Chesterton Schools Network

Over the past several years, parent groups from around the nation have asked the founding Chesterton Academy in Edina, MN, “What can we do to start our own Chesterton Academy?” and “How can you help us?” After much prayerful consideration, their response was the Chesterton Schools Network.

A collaborative venture of the American Chesterton Society and Chesterton Academy, the Chesterton Schools Network aims to inspire and encourage parent-led Catholic schools across the nation. The Network offers consulting services; templates for evaluating interest and operating a school; and the Chesterton Academy curriculum framework. The Chesterton Academy curriculum framework includes a four-year, sequential, integrated curriculum overview with high level day-to-day lesson plans, reading lists, and sample tests. The framework provides school founders with a blueprint for marketing, hiring and evaluating faculty, resource acquisition, scheduling, and assessing state requirements.


Chesterton Schools Network

Member Schools as of Fall 2015

United States


Chesterton Academy of Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
Opened Fall 2014
Contact: Julie Bowles (630-995-6022) or Miriam Tierney (773-988-4347), founding Board members


Chesterton Academy of Omaha
Downer’s Grove, IL
Opening Fall 2015
Contact: Julie Bowles (630-995-6022) or Miriam Tierney (773-988-4347), founding Board members


Chesterton Academy of Rochester at St. John Bosco Schools
Rochester, NY
Opened Fall 2014
Contact: Colleen Richards, Headmaster, 585-348-9401


St. Thomas Aquinas School
Warren, MA
Introduced curriculum starting Fall 2014
Contact: Steven Rust, Headmaster, 413-436-5056


Opening in 2016-2017


Bishop Baraga Catholic High School
Iron Mountain, MI
Opening Fall 2016
Contact: Jen Raiche, Founding Board Member, 906-221-1639


Chesterton Academy of Milwaukee
Brookfield, WI
Opening Fall 2016
Contact: email


Regina Chesterton Academy of Cardinal O’Hara High School
Philadelphia, PA
Opening Fall 2016


Chesterton Academy of the Sacred Heart
Peoria, IL
Opening Fall 2017




Scuola Libera Gilbert Keith Chesterton
San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy
Opened Fall 2008
Contact: Marco Sermarini, Chairman, Chesterton Society of Italyand
Founder, Scuola Libera Gilbert Keith Chesterton,
US Contact: Kevin Hertelendy, US Contact,