St. Bede Academy

24 W Us Highway 6
Peru, IL 61354-0613
Tel: (815)223-3140
Grades: 9-12 | 309 students
St. Bede Academy has been providing quality Catholic education in North Central Illinois for over 116 years.
While we pride ourselves in our rich history and tradition, we understand the ever-changing needs of students today.
Our goal is to provide students with an education that will not only develop their minds, but also strengthen their character preparing them for life's challenges.
The academic environment at St. Bede encourages students to excel, both in and outside of the classroom.
We commit to having graduates leave the Academy ready, both spiritually and academically, for life in the real world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9-12

Student Body

Total Students 309 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade St. Bede Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is La Salle Peru Christian School (4.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Trinity Catholic Academy (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Trinity Catholic Academy (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • La Salle
    Trinity Catholic Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 171 students
    0.5 miles
    650 4th St
    La Salle, IL 61301
  • La Salle
    Lighted Way Association Inc
    Special Education School
    Grades: 8 | 19 students
    0.7 miles
    941 6th St
    La Salle, IL 61301
  • Peru
    Grades: PK-3 | 34 students
    1 miles
    2218 Marquette Rd
    Peru, IL 61354
  • Peru
    Peru Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 170 students
    1.3 miles
    2003 5th St
    Peru, IL 61354
  • Oglesby
    Grades: PK-8 | 162 students
    3.1 miles
    336 Alice Ave
    Oglesby, IL 61348

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