Chesterton Academy believes that the maturation and development of our students is enhanced and further cultivated by encouraging their creativity and talents. To that end, we wish to make available extracurricular activities that reflect our students’ interests. Much of that creativity is already encouraged within the curriculum with required choir, drama, and art courses and presentations to the community. Fine Arts are a conscious discipline already built into our curriculum with increasing level of complexity and depth throughout the four years. However, the following are additional opportunities:
All students are invited to participate together in promoting a culture of life through service and educational opportunities and by attending the March for Life in Chicago or our nation’s capitol.
FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Team
Over the course of the school year, students are challenged to take on an engineering mindset as they design, build, and program a robot to play a floor game against other teams from around the state. The group competes as a FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team. This club typically meets once a week on Mondays from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and more frequently as they approach competition days. The Robotics Club season begins early September and runs as long as March for teams that advance to the State or Regional level.
The fencing club will meet for 90 minutes once a week for six weeks, with additional sessions added with participant interest. Meetings take place after school or in the evening, depending on the group’s preference and availability at the studio at Milwaukee Sport Fencing Academy in Brown Deer with our extremely skilled fencing coach.
Learn this sport enjoyed by ancient civilizations you are studying in class! Students will carpool right after school from Chesterton Academy to Buck Rub Archery in Pewaukee, about a 13 minute drive west, just off Interstate 94. Meetings will last for one hour, with students receiving a 15 min lesson and 45 mins of archery practice on an indoor archery range.
Formal Dances with Swing/Ballroom Instruction
Receive dance instruction from a Swing/Ballroom dance teacher and then reinforce those skills during our Chesterton Academy fall, spring and summer swing dances.
The art club meets once a week after school and explores various medium of art with input from the participants’ own interests, special talents and creativity.
This club is comprised of students who wish to promote our school in the community and serve as host students to our visiting prospective students during shadow days.
The math club meets once a week to enhance students math skills and spark a greater love for math. Students will practice math problems applicable to real life situations and problems to prepare for Mathematical Association of America AMC 10/12 competitions, administered around the country in February. AMC 10/12 is the first in a series of competitions that eventually lead all the way to the International Mathematical Olympiad.
Join in the winter fun, with instruction and time to hone your skills on the slopes. Enjoy the camaraderie and our deeply discounted rates!
The Chesterton Academy of Milwaukee WIAA golf team will start practices the week of March 26, 2018.
Students have an opportunity to develop their leadership and organizational skills by spearheading and founding a club or sport. This gives our students valuable assets/talents/experience both now and in the future. A new club can be approved by three members and a presentation to the headmaster.