College Counseling and Guidance

Chesterton Academy students receive college counseling and guidance throughout the school year. The goal is to inspire students about potential vocations, colleges, careers, and financial literacy. The topics covered are:

  • Goal setting

  • Budgeting exercise

  • Paying for college – grants, types of loans, interest rates

  • Completing the Common App Activities List

  • Searching for colleges

  • Meeting college admissions representatives

    In addition to college counseling, Chesterton Academy offers
    Student Seminar Days

    • Vocations talks

    • Career panels

    • Catholic fine arts

    • Faith and science in the medical field

Parent testimonies:

"Thank you for inviting me to the presentation.  So much to know, but you presented everything so clearly.”

”Thank you for sharing your wealth of college application knowledge with us! I wish I had known this 20 years ago! But it is very useful now.”

College Admissions Testing

We provide information to our students on the PSAT, SAT, ACT and the new CLT (Classic Learning Test).  Chesterton Academy of Milwaukeee is an official testing site for the CLT.  The Classical Learning Test (CLT) is an alternative to the SAT and ACT college admissions tests and is accepted by a growing number of excellent colleges and universities. While the SAT and ACT have been brought into alignment with Common Core standards, the CLT assesses students’ verbal reasoning, grammar/writing, and quantitative reasoning skills drawing from the works of the greatest minds in the history of Western thought. The CLT is endorsed by the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, the Association of Classical Christian Schools, Home School Legal Defense Association, The National Home Education Research Institute, and others. Learn more here.


Test Scores

Chesterton Academy students’ ACT scores continue to rise with our Network’s Award-Winning Curriculum! We do not have ACT data yet on Chesterton Academy of Milwaukee since we just opened in fall 2016, but we are pleased to share the impressive ACT average composite scores from the founding Chesterton Academy in Edina, MN.  All network schools use the same Cardinal Newman Society Award-Winning Curriculum and hire talented teachers who also take an Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.

  • Chesterton Academy average ACT score is 28.4.

  • One Chesterton Academy Minneapolis student had a perfect ACT score!

  • 2017 & 2019 2 Chesterton Academy students score in top 5% of college entrance exam (CLT10).