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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A-
Saint Bede Academy is a top rated, private, boarding, Catholic school located in Peru, IL. It has 292 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. Tuition is $35,000 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 77% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$6,000
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$35,000
Received Financial Aid
78%
Average Financial Aid
$4,500

Saint Bede Academy Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1340
9 responses
Average ACT
28
89 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
94%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 102 responses
  • Spirit Week
    14%
  • Football Games
    14%
  • All traditions
    13%
  • Spring Musical
    12%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Homecoming Bonfire
    9%
  • All School Masses
    9%

Boarding

Students Boarding
11%
Boarding Days Per Week
5-day, 7-day
Top Countries
China, Mexico
International Boarding Students
90%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
292
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Poll
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
Poll
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
Poll
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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Saint Bede Academy Reviews

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As an alum, I recently returned for a visit. The new Perino Science Center is state of the art, and the faculty impressive. St. Bede has always been excellent academically, but now with the new science facilities, it can't be beat. Alumni continue to support the Academy, and while the cost is truly quite low for an education of this level, there are lots of scholarships available to make St Bede Academy even more affordable. Go Bruins!
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I loved the overall atmosphere of Saint Bede. There are many traditions that have been passed through generations of students. Everyone at the Academy is extremely kind, helpful, and overall understanding. All teachers want you to excel throughout high school and college!
Because of Saint Bede and the activities they offer, I have grown to be confident and independent. There are so many opportunities to get involved and find activities that interest you. The teachers always put their students as their top priority. The courses can be challenging yet teachers are always open to helping students. The school is rich in school spirit and it offers a family sentiment.