St. Ignatius Catholic School offers a classical education for students in grades 3K-12. As a Catholic classical school, we foster great thinkers, virtuous leaders, and intentional disciples of Jesus Christ.

Our Mission

We will meet the unmet demands of our students and families for a Catholic classical education to form a community of disciples of Christ.

 

Our Vision

As a Catholic community, we will increase the number of virtuous leaders, thinkers, and intentional disciples of Christ working to rebuild our culture.

Our School

Our School


St. Ignatius Catholic School and Chesterton Academy is the only Catholic classical school in the Fox Valley and serves more than 280 students in grades 3K-12.

In partnership with parents and families, we’re raising up a new generation of joyful leaders and saints, educated in the classical tradition and the truths of the Catholic faith.

Our growing school community welcomes students and families from across Kaukauna, the greater Appleton area, and the Fox Valley region who are seeking the St. Ignatius difference.

We are forming ...

 

GREAT THINKERS

By using a Catholic classical curriculum rooted in a Catholic worldview–one that believes God is Creator, knowledge is interconnected, and all points back to Him–we are forming great thinkers.

 

VIRTUOUS LEADERS

By teaching the impact students have on the community by living the Gospel message of faith, hope, justice, and charity through service work and volunteering, we are forming virtuous leaders.

 

INTENTIONAL DISCIPLES

By creating a strong spiritual foundation through daily Mass, prayer, religious instruction, and ministry, helping students discern God’s plan for their lives, we are forming intentional disciples of Christ.

As the Fox Valley’s only Catholic classical school, we focus not only on what children learn but who they are becoming.

 

WHY CHOOSE A CATHOLIC CLASSICAL EDUCATION?

Catholic classical education is a tried-and-true method of learning and proven form of education that integrates all subjects and focuses on developing the mind and soul; on growing in wisdom and virtue; and on promoting scholarship and discipleship, resulting in faith-filled students who are knowledgeable, analytical, and articulate. This is achieved by emphasizing the Trivium of grammar, logic, and rhetoric, as well as the study of Latin, math, sciences, and the fine arts.

Classical education has been proven to provide students with mastery and deep understanding of the world around them. This inspires students to read more, think critically about what they read, and communicate effectively about it. Through classical education, students learn how to think, how to communicate, and how to pursue truth not only in school but across a lifetime.

A Catholic classical education seeks to educate the whole person by offering a well-rounded education built on the pillars of truth, beauty, and goodness.

 

CATHOLIC CLASSICAL EDUCATION INTEGRATES our FAITH IN ALL SUBJECTS.

At St. Ignatius, we teach students to seek what is good, true, and beautiful by focusing on developing the whole person.

Catholic classical education is rooted in a Catholic worldview–one that believes God is the Creator and that all knowledge is interconnected and points back to Him.

Because all knowledge is from Him, it gives every subject value and purpose and can be taught in a way that glorifies and honors the Creator. Our faith in Jesus Christ is incorporated into all academic subjects in order to permeate a joy-filled Catholic worldview in our school.

Catholic classical education supports the end goal of our students becoming wise and virtuous people who love God, appreciate the beauty of His creation, and successfully engage in the world in a way that glorifies Him. 

We have REVERENCE FOR GOD AND THE HUMAN PERSON.

At St. Ignatius, our conviction is that God is at the very center of the human search for meaning and that the perennial human questions – Who am I? Where do I come from? Where am I going? How do I get there? – all find their answer in God. Accordingly, we seek to promote in the lives of our students a lifelong search for God as the beginning and end of their lives. This spiritual education of the heart, soul, and mind is the basis for intellectual and academic work at St. Ignatius. Our goal is to know, to love, and to serve God in this life and to be with Him forever in the next.

We RESPECT LEARNING AND ORDER.

We believe it is vitally important to introduce our students to the classics and the best of intellectual tradition, which includes both the humanities and the sciences. We develop the mind, heart, and body of every student through an integrated, classical, and ordered progression of learning in a structured environment. This, the Trivium, is a hallmark of classical education based on the knowledge that children learn in three distinct stages according to their development. Our students are provided opportunities to discover the good, the true, and the beautiful, resulting in faith-filled students who are knowledgeable, analytical, and articulate.

We develop RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE SHARED EXPERIENCE OF COMMUNITY LIFE.

We are committed to learning as a community that values each of its members. We welcome students from diverse backgrounds, while encouraging an appreciation for the Catholic faith. At St. Ignatius, we honor the dignity of every person as a child of God and strive to nurture the talents of each individual for service and leadership in their families, in our communities, and in our world.

Catholic

St. Ignatius is a joyfully Catholic school, dedicated to the spiritual development of students in the truths and tradition of the Catholic faith.
Catholic Identity/Faith

Classical

St. Ignatius provides students a rigorous, integrated classical education in the Catholic intellectual tradition.
Curriculum

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