These mother and father with kids going into grades 9 and 10 for the 2021-2022 college 12 months now have one other education possibility in St. Mary’s County.
Chesterton Academy, set to open in Charlotte Corridor this fall, might be a classical highschool within the Roman Catholic custom. The non-public college’s curriculum will mix a broad, liberal arts training with a powerful emphasis on the event of Christian virtues and an appreciation of magnificence, in line with college officers.
It additionally contains the Socratic seminar by which a instructor imparts information via directed questions and guided dialogue, bringing concepts and information to life.
An informational session might be held at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 11, at 29530 Charlotte Corridor Street throughout from the Charlotte Corridor Veterans Dwelling and Dent Memorial Chapel, which is utilized by St. Anne’s Anglican Catholic Church.
“We’re beginning modestly,” stated Peter LaPorte, president of the board. He expects 15 to twenty college students the primary 12 months, rising to 30 subsequent 12 months with the addition of grades 11 and 12.
He famous that academy is utilizing a constructing that was in-built 2019. “The great people at St. Anne’s have been very amenable,” LaPorte stated, noting there are 27 Chesterton Academies within the U.S. now, with 14 extra slated to open this fall, together with the one in St. Mary’s County.
Andrew Pudysz, who’s shifting from Atlanta, would be the college’s first headmaster. “Due to [St. Anne’s] generosity, we have now a perfect location to serve college students and their households dwelling in St. Mary’s County, in addition to Charles and Calvert counties,” Pudysz stated in a press launch.
“Our parish understands the worth of a classical training, explicit one that’s deeply infused with Christian educating and morals,” Bishop William McClean, rector of St. Anne’s, stated within the launch.
The schooling at Chesterton is $8,500 this 12 months, which is significantly lower than the $17,900 at St. Mary’s Ryken Excessive Faculty in Leonardtown and different non-public colleges within the area.