A rich and rewarding Classical Honors Program

A Joyous Exploration of Faith & Reason

Mission & Model

Regina Chesterton Academy strives to raise up virtuous young men and women in the Catholic tradition of faith and reason, centered on the truth of the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ. Inspired by Saint Pope John Paul the Great, we take as our motto A Joyous Exploration of Faith & Reason. We make it our mission to prepare our students to triumph over the materialism and despair that pervade our culture and to accept our Lord’s offer to have life and have it abundantly.

Our goal is to help students develop the skills and character requisite for success in college and professional life, and to excel in service of family, of country, and of Christ our Lord.

To that end we seek to form our students:

Intellectually, by teaching them not only the great classics of Western thought from philosophy to physics, but the interrelationship of the great ideas, to teach them not merely what to think but how to think;

In character, especially in the four cardinal virtues of prudence, temperance, fortitude and justice, which we believe are the foundation of leadership;

And spiritually, to use the skills they acquire at Chesterton Academy in faith, hope, and charity to build up the kingdom of god in this life and be with Him in everlasting happiness in the next.

In the words of G.K. Chesterton, we seek to teach our students that “there is a whole truth of things and that in knowing and speaking it we are happy.”

Our Model

Students at Regina Chesterton Academy enjoy a cohesive, content-rich education. A broad exposure to many different disciplines helps students avoid the pitfalls of specializing too early, which can lead to limited interests and narrow thinking.

What is the Regina Chesterton Academy model?

It begins with a classical, integrated curriculum. Students read Homer, Plato, Aristotle, Euclid, Virgil, Dante, Cervantes, Chaucer, Shakespeare, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Teresa of Avila, Dostoyevsky. . . and G.K. Chesterton. Chesterton students study the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. History, literature, philosophy, and theology are braided together. The sciences and the humanities are also intimately connected, so that the logic of math is seen in philosophy, and God’s handiwork is seen in the sciences.

Faith and reason meet in every class.

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Admission to the Regina Chesterton Academy is based on acceptance to Cardinal O’Hara High School, past academic performance, and an interview with the Director.

To arrange a tour or schedule a shadow day, contact:

Mr. Andrew Youngblood
Director, Regina Chesterton Academy At Cardinal O’Hara High School
Phone: (610) 544-3800, ext. 1817
E-mail: ayoungblood@cohs.com

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