We are Saint Bede
In 1890 St. Bede Academy was founded to provide a Catholic education for young men. Over the years there have been many changes but in the midst of change the monastic community has remained true to its vow of stability and has continued to offer a quality catholic education to prepare young people for further education and their future role in the world and the church.
As a college preparatory school, we ensure our students will be ready to continue their education. Currently, 100% of our students attend post-secondary schooling. Our average A.C.T. score in 2014 was 24.5. 20% of the senior class of 2015 were selected as Illinois State Scholars.The class of 2015 also had a National Merit Scholar participant. An amazing 98% of St. Bede students participate in extra-curricular activities. Our objective is to keep students busy! Every experience is a life lesson. The more they do, the more they learn.
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.