“Sport, properly directed, develops character, makes a man courageous, a generous loser, and a gracious victor; it refines the senses, gives intellectual penetration, and steels the will to endurance. It is not merely a physical development then. Sport, rightly understood, is an occupation of the whole man, and while perfection the body as an instrument of the mind, it also makes the mind itself a more refined instrument for the search and communication of truth and helps man to achieve that end to which all others must be subservient, the service and praise of his Creator.”
- Pope Pius XII, Sport at the Service of the Spirit July 29, 1945.
Chesterton Academy of Milwaukee offers a range of sports and extracurricular activities for students.
One of the biggest reasons we are able to offer tuition at such affordable rates comparable to other private schools in the area is that we do not fund interscholastic sports with student tuition. Individuals will pay a fee per sport. This gives freedom to parents and students to seek particular opportunities and activities most suited to the student.
Chesterton Academy of Milwaukee is a member of WIAA.
Sport availability is based on interest and parent volunteers. We can field teams, as there is demand. We will co-op with other schools in order to offer a good variety of sports, unless our numbers warrant our own team. In addition, students, parents, and volunteers are welcome to start a club or sport for camaraderie and fun, with prior approval.
College applications are looking for well-rounded individuals.
Different interests and extracurricular activities are exactly what colleges are looking for. Activities and sports are a way to test your time, talents, and teamwork. Don’t be afraid to try something new! It might be a way to set yourself apart from the pack.
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 by season.
- Girls Volleyball
- Boys Volleyball
- Boys Football (SWISHA)
- Cross Country (co-ed)
- Archery Club
- Boys Basketball
- Girls Basketball
- Fencing Club
- Soccer Club (Boys/Girls/Co-ed)
- Ski/Snowboarding Club
- Boys Baseball
- Boys Track & Field
- Girls Track & Field
- Boys and Girls Golf
- Pro-life Club
- Ambassador Club
- Art Club
- Math Club
- FTC Robotics Team
- Swing/Ballroom Dance
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.