A unique feature of Chesterton Academy is our House system, drawn from the 1,000 year-old tradition 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 virtue.
The Houses are named after four Latin and Greek Church Fathers—Ambrose, Athanasius, Augustine, and Chrysostom—who can be seen holding up the Chair of St. Peter at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. Theologically, they are among the foundations of the Church.
Students are sorted into Houses at the beginning of each school year, and each House is led by a student Prefect.
Over the past month, students were invited to nominate themselves or someone else within their House to run for Prefect. The nominees then prepared a resume and speech to present to the student body, before a vote was taken for the Prefect of each House.
On Friday, October 7, 2022, the results were shared with the school. We're happy to announce the inaugural student Prefects of Chesterton Academy of Orlando!