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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.AdvancED
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1890

Student Body

Total Students288 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
19%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade St Bede Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
64%
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses7 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1355
Average ACT score24
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Uniforms.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$25,000
Tuition NotesInternational Tuition: $35,000
% on Financial Aid
35%
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,500
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMarcia Wagner

Sports

Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Boxing, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Indoor Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
BowlingBoxing,
CheeringCross Country,
FootballGolf,
Indoor SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
WeightliftingWrestling,

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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The average private school tuition in Illinois is $6,252 for elementary schools and $12,267 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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