Peru Catholic School

  • Peru Catholic School provides a community of faith and love in which to guide our students in their spiritual, intellectual, physical, social and emotional growth.
  • Peru Catholic is dedicated to meeting the needs of each of our students, preparing them for their life, Christian service, and eternal redemption.
  • We, the faculty and staff of Peru Catholic School, take part in the educational ministry of the Church as we relate all teaching and learning to the Good News of Jesus.
  • Peru Catholic School is registered with the State of Illinois and meets the curricular educational requirements as set forth by the Illinois State Board of Education.
  • Students consistently perform above average on the standardized achievement tests.

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Peru Catholic School places among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students239 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Peru Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio18:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size18 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Dress code in handbook on website)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$2,200
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringTrack and Field,

Nearby Private Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Peru
    St Bede Academy
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    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 288 students
    1.3 miles
    24 W Us Highway 6
    Peru, IL 61354
    (815) 223-3140
    1.3 9-12
  • La Salle
    Trinity Catholic Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 204 students
    1.8 miles
    650 4th St
    La Salle, IL 61301
    (815) 223-8523
    1.8 PK-8
  • La Salle
    Lighted Way Association Inc
    Special Education School
    Grades: PK-12 | 37 students
    2 miles
    941 6th St
    La Salle, IL 61301
    (815) 224-1345
    2 PK-12
  • Oglesby
    Grades: PK-8 | 197 students
    4.2 miles
    336 Alice Ave
    Oglesby, IL 61348
    (815) 883-8916
    4.2 PK-8
  • La Salle
    Grades: PK-12 | 65 students
    5.2 miles
    200 24th St
    La Salle, IL 61301
    (815) 223-1037
    5.2 PK-12

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Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Illinois is $6,288 for elementary schools and $12,529 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Illinois is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).