Kiefer School

404 NE Madison,
Peoria, IL, 61603-0616
Tel: (309)687-7739
Grades: K - 12 | 140 students
Children’s Home is a private, not-for-profit, non-sectarian, multiple program, and social service organization.
Established in 1866, our organization is committed to community-based, family-focused programs.
We serve over 1,000 children and families each month and operate from 4 locations.
We are governed by a 25-member voluntary Board of Directors.
Children’s Home employs approximately 400 full and part-time staff in the professions of education, social work, psychology, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, child care counseling, therapeutic recreation, and nursing, as well as a variety of support staff.
Additional professional services such as medical, dental, psychological and psychiatric care are sought through community resources.
Children’s Home is certified by the Illinois State Board of Education; accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children, Inc., and also by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; and licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Council of Bilingual Education
Council for Exceptional Children
National Association of Private Special Education Centers
European Council for International Schools
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12

Student Body

Total Students 140 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 18%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Kiefer School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Gwynetta Bullock

School Notes:

  • Children’s Home is a private, not-for-profit, non-sectarian, multiple program, and social service organization. Established in 1866, our organization is committed to community-based, family-focused programs. We serve over 1,000 children and families each month and operate from 4 locations. We are governed by a 25-member voluntary Board of Directors. Children’s Home employs approximately 400 full and part-time staff in the professions of education, social work, psychology, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, child care counseling, therapeutic recreation, and nursing, as well as a variety of support staff. Additional professional services such as medical, dental, psychological and psychiatric care are sought through community resources. Children’s Home is certified by the Illinois State Board of Education; accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children, Inc., and also by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; and licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

    Kiefer School is a non-public instituion serving students K-12 from appoximately a 60 mile radius of Peoria.  Each student receives individualized instruction and related services, including speech therapy, occupational therapy and mental health counseling.  Class sizes are limited to a maximum of 9 students with at least 2 full time staff members in each room.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Peoria Christian School (2.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Salvation Army Child Care (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Salvation Army Child Care (0.2 miles away)
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