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Welcome from the Principal

A Warm Welcome from the Principal

Welcome to Peoria Academy (PA)!  It is my privilege to serve as the Principal.
 
A world class education is one of the best gifts we can give our children.  This is exactly what we offer at PA.  Our eight to one student to teacher ratio allows for a very personalized approach to education, allowing us to create educational experiences that meet the needs of every child.  Our pre-K through grade 8 campus is a diverse community of globally-minded students, parents, and educators focused on educating the whole child.  Our goal is to prepare life-long learners who are creative, think critically, and communicate effectively. 
 
At PA, we are focused on the joy of learning.  Our teachers are dedicated to creating a learning environment, where students can explore all forms of knowledge, develop future-readiness skills, and surpass their individual expectations.  We approach learning with a constructivist mindset, while building a collaborative, inquiry-based culture that honors and values everyone.  We look forward to partnering with you in meeting the academic, emotional, and social needs of your children.
 
As an International Baccalaureate (IB) candidate school, we promote international mindedness and provide our students with opportunities to collaborate with their contemporaries from around the world. Our students are caring and reflective thinkers who are open-minded and principled in their actions.  They are inquirers who can effectively communicate.  Our students are also very knowledgeable and balanced in their day to day lives.  We encourage them to take risks and discover their individual excellence.
 
At PA, we are committed to future-ready students capable of greatness.  Our school uses the IB framework to provide learning experiences in all areas of knowledge from Athletics and Fine Arts to Science and Technology.  Our transformative culture is focused on building relationships and collaboration.  It allows our students to explore their individual learning, reflect upon how they can help others, and succeed at becoming motivated citizens of the world.
 
My door is always open.  Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns about how PA can help your child achieve their future successes.
 
Warm regards,
 
Stacy Stoyanoff
Principal
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.