St. Bede Academy

St. Bede Academy has been providing quality Catholic education in North Central Illinois for over 116 years.
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 (2021)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 288 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $25,000
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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

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Attribute
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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
15 students
Number of AP Courses
7 courses
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
1355
Average ACT score
24
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Uniforms.)

Finances and Admission

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

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.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 288 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $25,000
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Illinois is $7,603 for elementary schools and $12,301 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).

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