Chesterton Academy is a member of WIAA and also participates in some DASH programs and co-ops with other schools.
- Girls' Volleyball
- Boys' Volleyball
- Cross Country(co-op)
- Boys' Football (SWCHA)
- Boys' Basketball
- Girls' Basketball
- Fencing Club
- Soccer Club (Boys/Girls/Co-ed)
- Ski/Snowboarding Club
- Boys' Baseball
- Boys' Track & Field
- Girls' Track & Field
- Golf (Co-ed)
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
ACT/SAT Review Club
FTC Robotics Club
Folk Music Club
Faith & Service
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, giving students the opportunity to take ownership, fulfill the call to leadership, and to cultivate the ideal conditions for virtue. Each House has a senior and junior prefect and a faculty advisor.
- Daily Mass The Eucharist is "the source and summit of the Christian life." For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch. CCC 1324 For this reason, every school day begins with Mass.
- Faith at the Center The faith is the central reality from which all academic disciplines flow and derive their meaning. Faith is at the core of our academic program. All subjects we teach through lens of the Church. This makes our school unique. Religion at CA is not merely one academic subject among many.
- Retreats and Prayer Students pray the Morning Offering and the Angelus. Retreats are held at Holy Hill and Our Lady of Good Help
- Unique Calling Each person has a unique and unrepeatable gift. Students are prepared for life which means finding their vocation and discerning their calling for their lives.
- Building up the Kingdom of God … To use the skills they acquire at CA in faith, hope, and charity to build the Kingdom of God in this life and be with Him in everlasting happiness in the next.
College Counseling and Guidance
Chesterton Academy of Milwaukee students receive this interactive instruction throughout the school year, mainly built into their school days. Topics are selected to inspire students about potential vocations, colleges and careers, and very importantly, to build financial literacy. To give you an idea of the topics covered during college advising classes and seminars, the following were covered during the 2017-18 school year:
Paying for college – grants, types of loans, interest rates
Completing the Common App Activities List
Searching for colleges
Visits by college admissions representatives
Speakers on Student Seminar Days
Vocations talks by Fr. Luke Strand and two religious sisters
Career talks by pathologist, engineer, German teacher, two CEOs, architect
Catholic musician – beauty of the arts and using talents to glorify God
Faith Formation Director – centering our life on Christ
Faith and science in biomedical research
Parent feedback from our evening College Info Night presentation for parents and students:
"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.
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.
2015 Chesterton Academy average ACT score: 27
2016 Chesterton Academy average ACT score: 28.4
One Chesterton Academy Minneapolis student had a perfect ACT score!
2016 WI average ACT score: 20.5
2016 National average ACT score: 20.8
2017 2 Chesterton Academy students score in top 5% of college entrance exam (CLT10)
Holy Hill & Our Lady of Good Help
Every year, Chesterton students begin the year with a pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians at Holy Hill. They also enrich their spiritual lives with trips to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, as well as other local field trips.
Chicago March for Life
Chesterton Academy of Milwaukee students join our friends to the south, Chesterton Academy of the Holy Family and Chesterton Academy of the Sacred Heart, in Chicago on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, giving a voice to the voiceless.
Next March for Life Pilgrimage - January 2019
Chesterton Academy will again travel to Chicago for the March for Life with other young people from the Milwaukee area and throughout the mid-west.