Aletheia School

Aletheia School Photo #1 - Aletheia School logo
Aletheia School Photo #1 - Aletheia School logo
As a school, it is our desire to partner with parents in the education of their children, which means that parents are actively involved.
Parents help out by teaching, substitute teaching, working on the cleaning crew, helping with administration duties, and filling various other roles.
Part of the interview process is for parents to think through which area their unique gifts might be utilized for the good of their children and the school.
If you are wondering whether this is effective, there is a simple answer, YES!
Here are some of the advantages Aletheia has to offer; 1.
Small Class Size - No more than 8 students in each classroom.
Affordable Tuition - Less than 1/3 of other area private schools.
Continuing Education - Our parent volunteers learn from each other and have the opportunity to attend conferences.
Playing to your strengths- We work to see that each role at the school is filled by someone who has a particular expertise or competence in that area.
Academics - Due to small classes, students are given more individual attention, which translates into academic excellence.
Character - Most importantly, our students and teachers are demonstrating a growth in character and a commitment to serving Christ.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-7
  • Enrollment: 95 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $2,500
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 6 students
  • Application Deadline: Jul. 15 / Sep. 1
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Aletheia School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:


School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-7
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
95 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Aletheia School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
6 students
Classroom Dress Code
Khaki/navy pants, collared shirts

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jul. 15 / Sep. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition is $250 per month for 10 months per year.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Chris Marchand

School Notes

  • Four Myths about Classical Education
  • Myth #1: Classical education was fine back then, but we need modern education in a modern world. Fact: Classical education teaches students facts, provides them with logical tools to use those facts, and perfects the student`s ability to relate those facts to others. This fundamental skill-set is more valuable today than it has ever been. The process of teaching students to think extends far beyond filling their heads with knowledge. Modern education, to varying degrees, has succeeded in teaching facts necessary for state test performance and some skills. Classical education helps students draw original, creative, and accurate conclusions from facts and then formulate those conclusions into logical and persuasive arguments. Parents who are exposed to classical education recognize that its "back to the basics" approach contrasts with the distractions of modern education. Is the classical method applicable in a modern, technological age The technology we have today was invented, in large part, by the classically educated. Man inhabited the earth for thousands of years without developing technology until the last two centuries. It is no coincidence that the groundwork for these achievements was laid within the last 400 years when classical education was at its height. Classical education teaches children the timeless skills of thinking, reasoning, logic, and expression. Our subject matter is as up-to-date as that found in other schools. We simply add a depth and dimension through this time-tested method.
  • Myth #2: My child is not intelligent enough to attend a classical school. Fact: Many parents assume that a classical education is only accessible to "gifted" children. In fact, all children benefit greatly from the classical method. If you were educated in Western society prior to 1850, you were classically educated. Often, myths start from a spark of reality. Parents may observe the classroom and curriculum of a classical school and assume the children are abnormally bright. In reality, classical education challenges children and is uniquely able to leverage their natural abilities during different stages of childhood. In short, we help ordinary children and deliver extraordinary results by employing proven methods tested for centuries.
  • Myth #3: Classical education is too extreme. Fact: Classical education teaches children "with the grain" - complementing their developmental phase with the appropriate teaching method. The classical method is different from today`s conventional education. Parents are rightfully skeptical of anything that differs so boldly from the norm. However, classical education was the norm 100 years ago because it worked. Conventional education has taken an experimental approach to educating our children over the past four decades. Many different methods have been tried and later scrapped when they failed. This constant state of change in education creates an environment where anything "traditional" seems extreme. Unfortunately, this is where modern educational thought is upside down. Classical education provides a basic structure upon which we can build effective, successful students. We are not advocating an experiment. Rather, we are seeking a return to a system proven for over 1,000 years.
  • Myth #4: Classical education is unnecessarily difficult or harsh. Fact: Children enjoy learning. They are wired for it. Assuming that a child will not be able to succeed in a challenging environment is tempting, but simply untrue. A common assumption is that a demanding curriculum results in unhappy children. As adults, learning new things can be uncomfortable. However, most children are fascinated by what they learn. The excitement of children learning Latin grows as they become able to describe the world in a language that most adults do not understand. The rich and complex texture of classical literature is strangely amplified by youth. Science and the history of Western Civilization come alive for those who hunger to know about their world. Classical schools maintain order in the classroom. This does not translate to stoic classes where interaction is limited to an occasional, downcast "yes sir." In fact, we encourage extensive interaction between students and teachers. Students are not allowed to be disruptive, but they are constantly encouraged to offer observations, ask questions, interact, and make comments. The classical method encourages and succeeds at creating a stimulating and enjoyable learning environment for students.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Aletheia School cost?
Aletheia School's tuition is approximately $2,500 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Aletheia School?
The acceptance rate of Aletheia School is 80%, which is lower than the national average of 90%. Aletheia School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Illinois with low acceptance rates.
What is Aletheia School's ranking?
Aletheia School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for: Least expensive tuition and Lowest average acceptance rates.
When is the application deadline for Aletheia School?
The application deadline for Aletheia School is Jul. 15 / Sep. 1.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
I went to Aletheia from kindergarten to 8th grade. It was a great school with teachers who cared about how the students were doing. The curriculum is definitely harder than most of the public schools, in my opinion, but it was still interesting and fun to go to school there. I just wish they had sports teams!
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Aletheia is a school like no other in the Peoria area. Their kindergarten/1st grade reading program (Riggs) is phenomenal! My son was reading fluently by the end of kindergarten and is now in first grade, spelling at a 4th grade level. He does second grade math with ease, as well, but his favorite part of school is recess, of course! The teachers at Aletheia are well trained, compassionate, and patient and the school runs very efficiently and competently. I highly recommend it.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-7
  • Enrollment: 95 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $2,500
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 6 students
  • Application Deadline: Jul. 15 / Sep. 1
  • Source: Verified school update

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