YES, I’d like to help launch Chesterton Academy!
Chesterton Academy of Orlando is an exciting new institution that will shape our children for decades to come, giving them a Christ-centered, classical education filled with truth, goodness, and beauty. Help us produce saints!
By supporting the school, you will be helping to build a vibrant, joyful community where students and families can experience the joy of learning and grow in holiness together, so they can in turn, share that love with others.
However, as with most good things, it takes significant money to launch and sustain a school like this.
We receive no operational funding from the government or from the Catholic Church. We're on our own. This school is completely supported by parents and donors who believe in its mission.
So, please consider donating to Chesterton Academy of Orlando!
Chesterton Academy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit which means all donations are tax deductible.
We aim to keep tuition low to allow working class families to attend. Tuition is $7,500 per student, less than half the cost of other nearby schools.
But that means we must raise considerable funds to meet our operating budget since it costs us roughly $20,000 per year to educate each student.
In order to open the doors for the 2022-2023 school year, we needed to raise $215,000 by June 30, 2022. That funded all the faculty and staff salaries, and other operating expenses.
We're happy to announce that we have achieved that goal through donations and pledges, and we have set a new stretch goal of $275,000, which will allow us to purchase all the initial items we need to fill the school: desks, chairs, bookshelves, office equipment, etc.
That's a considerable amount, indeed, too much for any one person to give. But we're confident there are enough Catholics in the area who believe in the importance of a school like this, who want to invest in something that produces real, lasting, tangible results, namely young people who know Christ, love the Church, and radiate the genius of our tradition.
At a time when so many young people are leaving the Church, supporters like you can help reverse that trend, keeping more of our children faithfully in the Church.
We have completed a detailed five-year financial plan to project our revenues, expenses, personnel, and fundraising needs over the next several years (available upon request).
We are confident in our financial stability, which will only become more solid each year as enrollment grows.
If you'd like to send a check, please make it out to Chesterton Academy of Orlando and mail it to:
Chesterton Academy of Orlando
3401 Florida Avenue
Oviedo, FL 32765
Our school is a 501(c)(3) non-profit which means all donations are tax deductible.
Our EIN number is 87-2905463.
If you would like to make an estate gift, gifts of stock, or explore planned giving options, please contact Brandon Vogt at firstname.lastname@example.org. He will be happy to speak with you!
2022-2023 Fundraising Goal
Need to Raise
We hit our base goal of $215,000, which was needed to simply open our doors for the 2022-2023 school year. Our new stretch goal of $275,000 will allow us to purchase all the initial items we need to fill the school: desks, chairs, bookshelves, office equipment, etc.