faith. reason. culture of life.
Chesterton Academy of Omaha is a pro-family, independent high school offering an integrated, college-preparatory curriculum centered on the Incarnation of Jesus Christ in the Catholic Tradition. Focusing on the classics, the school develops complete thinkers who learn to draw on faith and reason for the purpose of building a culture of life.
The result of a grass-roots movement of parents, Chesterton Academy of Omaha was born from a desire to provide the very best for our children: an enriching, meaningful education in an authentically Catholic environment. We work to provide a place that is both academically rigorous and morally serious. Our Catholicism is central to our mission. For this reason, every school day begins with Mass.
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INTRODUCING THE HOUSE SYSTEM
CAO joins a thousand-year tradition.
Meet our three Houses.
"The classical education CAO provides connects the subjects in a unique way. The knowledge and enthusiasm of our son's teachers have inspired him to greater interest.
We are so grateful for Chesterton Academy!"
- CATHY, CAO PARENT
FULL TIME OR "A LA CARTE" OPTIONS
Chesterton Academy of Omaha opened with its first class of 9th grade students in the Fall of 2015 and will be adding one grade level each year until reaching a full 9-12th grade high school program. Additionally, since its opening in 2015, Chesterton Academy of Omaha has made all of its classes available to part-time students, a la carte. Students may enroll in a single class, several, or all of them to form a full-time, traditional school schedule.
At this time, all class offerings are open to students at any stage of their high school career. If we are offering a class that you are interested in or want for your transcripts, we invite you to apply! In addition to offering a complete, integrated four-year classical liberal arts curriculum, our plan is to offer summer school programs, after school clubs, options for home-schooled students, and adult enrichment classes.
PARENTS AS PRIMARY EDUCATORS
Chesterton Academy of Omaha believes that parents are the primary educators of their children. Our mission is to assist parents in this effort by providing access to an enriching, meaningful curriculum in an authentically Catholic Environment.
Chesterton Academy of Omaha currently operates as a non-profit, independent, private home-school. Parents of students must file state exempt school forms (Rule 13) for Nebraska for any student attending our school. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: the exempt school rules were revised at the state level in May of 2016 and have been adopted. The new forms can be found at the link above.
RACIALLY NON-DISCRIMINATORY POLICY
Chesterton Academy of Omaha admits students of any race, color, national origin and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
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