Your Next Steps

Apply and Enroll

Freshman and Transfer Student Enrollment

Our application process is based on a rolling admissions timeframe.  In other words, students may apply to Chesterton Academy at any point throughout the year.  However, it is highly recommended that students apply prior to December in order to be eligible for various  annual scholarship and financial aid awards.  Our application may be completed online or downloaded and mailed to the school.

Throughout the application process,  our Headmaster or Admissions Director will meet one-on-one with you and your student to get to know you, explain the enrollment process and answer any questions you may have.  Please click on the button below to apply today.

Tuition and Aid

An Affordable Education

Tuition & Fees

Chesterton Academy of Buffalo is committed to offering an outstanding high school education at an affordable cost to families. Tuition for the 2020-21 academic year is $7,600 per student with a $210 book and supply fee. Families with siblings at Chesterton Academy receive a generous tuition discount.

Because tuition does not cover the full cost of an education at Chesterton, families are expected to aid in fundraising and various school activities throughout the school year.

Financial Aid

Scholarships and tuition assistance are available to families who apply and qualify for aid. Chesterton Academy utilizes the services of TADS to help us allocate fairly our limited aid dollars. The student application process must be completed in full before being considered for tuition assistance.

Need Based Scholarships

The following scholarships are available for the 2021-2022 school year for either new freshmen or current students:

  • Russell J Salvatore Scholarship partnered with Chesterton Academy for high-potential students with economic need. Same student may receive up to four years in total.
  • Bison Fund – offered independently through Bison Fund application process.

For more detailed information regarding the aforementioned scholarships and awards, please call the main office at 716/674-8101.

Scholarships and Awards

The following scholarships are available for the 2021-2022 school year:

  • Chesterton Works of Mercy Scholarship – Annual scholarship for one student who has documented an extra-ordinary commitment to Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy. This scholarship is not dependent on financial need and may be available for up to four years.

Only Incoming freshmen are eligible for the following 2021-2022 scholarships:

  • Classic Learning Test Achievement Award – $500 one-time award for highest score received from student who has taken the November 2020 CLT exam as well as registers as an incoming freshman.
  • Chesterton Honors Award – $500 one-time award will be offered to one incoming freshman that achieved high honors status in both 7th and 8th grade (as indicated on official school transcript) as well as submitted a superior essay on why Chesterton Academy of Buffalo is the student’s first choice for high school.

For more detailed information regarding the aforementioned scholarships and awards, please call the main office at 716/674-8101.

Admissions Events

Physical Chesterton Academy of Buffalo

Experience Chesterton Home Party

Call 716-674-8101 to Find a Home Party Near You

Contact Admissions

Freshman Orientation

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frequently Asked Questions

Life at Chesterton

Chesterton works to limit assigned homework to an hour and a half to two hours per evening. We seek to be efficient in the learning process such that students have time in the evenings to spend with their family and extracurricular activities or jobs. We also build into the class schedule free periods throughout the week so students may use this time to study or take a break as needed.

7:55AM Homeroom

8:00AM 1st Period

8:30AM Mass

9:15AM 2nd Period

10:05AM 3rd Period

10:55AM 4th (Lunch 1)

11:45AM 5th (Lunch 2)

12:35PM 6th Period

1:25PM 7th Period

2:15PM 8th Period

3:10PM Dismissal

Students bring their own lunch and may use school microwave to heat meals. Pizza and other lunches are available on various days throughout the week for purchase.

Students are assigned their house and are announced the first day of school. Once a house has been chosen for a student, they will remain in that house until they graduate.

Chesterton welcomes transfer students each year who come from public, private, and homeschool environments. Our Headmaster works closely with each transfer student to ensure their success as they transition to Chesterton.

Preparing for Your First Day

Students who live within a 15 mile radius of Chesterton may receive busing according to their home public school district. Applications for transportation are required each year and are approved by the student’s home public school district.

The tradition of school uniforms goes back to Medieval times when cap and gowns were required at universities. Thus, all students regardless of background would dress alike and all would show an outward sign of their dedication to that university. Our school uniform policy supports three goals: modesty, professionalism and unity/school spirit.

Chesterton students are required to read one classical work over the summer each year.

The school supply list is released in July together with details on the summer reading assignments and uniform policy.