Governor French Academy

219 West Main Street
Belleville, IL 62220-0622
Tel: (618)233-7542
Grades: PK-12 | 160 students
WYSE Academic Challenge Team 2014
WYSE Academic Challenge Team 2014
Governor French Academy is a coeducational college-preparatory school for students in Kindergarten Preparatory through grade 12. Governor French Academy seeks to perform three specific services to the parents of serious students: the finest preparation for college and advanced educational work; complete preparation for college testing procedures; and professional and detailed assistance for parents in obtaining substantial college financial aid.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. AdvancED
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1983

Student Body

Total Students 160 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Governor French Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 20 students
Number of AP Courses 17 courses
Average SAT score 1690
Average ACT score 26
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $5,940
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Carol S. Wilson


Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Intramural Softball, Skateboard Club, Youth and Government Intramural Softball,
Skateboard Club,
Youth and Government,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Faith Baptist School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Cathedral Grade School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Cathedral Grade School (0.1 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Belleville
    Cathedral Grade School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 131 students
    0.1 miles
    200 S 2nd St
    Belleville, IL 62220
  • Belleville
    Grades: PK-12 | 30 students
    0.4 miles
    413 E Main St
    Belleville, IL 62220
  • Belleville
    Grades: 9 | 6 students
    1.2 miles
    423 Lucinda Ave
    Belleville, IL 62221
  • Belleville
    Grades: PK-8 | 326 students
    1.3 miles
    1108 Lebanon Avenue
    Belleville, IL 62221
  • Belleville
    Mamie O Stookey School
    Special Education School
    Grades: PK-12 | 64 students
    1.4 miles
    1306 Wabash Ave
    Belleville, IL 62220

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The average private school tuition in Illinois is $5,719 for elementary schools and $10,782 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Illinois is 92% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).