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Saint Bede Academy

Since 1890, Saint Bede Academy has been preparing high school students for a lifetime of education and fostering lives of leadership and service. Motivated by a challenging tri-level academic curriculum, our students develop critical thinking skills, communicate effectively, and form strong study habits. Students learn life lessons in a nurturing, close-knit community of about 300 students from all over the world. Students can choose from 32 Honors or AP Level courses as well as earn college credits before graduation.

Situated on 700-acres in central Illinois, Saint Bede Academy offers safe, rural living while also providing students the opportunity to experience everything that Chicago has to offer with supervised visits to museums, colleges, shopping and other activities. With over 40 sports and clubs for students to choose from, whether you’re into drama and the arts, sports and competition, or prefer video games and technology, there really is a place for everyone to belong.


City: Peru, IL

Year Founded: 1890

Campus Size: 700 Acres

Grades Offered: 9th-12th

Number of Students: 293

Percent Boarders: 10%

Average Class Size: 17

Gender: Co-Ed

Diversity: 3 States & 4 Countries represented

Speciality Programs: Dual-Credit & Early-Entry College Programs, 40+ Sports & Clubs, Tri-Level Academic Program.

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