High School with a Higher Purpose


Chesterton Academy of The Florida Martyrs is a new, independent classical high school in the Catholic intellectual tradition now open in Pensacola, Florida. We desire our graduates to be virtuous and faithful Catholic leaders, fully alive in their faith and alight with the Joy of Jesus Christ. Inspired by the bravery and holiness of our Patrons, Chesterton Academy of The Florida Martyrs seeks to accompany young men and women on a journey to become joyful leaders and saints.

By introducing them to great thinkers such as Socrates, Thomas Aquinas and Dante, and surrounding them with a distinctly Catholic culture, we lead students to choose for themselves the adventure of being a disciple of Christ.

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  • Our school is located at                  
     5200 Saufley Field Rd.                     
     Pensacola, FL 32526
  • In the Family Life Center of St. Anne Catholic Church


  • Member of the Chesterton Schools Network, founded by Dale Ahlquist and Tom Bengston of Minneapolis, MN
  • Run by a board of dedicated parents, educators, and community leaders
  • Each board and faculty member takes the Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium at the beginning of the academic year


  • Daily Mass is the foundation of each school day
  • Curriculum inspired by G.K. Chesterton's approach to faith and reason
  • Christian anthropology integrated into each subject

Our Model of Education


Inspired by Saint Pope John Paul II, we take as our motto Cultura Vitae, the Culture of Life. We make it our mission to prepare our students to triumph over the materialism and despair that pervade our culture and to accept our Lord's offer to have life and have it abundantly. Our classical curriculum combines a broad liberal arts education with a strong emphasis on the development of Christian virtues and an appreciation of beauty. Through our Three Pillars Model, we form our students in:

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We teach the classics of Western thought from physics to philosophy, and the interrelationship of the great ideas; teaching students not merely what to think, but how to think.

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We help students grow in the four cardinal virtues of prudence, temperance, fortitude and justice, which we believe are the foundation of leadership.

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Our students come to understand and embrace the truth of why they exist: to know God, to love Him, and to serve Him in this world and be happy with Him forever in the next.

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Hallmarks of a Chesterton Education




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(850) 378-1303

P.O. Box 588
Pensacola, FL 32591


Checks may be made out to Chesterton Academy of The Florida Martyrs and mailed to the PO Box above.  Chesterton Academy of The Florida Martyrs is a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (EIN 88-1929909) and your contributions are deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.

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