Mr. John Paul Brewster

Walsh University, OH

Psychology (Research)

Chesterton Advanced Studies: 3 college credits

Miss Summer Derwald

Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH

Secondary Education

Chesterton Advanced Studies: 9 college credits

Miss Anna Gracon

Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts, NH


Chesterton Advanced Studies: 6 college credits

Miss Emma Kruszka

Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH


Chesterton Advanced Studies: 3 college credits

Miss Alyssa Merkel

Belmont Abbey, NC

Elementary Education

Chesterton Advanced Studies: 9 college credits

Miss Reagan Merkel

Belmont Abbey, NC

Elementary Education

Chesterton Advanced Studies: 9 college credits

Miss Kailie Peters

University at Buffalo, NY

Political Science / Law

College Acceptance Day

Our Seniors Are Prepared and Ready to Bring Christ’s Light to College!

Thank You for Attending the Walk by Faith…High School Eucharistic Youth Conference

Renew  716 Ministries, together with the Fransiscan Sisters of Mary, Our Lady of Victory Charities and SENT Ministries presented the “Walk by Faith, Not by Sight” Eucharistic High School Youth Conference on April 17th.  

The conference was a tremendous success and the Holy Spirit was alive and leading youth from all over Western New York toward Christ.  We are grateful to our generous sponsors and to the countless priests who concelebrated Holy Mass, Adoration and heard Confessions. We are especially grateful for the The SENT (Student Evangelization Networking Teams) missionaries from Franciscan University of Steubenville,  who led the retreat with great enthusiasm and love for our Lord.  We are hosting the first Walk By Faith Middle School Experience and Eucharistic Conference on July 12th – July 15th.  Please see the Flyer or click HERE for more information on how you can register your middle school student, youth group or homeschoolers.

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Chesterton Academy of Buffalo does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, marital status, or military status, in any of its activities or operation.

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Phone: 716-674-8101

Address: 5331 Genesee Street, Bowmansville, NY 14026

Senior Debate Day

Our seniors debated on the affirmative team, in favor of making abortion illegal.  Those whom opposed, guest debaters, Mr. Gorlick, Mr. Alex and Mr. Andzel. The debate was an excellent example of how two conflicting issues can be debated and explored in a logical, well analyzed, measured and non-judgemental manner.

Debate Highlights:

From the negative side, Mr. Alex argued that you cannot call a fetus a baby until it’s born.  Miss Merkel rebuttaled “What’s the difference between an unborn baby minutes before it is born and a newly born baby?”

Later in the debate, Mr. Andzel asked the panel “Since you’re all Catholic, why is it okay in grave circumstances to use a vaccine that comes from aborted babies, but then say all abortion is evil; it looks like abortion can help save lives?”  Miss Derwald then stated, “We are hear to debate abortion based on its morality, not based on our own personal religious beliefs.”  

Those opposing overturning Roe vs. Wade stated that adoption can be cruel to the child because the child may have to go through suffering…why not end the suffering before it begins?  Miss Peters then replied, “I was adopted and my birth mother could’ve chosen to abort me, but thanks be to God, she did not, and I’m here today and I am grateful she chose life.”

St. Luke’s Service Day!

Chesterton Academy of Buffalo collected toothbrushes and other personal care items, assembled and organized 500 gift bags to be delivered to St. Luke’s neediest community members for Christmas on December 18th.  The service day was a huge success and students helped bring a little joy and warmth to our friends at St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy!

Membership Information          

Thank you to our 2020-2021 Sponsors!

“Whatever lies within our power to do, also lies within our power not to do.”

Deacon Mike McKeating

Paul & Nancy Dlugosz

The Chesterton Society of Western New York

Paul & Mary Ann Friedman

Cornelia Farley & Francis X. Carroll

John & Kathy Wabick

Joanne & Jim Wright

Brendan & Kristin Pratt

Michael & Maureen Pratt

Donna J. Updike

The Uhrich Family

Mike & Mary Beth Cucinotta

Paul & Kimberly Grande

The Magnussons

Barbara Bartels

Dan Hahn

Mary Krause

Charles & Mary Porter

Kruszka Interiors & Color Design

Basil Toyota

The Gracon Family

Lauri & Mike Hahn

Thank you to our new Charter Club members!

Gerald Kaczmarczyk
John Hahn
Paulette MacDonald
Roderick & Barbara Quebral
David & Mary Anderson
Joseph & Susan Hoiden
Michael & Diane Melerski
Dwight Holbrook
Evelyn Caterham
Carol Cucinotta
Mary Anne Rokitka
Aluminum Injection Mold


On October 20th, students and faculty enthroned the Sacred Heart of
Jesus as King of our school.  The enthronement ceremony was led by our
Headmaster, Mr. Jim Simon and the Pastor at Sacred Heart of Jesus
Shrine, Fr. Lukasz Kopala.  The students took part in the reading of the
12 Promises of the Sacred Heart and a presentation of roses in honor of
the new image placed in our school lobby.  Teachers and students then
hung images of the Sacred Heart in each classroom, proclaiming, “Jesus,
we enthrone You in our classroom. May Your love fill the room and our
hearts.”  May Jesus, King of our School, bring us countless blessings
and take charge of our studies, projects, meetings, extra-curricular
activities, and all of our affairs, big and small!