Extracurricular Opportunities

Extracurricular Opportunities

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:

Pro-Life Club

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 Chicago on Jan. 15, 2017.  The 2016 March was the largest pro-life event in the Midwest!

FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Team

Chesterton Academy and Lake Country Lutheran High School have formed two co-op teams and have already applied for and been awarded two Rookie Team Grants and a third grant from a major corporate sponsor for our first robotics season.  Our FIRST Tech Challenge teams meet once a week for approximately three hours. The Robotics Club season begins early September and runs as long as March for teams that advance to the State or Regional level.

Art Club

The art club meets once a week after school and explores various medium of art with input from the participants’ interests, special talents and creativity.

Archery Club  

Learn this sport enjoyed by ancient civilizations you are studying in class!  Students carpool right after school from Chesterton Academy to Buck Rub Archery in Pewaukee, about a 13 minute drive west, just off Interstate 94.  Meetings last for one hour, with students receiving a 15 min lesson and 45 mins of archery practice on an indoor archery range.  The rate per archery session is $11 per week if you need to rent equipment or $5 per week if you bring your own. Club members meet once a week during the fall semester.

Fencing Club

A beginner fencing class will meet for 90 mins once a week for six weeks.  The cost is approximately $150 per student for the six week session and will meet after school or in the evening, depending on the group’s preference and availability at the studio.  Wisconsin Fencing Academy in Oconomowoc has offered this class option for us.  The club fee covers all equipment  rental and instruction, and face masks are cleaned after every use.  We will need some adult chaperones/drivers if you are interested in volunteering.  This club will meet in the spring semester for 6-12 participants.

Ambassador Club

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.

Spring Formal Dance with Swing/Ballroom Instruction

Receive dance instruction from a Swing/Ballroom dance teacher and then reinforce those skills immediately during our Chesterton Academy Spring Formal Dance.

Other Clubs/Sports

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.