At Peoria Notre Dame, we educate through a different lens — that of Jesus Christ — which allows our students to mature, flourish, and to go further to build a new civilization of love. With the guidance and intercession of Our Lady, our Patroness, we lead hearts to Christ and prepare our students to be good citizens of both Heaven and earth. We seek to develop our students holistically, through the formation of body, mind and spirit; and with this formation, we have sent out tens of thousands of students, over the years, to change the world for the better.
Our Christ-centered and academically excellent education prepares students for college and equips them for successful and fulfilling lives; our many athletic teams and extracurricular activities help to develop our students in various ways outside the classroom.
We celebrate our more than 150-year tradition of shaping the leaders and faithful citizens of this generation, showing each student that God has a plan for their lives and fulfilling that plan leads to the deepest of authentic human happiness. In all we do, we model and teach Catholic values, seek excellence in all we do, enjoy a united family environment, and provide a safe and virtuous learning environment that supports both the individual and the entire community.
Our mission is to foster spiritual, emotional, intellectual and physical development by:
Our desire is to provide an excellent and holistic education, developing the whole person: body, mind and soul. We desire to prepare our students for a successful future – educationally, professionally, vocationally, personally, socially, and eternally in Heaven. Finally, we desire to illuminate the hearts and minds of our students with the “lens of the Gospel”, so that they can grow in authentic virtue and be true protagonists of history, bringing the Light of Christ to the world around them.
Few schools have a heritage as unique as that of Peoria Notre Dame, a result of the rich legacies of the Academy of Our Lady, Spalding Institute, and Bergan High School.
Founded following the consolidation of these three schools, Peoria Notre Dame remains proudly rooted in long standing traditions while pursuing the latest educational and technological innovations.