Admissions Information

INITIAL INQUIRY: Students who attend Chesterton Academy schools come from various educational backgrounds including classical schools, non-classical Catholic schools, home school, private schools, and public schools.  Children from non-classical backgrounds are typically able to integrate seamlessly into a classical model. To find out more about our school and to inquire into admissions, contact us at

OPEN HOUSES: We invite you to attend one of our open house sessions held throughout the year.  Dates and registration information for open houses are posted on our website.

SHADOW DAYS: Interested families should schedule a shadow day for prospective students on one of the scheduled shadow days, or you can contact us at to schedule a private shadow day. 

APPLICATIONS: Applications for admission to the ninth and tenth grade for the fall of 2024 are open.  Applications should be completed by January 31, 2024 in order to be notified of our admissions decision by late March 2024.  Application fee is $75 before February 1.  Application fee is $125 after February 1. Click here to apply. 

INTERVIEWS: Once your completed application is received, our headmaster will contact you to setup a time to meet with you and your student for a family interview.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Chesterton Academy is committed to offering an outstanding high school education at an affordable cost to families. Because tuition does not cover the full cost of an education at Chesterton, families are expected to volunteer for our fundraising gala and prayerfully consider contributing to make this education possible for students from all walks of life. Limited tuition assistance may be available to families who qualify.  Applications for tuition assistance will be sent to those who request it.

STANDARDIZED TESTING: There is generally no standardized testing requirement for admissions.  However, we may request that your student complete the CLT8 exam if further evaluation is needed.

ADMISSIONS NOTIFICATION: Once all of the required applications and interviews have been completed, we will begin notifying students of acceptance to Chesterton Academy at the end of March.