it rolling in the fall of 2022 had earlier established a classical Catholic home-school co-op. As their children advanced through middle school, they decided they wanted something different for high school. And because what they wanted didn’t exist, they did what more and more parents and teachers in Florida are doing: They created it.

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