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About

 

Students at Regina Chesterton Academy enjoy a cohesive, content-rich education. A broad exposure to many different disciplines helps students avoid the pitfalls of specializing too early, which can lead to limited interests and narrow thinking.

 

What is the Regina Chesterton Academy model?
It begins with a classical, integrated curriculum. Students read Homer, Plato, Aristotle, Euclid, Virgil, Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Teresa of Avila, Dostoyevsky. . . and G.K. Chesterton.

Regina Chesterton Academy students study the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. History, literature, philosophy, and theology are braided together.The sciences and the humanities are also intimately connected, so that the logic of math is seen in philosophy, and God’s handiwork is seen in the sciences.

 

Faith and Reason meet in every class
Equal emphasis is given to the arts, so that every student learns to draw and paint, sing in the choir, act on the stage, give speeches, and engage in debate.

Each year builds on the previous, so that by the end of senior year, we have articulate, clear-thinking, well-rounded, and, very importantly, joyful human beings.

Our rigorous and integrated curriculum prepares students for success on the SAT and ACT standardized tests and positions students to do well on AP, CLEP and SAT subject exams.


Performance Statistics

 

Curriculum Overview

 

FRESMAN YEAR
The Ancient World

SOPHOMORE YEAR
The Early
Medieval Period

JUNIOR YEAR
High Middle Ages to the Renaissance

SENIOR YEAR
The Modern
World

 

 

 

 

 

LITERATURE 

Homer, Sophocles, Virgil, GKC: Orthodoxy

Augustine, Chaucer, Shakespeare, GKC: Ballad of White Horse, St. Francis

Dante, Shakespeare, Cervantes, GKC: St. Thomas Aquinas

Austen, Dickens, Dostoyevsky, poetry, short stories, GKC: Everlasting Man

HISTORY

Early Civilization, Greece, Rome

Early Church History, Early Medieval, Crusades

High Middle Ages, Renaissance, Reformation, Counter-Reformation

American Revolution, French Revolution, Civil War, Industrial Communist, Sexual Revolutions

PHILOSOPHY

Pre-Socratics, Intro to Plato and Aristotle, Formal Logic, Rhetoric

Plato and Aristotle

Aristotle, St. Thomas Aquinas, Early Modern Philosophy

Economics/Philosophy (Hobbes, Rousseau, Locke, Smith, Marx, GKC, Belloc)

THEOLOGY

Old Testament, Theology of the Body

New Testament

Catechism

Apologetics

LANGUAGE

Latin I*

Latin II

Latin III or Spanish I, French I, Mandarin I

Latin IV, Spanish II, French II, Mandarin II

 

 

 

 

 

MATHEMATICS

Algebra I, Algebra II*

Algebra II, Geometry(Analytical/Euclidean)

Algebra II, Geometry(Analytical/Euclidean) Pre-Calculus**

Calculus I, Math Elective (AP Calculus, Statistics) or Other Discipline Elective

SCIENCE

Physics

Biology

Chemistry

Science or Other Discipline Elective

 

 

 

 

 

MUSIC

Choir, Music Theory and Appreciation

Choir, Music Theory and Appreciation

Choir, Music Theory and Appreciation

Choir, Music Theory and Appreciation

ART

Ancient Art History and Drawing

Late Roman, Early European, Byzantine, Pastels, Color

Late Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Oils

Classical, Romantic, Modern, Oils, Watercolors

DRAMA

 

Full Length Play (Comedy)

Full Length Play (Drama)

Full Length Play (Shakespeare)

*Dependent on Placement test and/or private Study
**Summer bridge courses may be available
All courses will be weighted at the Honors level