School started up a couple weeks ago, and now after Labor Day, the school year is in full swing. This means that education is top-of-mind for parents in our community. Maybe it’s your child’s last year before hitting high school, or maybe you have a little one who will be starting elementary school next year. As a parent, I know that decisions like these can really weigh on you as you sort through the pros and cons of each option.
We are blessed with many amazing schools in our area! I do not take for granted the high-quality public schools we have available to us, and last Summer I highlighted all of the different public school systems in our area. However, we also have wonderful private schools in the Peoria area that I would love to highlight today!
- Peoria Christian School. PCS has an amazing reputation in our community. As they strive to bring Christian values into every aspect of education, the quality of their school reflects their values. They offer a wide range of opportunities to their students, not only in academics, but in athletics as well. They offer education from preschool to high school and are well-equipped to meet your family wherever you are in that range!
- Aletheia Classical Christian School. There’s so much to love about the Aletheia school. They put a heavy influence in partnering with the parents of the children, which is such a blessing for us as parents. Students here will be taught according to Classical Education, putting a heavy emphasis on instilling self-driven learning in their students.
- Peoria Notre Dame High School. Notre Dame is yet another great private school option! They have broken down education into four main objectives: developing the spirit, developing the mind, developing the body, and developing the person. It is wonderful to have such a driven and visionary high school at our fingertips to assist in developing our Peoria teenagers!
- St. Philomena School. This school is a phenomenal option for your student, anywhere from preschool-aged to eighth grade! Part of their school’s vision is to “help prepare students to be responsive to the needs of others and to meet the challenges and opportunities of a global world.” What a needed perspective to be training our young children in!
- Peoria Academy. If your child is middle-school aged or younger, this would be another great option to consider! They strive for quality education, and encourage creative, social, and physical growth in their students. They also capitalize on the diversity of ethnic and cultural backgrounds, teaching young learners to embrace an idea of mutual respect early on.
The list could go on, but I’ll leave it at that for now! Although it can be overwhelming to sort through decisions such as these as a parent, we are blessed to have so many wonderful options in our community!