High School with a Higher Purpose

An Interview with Bishop Daly


Chesterton Academy of Notre Dame is a new Catholic, classical high school opening in Spokane, WA, in Fall 2020. We will raise up a new generation of joyful leaders and saints, educated in the classical tradition and the truths of the Catholic faith.  Our rigorous, integrated curriculum will unlock student potential and prepares students to succeed in college and professional life, and to excel in service of family, of country, and of Christ our Lord.


Explore Chesterton


Fine Arts

Math and science


House System


A Quick Look


Our Location

  • Chesterton Academy of Notre Dame will be located in O’Connor Hall on the campus of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes in Spokane.

  • During the summer months of 2019, O’Connor Hall will receive modest renovations to prepare for classes in the Fall of 2020.

  • Our Lady of Lourdes is excited to host Spokane’s first Catholic classical high school in decades.

Leadership & Faculty

  • Part of the Chesterton Schools Network founded by Dale Ahlquist and Tom Bengston of Minneapolis

  • A grassroots endeavor undertaken by a team of dedicated parents and educators

  • Hiring excellent classical teachers who take the Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church

Rooted in Faith

  • Daily Mass to start each school day

  • Curriculum inspired by G.K. Chesterton’s approach to faith and reason

  • Catholic theology integrated into each subject

We Need Your Support!


Give today and help us open our doors in the Fall of 2020 to create future leaders and saints for our church and country!


It’s a lot of work to get a new school started. We need your help with various aspects of planning and organizing.