We now have a PA Spirit Wear store, and it is open and ready for you to order! There are options from youth sizes on up, with no minimums on orders.

Did I also mention that 10% of the proceeds come back to PA? 

To access, you can simply scan the QR code on the flyer or click here to visit the PA store!

Welcome to Peoria Academy

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.

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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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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At Peoria Academy we love to tell our story.

Recently, our Head of School, 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.

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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.