Summer Camp is Here!

Summer Camp sign ups are under way at Peoria Academy. Our revamped Summer program consists of not only our general camp which runs 8:30am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday, but also themed camps that focus on the Olympics, Visual Arts, STEAM, and Exploration.

That's not all! PA will be offering two-week specialized camps that run in the afternoon, 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm.  Some classes will include Golf, Lacrosse, Robotics, Rocketry, Culinary Art, Theatre, Fencing, and more!

Please take a look at our video below from last years Camp to see some of the fun we had!

To sign up for camps please click here.

We can't wait to see you!
We have some exciting news to share. We are now an official IB World School!

Please click the link below to access the letter that our Executive Director, Chris Wilson, drafted about what IB actually stands for, what it means for Peoria Academy,  and how it will benefit our students.

At Peoria Academy we love to tell our story.

Recently, our Executive Director, Chris Wilson, and board member Heidi de Haas, joined Christine Zak-Edmonds on her show, Consider This, on WTVP to explain Peoria Academy's impact on education in Central Illinois 

Please take a listen to learn more! Just click the link below.
Peoria Academy is an academically rigorous, globally-minded private school for students in preschool through 8th grade. We know and nurture each student, cultivating curiosity, intellect, and a love of learning. With a project-based curriculum, we prepare students for a vibrant, academically successful future.

List of 3 items.

  • Rigor

    We believe that academic excellence comes from world-class teaching, a future-focused curriculum, and plain old hard work. Our students develop the resilience, creativity, focus and excitement about learning that not only sets the foundation for their future academic success, but for a lifetime of joyful discovery.
  • Nurture

    We believe in what is often called the “whole child” approach; the recognition that children are more than just test scores and grades, and that the best education also focuses on artistic development, physical education and character – as well as service, community and kindness.
  • Expansiveness

    Our focus, and our community, is global. We know our children’s world will be broader, more connected, and different in ways that we cannot yet imagine. We believe the best preparation for this world of tomorrow is to embrace the whole world today. 

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  • 8 to 1

    Student to teacher ratio
  • 99%

    Of our students
    are admitted to the high school International Baccalaureate diploma program
  • 9

    Scholastic Bowl state appearances
  • 41%

    Students or families members
    born outside the US
  • 8

    competitive athletic teams
  • 80

    number of holds
    on our gym’s climbing wall
  • 2000

    Year Founded

Say Hello

We could talk about our school all day. Call us for more information. Or come and visit. We’d love to meet you.
Peoria Academy is a diverse community of students, parents, and educators working together to provide a rigorous educational experience. Using progressive techniques that nurture the whole child, our independent school fosters intrinsic motivation, resilience, and creativity.