St. Bede Academy

St. Bede Academy has been providing quality Catholic education in North Central Illinois since 1890.
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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 288 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $25,000
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. Bede Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Year Founded
1890

Student Body

Total Students
288 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
19%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
St. Bede Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
64%
Average Class Size
18 students
Number of AP Courses
7 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Calculus
Average SAT score
1240
(Out of 1600)
Average ACT score
28
(Out of 36)
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Uniforms.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
International Tuition: $35,000
% on Financial Aid
35%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$2,500
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Marcia Wagner

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
18 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Car Club, Heritage Club, Last Supper Club, Model United Nations, Peer Tutors, Pep Club, Prom Committee, Scholastic Bowl, Science Club, Student Ambassadors, Student Government Association, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Chorus, Fall Theatre Production, Spring Musical Production, Stage Rats

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Bass Fishing Team

School Notes

  • St. Bede Academy has been providing quality Catholic education in North Central Illinois since 1890. 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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does St. Bede Academy cost?
St. Bede Academy's tuition is approximately $25,000 for private students.
What schools are St. Bede Academy often compared to?
St. Bede Academyis often viewed alongside schools like Marquette Academy by visitors of our site.
What is the acceptance rate of St. Bede Academy?
The acceptance rate of St. Bede Academy is 85%, which is lower than the national average of 90%. St. Bede Academy's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Illinois with low acceptance rates.
What sports does St. Bede Academy offer?
St. Bede Academy offers 14 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Boxing, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting and Wrestling. St. Bede Academy is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for most sports offered.
What is St. Bede Academy's ranking?
When is the application deadline for St. Bede Academy?
The application deadline for St. Bede Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 288 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $25,000
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Illinois is $8,638 for elementary schools and $13,923 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Illinois is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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