St. Philomena School

3216 N. Emery Avenue
Peoria, IL 61604-0616
Tel: (309)685-1208
Grades: PK-8 | 469 students
St. Philomena Parish School is a Catholic Faith-Educational Community which strives to develop a Christ-centered atmosphere that will permeate the life of each child and faculty member.
The Catholic School shares with the family the educational mission of the church.
The school is a unique Christian community organized to foster the spiritual, moral, intellectual, social and emotional growth of its members in a spirit of dedication, freedom and love that is based on the gospel message.
Each person involved in St. Philomena Parish School is working to create an atmosphere of respect, cooperation, appreciation and support.
This Christian environment will nurture the growth and maturity of the students as well as strengthen the commitment of the faculty and staff.
Together with parents, the primary educators of their children, our Catholic schools pursue academic and spiritual excellence by helping students to develop their intellectual abilities, foster wholesome friendships, practice discipleship, strengthen their daily prayer life, grow in virtue, and become leaders through serving others.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1946

Student Body

Total Students 469 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade St. Philomena School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 23 students
Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes See website for tuition information.


Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountrySoccer,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. After School Study Club, Annual Spring Musical, Band Instruction, Children's Choir, Leadership Academy, Lego League Robotics Team, Scholastic Bowl Team, Scouts, Speech Team, Student Council (6-8), Yearbook Club Scouts, Speech Team, Yearbook Club, After School Study Club,
Annual Spring Musical,
Band Instruction,
Children's Choir,
Leadership Academy,
Lego League Robotics Team,
Scholastic Bowl Team,
Student Council (6-8),

School Notes:

  • Strong faith formation program which intertwines daily instruction, prayer, and reflection to deepen students' Catholic identity while increasing their awareness of different cultures and faith.
  • K-8 Writing/Composition Program developed by and supported through the work of Lucy Calkins and the "Teachers Reading and Writing Project" of Teachers College Columbia University. Students in K-8 receive daily instruction and practice in writing, plus are exposed to a variety of literary genres.
  • Strong Math program in which K-5th grade students receive the Math in Focus program (a Singapore Approach) and 6th-8th grade receive instruction in Pre-Algebra and Algebra.
  • Illinois Virtual School is offered to qualifying middle school students in math.
  • Technology embedded throughout the curriculum to maximize learning opportunities in all content areas. Supported through: a Technology Integration Specialist, 5 Computer on Wheels laptop mobile labs, 6 stationary computers/classroom, and RenWeb (a web-based system allowing parents to access lesson plans, homework, grades, announcements, etc.).
  • Measures of Academic Progress standardized testing.
  • New science lab is the foundation for the school's premier STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics) middle school instructional program.
  • Using a curriculum developed by Lego Education, students in grades 1-8 actively engage in STEM based instruction. Elementary learners in grades 1-4 engage in WeDo Robotics through a cross-curricular set and series of theme-based activities in the areas of math, science, technology, and engineering, as well as language arts, literacy, and social studies. Upper elementary students in grades 5-8 engage in Mindstorms EV3 which enables students to build, program, and test their solutions based on real life robotics technology.
  • IMSA FUSION is an after-school enrichment program for Illinois students who are talented, interested, and motivated in mathematics and science. In addition to the after school sessions, students also participate in related field trips, career webinars, and other enrichment activities. IMSA FUSION is designed for talented and motivated late elementary and middle level students who are committed to challenging themselves in mathematics and science. By design, the IMSA FUSION curriculum is inquiry based, problem centered, and integrative. The learning experiences focus on helping students "learn how to learn" and emphasize logic, mathematical thinking and experimental scientific thinking. Topics relate to the students' lives, thereby arousing their curiosity and increasing their motivation to learn in mathematics and science."    
  • Modified block scheduling for middle school students to provide a structure that increases student learning and helps develop key work habits, such as goal setting, planning, priortizing, and managing time.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Peoria Christian School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Pals-praise And Leadership School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Florence KinderCare (0.4 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Peoria
    Florence KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    0.4 miles
    1125 West Florence Ave.
    Peoria, IL 61604
  • Peoria
    Pals-praise And Leadership School
    Daycare / Preschool (Christian)
    Grades: PK-K | 101 students
    0.5 miles
    3601 N North St
    Peoria, IL 61604
  • Peoria
    Grades: PK-6 | 69 students
    0.6 miles
    3601 N. North St.
    Peoria, IL 61604
  • Peoria
    Grades: PK-12 | 888 students
    1 miles
    3506 N California Avenue
    Peoria, IL 61603
  • Peoria
    Grades: PK-8 | 273 students
    1.2 miles
    2329 W Reservoir Blvd
    Peoria, IL 61615

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