Does your family have younger children? Consider enrolling them in Highlands Latin, our sister classical K-8 school, which shares our campus.

Admissions Process

Step 1 - Apply Online


Step 1 - Apply Online


Our application process is completed online through TADS, a third-party service that captures all the relevant information for your student's application. TADS handles admissions, enrollment, documents, and more. Create a free account and manage everything in one place.

Click here to view our 2024-2025 Tuition and Fee Schedule.

There is a non-refundable $50 application fee. That fee will reserve your child’s place for the placement test administered in the next step. In order to sit for the placement test, the application must be submitted and the fee must be paid.

Admissions will be handled on a first come, first served basis. We are capping the number of students we accept and we are confident the spots will fill up extremely fast, so please apply as soon as possible!

If you have any questions before applying, please email

Step 2 - Placement Test


Step 2 - Placement Test 


All incoming freshmen are required to take the CLT8 (Classical Learning Test 8) as a high school placement test. This test will be used as a diagnostic tool to ensure students are placed in the appropriate section of each discipline, and to help identify areas of academic strengths and opportunities for growth. (An optional Latin placement exam is also offered to students who have previously taken Latin.)

The test covers the following:

  • Verbal reasoning skills
  • Grammar and writing skills
  • Quantitative reasoning skills

Incoming sophomores, juniors, and seniors will be required to take either the CLT10 or the CLT.

Step 3 - Family Interview


Step 3 - Interview


Each family (student and parents) will also need to take part in an interview with the Headmaster. The purpose is to ensure that both the family and the school are a good fit for one another.

Step 4 - Acceptance


Step 4 - Acceptance


After the application process is complete, and all materials have been reviewed and approved by Chesterton Academy staff, students will receive an acceptance letter.

Step 5 - Enroll


Step 5 - Enroll


Finally, after acceptance, you are ready to enroll your student in the school! This involves signing a tuition agreement, setting up tuition payments, meeting the other students, families, staff, and teachers, and preparing for the upcoming school year!

Our Values

Chesterton Academy embraces and lives the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, which are defined and clarified by the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. We base our admissions, employment and operational decisions on the Church’s teachings on faith and morals, which promote the dignity of all persons created in the image and likeness of God.

Chesterton Academy admits students of any race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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