St. Jude Catholic School
Where Faith, Love, and Leaders Grow


Founded in 2009, St. Jude has an enrollment of more than 250 students in preschool through eighth grade. Our academic community is blessed to be supported by a vibrant parish as well as the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, who serve as teachers in our school. We are committed to immersing our students in the Catholic faith and challenging them to reach their highest potential intellectually, spiritually and physically. Our mission is to form well-rounded disciples who will become the future leaders of our Church, our communities and our world.

We encourage you to learn more about our school and the aspects that help to make St. Jude one of the premier Catholic elementary schools in the greater Peoria area. If you would like an in-person tour of our school and facilities, please contact us.




Our talented and highly qualified teaching professionals are committed to your child's academic success, spiritual growth, overall personal wellness, and holiness. 

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

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St. Jude Catholic Church Parent Happy Hours 2019

St. Jude Catholic Church Parent Happy Hours 2019

Save the date for Wednesday, September 25th at 7pm for the first Parent happy hour of the year. Steve and Marcia Mattern will be speaking on parenting in today’s culture. They will share reflections from their journey as Catholic parents with their 6 children. Steve is the VP of Mission Services at OSF and is a licensed counselor; Marcia is an educator, dietician and birth assistant. There will be free drinks, snacks and child care! See the above flyer for details.


Receive a Tax Credit for Giving to St. Jude Catholic School

Put your state tax dollars to work right here at St. Jude!  The State of Illinois is offering a 75% Tax Credit to individuals who donate to the Invest in Kids Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships to students wishing to attend private schools. Individuals may direct their donation specifically to St. Jude Catholic School or Peoria Notre Dame High School. Many families appreciate this unique opportunity to decide how their tax dollars will be used, and to support organizations which reflect their Catholic beliefs and values. For every $100 you donate, you will receive $75 back as a state tax credit. In other words, the net cost to you is only $25, but the school receives the full $100!  

Please consider donating to this program which provides scholarships to families who might otherwise be unable to attend St. Jude. The process is not difficult but has several steps.  Please follow the video link or refer to the attachments for step-by-step instructions on the donation process. 


If you have questions or would like help with the donation process, please call 309-243-2493 or email Jill Lindsey at We are happy to answer any questions or arrange a private meeting.

Additional details on the Invest in Kids program are available at

Missoula Children’s Theatre 2019

Missoula Children’s Theatre 2019

We are so excited to have Missoula’s one week theater camp back at St. Jude Catholic School! Our students will put on a fantastic show and we hope to see you there.

What: A SJCS student production of Robinson Crusoe

Who: Our K-8 students that audition and make the cut

When: There are two shows on Friday Sep 13th, at 1:30pm and 7pm.

How Much: For either showing, tickets are available at the door for only $7 per adult, $5 per child or $20 per family.

Where: Our School Gym! See you there!



Girls aged 5 and up are invited to join the American Heritage Girls this year. With an emphasis on faith, service and fun, girls choose from more than 80 badges to earn, lead and plan service projects, and participate in adventurous outdoor activities. If interested, or for more information, please contact the Troop Coordinator: Elizabeth Kirkpatrick



Tuesday the 17th: PTO Meeting 6:30pm

Wednesday the 18th: Confirmation Parent Meeting 7pm, Hettinger Hall. Attendance by at least one parent is mandatory.

Wednesday the 25th: Fall Picture Day for all students, K-8 students must be in Uniform. Also that evening is the Fall Parent Education Night: Parenting in our Culture with Steve Mattern, 7 pm, Hettinger Hall

VISION AND HEARING SCREENING: Annual student vision and hearing screening, as required by the state of Illinois, was held on September 4. Re-screening will take place on Wednesday September 18th.

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