Is Chesterton Academy a Catholic School?

 “Is Chesterton Academy a Catholic School?” 

  1.  Chesterton Academy in Milwaukee does not claim to bear the name “Catholic” school (cf. canon 803).  It is a private school based on the initiatives of parents and individuals attracted to the classical education tradition.  Those involved in establishing Chesterton Academy take seriously their duty and right to promote such an undertaking as affirmed by canon law in canon 216 “even by their own undertakings.”  Faithful to the norm of canon 216 and 803, and always wishing to show deep respect toward our local archbishop, Chesterton Academy of Milwaukee does not claim to use the name “Catholic” and would only use the name “Catholic” with the consent of the competent ecclesiastical authority.
  2. Chesterton Academy seeks to provide education for those families who are specifically attracted to an integrated, classical education deeply rooted in Catholic tradition.  In fact, every school day includes daily Mass and all faculty members are required to take an oath of fidelity to the Magisterium as condition of employment.
  3. Chesterton Academy does not seek to be in competition with other schools, but rather to provide another high school option for parents who in conscience have discerned that a rigorous classical education is the best way to fulfill their right and duty to educate their children (cf. canon 793 §1).