Education is more than books. We want our students to learn how to be kind and caring, and we instill this in them daily through religion class, mass attendance, and Character Counts. We also visit nursing homes, and our junior high volunteers in our community.
Character Counts includes six pillars focused on and rewarded throughout the year including: Trust, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship.
Safety is very important in our school so building character helps prevent bullying and keeps school enjoyable for everyone.
St. Patrick School is the perfect fit for children of all ages from preschool, with an optional all-day program, to junior high, in its own space called Shamrock Hall. Our centralized location is convenient for families, and our tuition assistance makes St. Patrick School affordable for nearly anyone, regardless of religion.
Our safe, small class sizes creates a family-like environment and our outstanding curriculum, which meets state common core standards, is lead by excellent and highly educated licensed and certified teachers.
Highlighted below are some of the reasons we are proud of our school. We encourage you to set up a tour by calling (217) 423-4351 or by filling out our contact form.
St. Patrick School partners with Illinois State University to bring STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art, & Math) to our classrooms. This interactive learning experience includes fun, memorable activities to bring book knowledge to life.
In addition, we offer cutting-edge technology including SmartBoards in classrooms, iPads for every student in Kindergarten through 8th grade, a lab with 30 computers, and technology classes including coding.
We want to make life as easy as possible for our families so we offer child care assistance before and after school through through our Extended Care Service. This benefit is perfect for parents who need to be at work beyond the school day.
Our morning program includes breakfast and our afternoon/early evening program includes a snack and time set aside for homework so you can spend quality time with your child at night.
After-school tutoring with our teachers is also available.
Regardless of your child's interest, we have a club, sport, or activity they will love! We partner with other Catholic schools to offer a wide variety of sports.
In addition, we have robust music program which includes glee choir, band, piano lessons, and bell choir.