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St. Bede Academy

St. Bede Academy

Saint Bede Academy is a Catholic, college-prep high school in the Benedictine tradition which endeavors to prepare students for college and for life by welcoming them into a community of learning permeated by Christian values. Since 1890, we have been dedicated to developing well-rounded, well-prepared citizens who leave Saint Bede with a lifelong commitment to learning. Through our tri-level academic program, all students are continually challenged to extend their skills and perform to the peak of their abilities. The program consists of an Honors Level, College Prep Level and an Academic level to best fit the needs of the individual student. Our newly built science center gives students university-level classrooms to learn in and prepares them for life at university.

Our goal is to provide students with an education that will not only develop their minds, but also strengthen their character while preparing them for life’s challenges. An amazing 97% of students participate in extra-curricular activities. Our objective is to get students involved. The more they do, the more they learn. The academic environment at Saint Bede encourages students to excel both in and out of the classroom. With over 25 extra-curricular activities and 16 sports for students to choose from, practically every student joins a club or team and not only learns a new skill but gains lifelong friends and confidence. Our 700-acre campus is conveniently located 100-miles southwest of Chicago in Peru, Illinois. This proximity allows ample opportunities to experience all that a large city has to offer while enjoying the safety and quiet of a friendly, rural community.


Peru, Illinois


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Specialty Program(s): 

ESL Program/Support; Tri-Level Classes: Academic, College Prep, Honors; 5-day boarding; Early Entry College; Dual Credit Classes

AP / Advanced Courses:

Advanced Placement: AP Calculus, AP Statistics, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP European History, AP US History, AP Computer ScienceHonors: English I, II, III, IV; Computer Science; Mandarin I, II, III, IV; Spanish I, II, III, IV; Algebra I, II; Applied Math Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, Civics, Economics, US History, World History, 20th Century History

Early Entry College (Available to Juniors & Seniors with a 3.0 GPA): Fundamentals of Speech, General Psychology, Music Appreciation, History of Western Civilization, Introduction to Sociology

Dual Credit: Advanced Art, English 1001 & 1002, US History to 1865, US History from 1865, College Algebra

St. Bede Academy
St. Bede Academy
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