Student Life




Because Chesterton Academy of Rochester is a newer school, we are working to expand our athletics offerings. We value the importance of athletics as a means of building character and promoting physical health. Our current athletics program includes:

  • Section V Boys’ Cross-Country

  • Section V Girls’ Cross-Country

  • Section V Boys’ Basketball

  • Section V Girls’ Basketball


Clubs & Activities



  • Wojtyla Players Drama Club

  • Student Newspaper

  • Art Club

  • Rifle Club


  • Socials

  • Spirit Days

  • Immersion Service Days

Faith Opportunties

  • Annual Retreat

  • Rome Pilgrimage

  • Mission Trip

  • March for Life in Washington, D.C.

House System

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 two Senior and two Junior prefects, two faculty advisors, and several parent liaisons.

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Faith Life

  • 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. Retreats are held at Notre Dame Retreat House in Canandaigua NY

  • 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.



Evan Kellar '18

Evan Kellar '18

Rome & Assisi 

Chesterton Academy juniors and seniors may have the opportunity for a pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi, Italy. They will encounter relics from the saints and see in real life the wonders of the ancient churches in the Eternal City.


Washington D.C.

Chesterton Academy students join hundreds of thousands of peaceful protesters in Washington D.C. on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, giving a voice to the voiceless. 

Next March for Life DC Pilgrimage
January 23rd-24th, 2020
Chesterton Academy will again join the delegation from Holy Spirit Church.