How to Celebrate Thanksgiving like G.K. Chesterton
Discover Chesterton Series: A Paint on the Lord’s Palette: The Uniqueness of Every Human Life
A while back, I shared some Chestertonian insights on recovering the glory of Christmas. His unusual approach was well-received by readers, so I thought I’d share his insight about celebrating Thanksgiving, too.
Gratitude was important to G.K. Chesterton. In his autobiography he declares, “The chief idea of my life … [is] taking things with gratitude.” Thanksgiving is an opportunity to shake off the doldrums of life-as-usual and wake up to how blessed we are. Even if it’s been a tough year, the fact we all survived and are here is a victory. Chesterton’s idea is that, if we cultivate gratitude, our eyes will be opened to the wonder we have been passing by unawares.
Discover Chesterton Series: "Love makes me speak"
A normal lunch time at Chesterton Academy includes fits of laughter, eating, and the occasional last-minute studying among the students. One day, however, the lunch conversation held a bit more meaning. A classmate had proposed a seemingly trivial idea about the relationship between people and colors.
Spiritual Formation in the Catholic Tradition
This article is the first in our monthly series entitled “Discover Chesterton.” The Discover Chesterton Series offers perspectives from students, parents, and teachers on the culture of life being cultivated at Chesterton Academy of Milwaukee.
New Headmaster Announced!
Chesterton Academy of Milwaukee is a non-diocesan, private high school administered and staffed by Catholic lay persons and incorporated under the laws of Wisconsin. As faithful, practicing Catholics, the school board, administrators and teachers joyfully sign an oath of fidelity to the Magisterium and a profession of faith to the Catholic Church.
Laying the Foundations of Virtue: The House System at Chesterton
We are delighted to announce that Mr. Eric DeMeuse has been selected Headmaster of Chesterton Academy of Milwaukee. His background and skills are well-suited to fulfill the mission of the school and foster an ideal learning environment for students.
Chesterton Students Score Top 5% in College Entrance Exam
Chesterton Academy’s House system is drawn from the 1,000 year-old tradition of Christian education exemplified in the colleges at Oxford and Cambridge. The Houses provide real, tangible community within the larger school.
Which Temperament Are You?
Chesterton Academy students score in top 5% for college placement test.
An Affordable Education: Keeping Tuition Low
Learn and laugh while you discover more about yourself at our FREE Culture of Life event! All are welcome.
A Test for Classical Christian Students by Mark Bauerlein
Because we seek to transform our culture, from the beginning one of the great principles of Chesterton Academy has been a commitment to thrift. Our dream is a return to the days when a strong, classical Catholic education was affordable for any middle- or working-class family, large or small, living on a single income.
G.K. Chesterton: A Model for the New Evangelization
The CLT resembles other standardized tests, except that it breaks the area of verbal reasoning (which other tests treat as one) down into four sub-areas: Philosophy/Religion, Natural Science, Literature, and Historical/Founding Documents. Those areas reflect the contents of a classical Christian curriculum.
Chesterton Academy Students' ACT Scores Continue to Rise with Our Network's Award-Winning Curriculum!
Chesterton Academy is named for the great English writer and Catholic convert, G.K. Chesterton (1874- 1936). Chesterton is a model for our school because he exemplified the Catholic faith through a life filled with joy, wonder, and gratitude.
How do we teach beauty?
We do not have ACT data yet on Chesterton Academy of Milwaukee since we just opened this past fall, but we are pleased to share the impressive ACT average scores from the founding Chesterton Academy in Edina, MN. All network schools use the same Cardinal Newman Society Award-Winning Curriculum.
"So how do we teach beauty? Well, by teaching truth and goodness. Because these things bring joy. But we also teach art. Chesterton says, “Art is born when the temporary touches the eternal.”