Frequently Asked Questions

Why a Classical Education?
“Truth, Goodness and Beauty.” A classical education seeks to fulfill each of these precepts. The study of Theology, as well as Church teaching will further inform students of Christ’s truths. Armed with the truth, students can explore history, philosophy and literature with an eye towards what is Good. Through music, sciences, drama and the arts, students will then embark on a quest to what is truly beautiful. Each tenant fulfills the others. In addition, a classical education seeks to inform and call out a student’s whole mind, without compromising the truth, something other schools simply cannot do.
Where do I drop off and pick up my student?
The drop off for Chesterton Academy of the Sacred Heart will be at St. Philomena Church-1000 W Albany Ave, Peoria, IL 61604. The day begins with 8:00 mass and then volunteer parents will transport your student directly to the school. You will pick up your student at 3:10p.m. at our school’s location-4020 N. Brandywine Dr. Peoria, IL 61614-6727.
Can a non-Catholic student attend Chesterton Academy of the Sacred Heart?
Yes. We do require daily Mass attendance for all students as well as four years of theology, and the curriculum is infused with Catholic thought throughout the classes. However, all are welcome!