About SJCS

Our Mission Statement:

St. Jude Catholic School is a Christ-centered, student-focused community, enriching the whole child, serving God's kingdom, while fostering academic excellence. 

Fast Facts

St. Jude Catholic School opened in 2009.

The Fire is introduced as St. Jude Catholic School’s mascot in 2012.

LabLearner, the state-of-the-art science program, is added to St. Jude’s curriculum in 2013.

Thanks to the support of our parish family, SJCS moved into our new school facility for 2013-14 academic year.

The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, began their mission in the diocese of Peoria and, more specifically, St. Jude Catholic School, in 2013.

In 2015, St. Jude offered Kindergarten through Eighth grade, in addition to half- and full-day preschool classes for 3- and 4-year-olds.

In 2015, St. Jude completed the second phase of its building campaign by adding an early elementary wing, new library, new music room, and chapel to the existing facility.



St. Jude Catholic School prides itself on its:


Community Service

St. Jude students model their dedication to community service each and every day. All St. Jude students belong to a school-wide service group, the St. Jude Peacemakers, through which they participate in meaningful service projects to benefit the school, the parish, and the larger Peoria community. In some instances, St. Jude’s students even participate in service projects that have an international scope.


Parental Involvement

Parental involvement is a critical part of St. Jude family-oriented culture. There are many opportunities for parents to participate in the St. Jude school community in meaningful ways.


Committed Faculty

All of our teachers at St. Jude are state certified. They are highly qualified, dedicated to Catholic education, and many hold a Master’s degree or are currently pursuing that degree.