About Us

Why Peoria Academy

Why Peoria Academy

Families who choose Peoria Academy believe that an excellent education is the greatest gift we can give our children. As an independent school, we have the freedom to set the highest academic standards. We can create educational experiences that meet each child’s needs, helping every student flourish intellectually, creatively and with kindness. We offer small classes, dedicated teachers, and world-class arts, music, languages and sports teams.

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  • World-Class Curriculum

    Peoria Academy offers a world-class curriculum to students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.
  • Encouraging Early Applicants

    Students enter the school in every grade, although our classes regularly fill up, so we encourage applicants to inquire early.
  • Designed in the Tradition of the IB Programme

    Our curriculum is designed in the tradition of the International Baccalaureate Programme. This world-class, project-based curriculum builds critical and complex thinking, while fostering curiosity and a love of learning.
  • 8:1 Student-to-Teacher Ratio

    With our 8:1 student-to-teacher ratio, we know every student.
  • High School Counseling

    Our students are accepted to the area’s most selective and prestigious high schools. But more importantly, our dedicated high school counseling process ensures our students find – and enroll in – the secondary school that’s right for them.
  • Athletics on Campus

    We know children need to move. That’s why we have athletics every day for all students. Our older children also participate on sports teams. And we always, always love a recess.
  • Artistic Expression

    Artistic expression is key to intellectual and emotional development. From painting to choir, Peoria Academy students engage in the fine arts every day.
  • Our Students

    Our students are happy, engaged, motivated and love learning.
  • Our Teachers

    Our teachers love their work. We work hard and play hard.
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.