High School Student Life

Encounter Christ

At St. Ignatius Chesterton Academy, we begin each day with Mass, so our students are able to experience daily the love of Christ through the Eucharist. The spiritual life of the school includes retreats, Adoration, formation, pro-life outreach, and ongoing opportunities for service.


St. Ignatius Chesterton Academy co-ops with Stockbridge for high school athletics.

  • Fall Sports: Cross Country, Soccer, Girls Volleyball
  • Winter Sports: Girls and Boys Basketball
  • Spring Sports: Golf, Track

Clubs & Activities

Yearbook Club


House System

The Chesterton Academy House system draws on the 1,000 year-old tradition of Christian education exemplified in the colleges at Oxford and Cambridge. Houses provide real, tangible community within the larger school, giving our students the opportunity to take ownership, to exercise true leadership, and to grow in virtue.

Each student is assigned to one of four houses for their tenure at St. Ignatius and have the opportunity to lead as a Captain or as an elected House Prefect during their junior and senior year. The Houses are named for the four saints who hold up the Chair of St. Peter in St. Peter's Basilica: Saints Ambrose, Augustine, Athanasius, and Chrysostom.

The White Horse Cup

The Houses of Chesterton Academy are engaged in continual competition for the White Horse Cup, which is awarded each year to the House with the most points at the end of the year. The White Horse Cup is proudly displayed in the school office. The winning House’s name is engraved on the cup each year to keep a record for posterity.