Saint Bede Academy is a private college preparatory school located 90 miles southwest of Chicago. The large campus is also home to the Benedictine Monastery and an exceptional boarding program attracting students from all over the world. St. Bede has been providing quality Catholic education in the Illinois Valley since 1890. At Saint Bede Academy, we ensure our students will be ready to continue their education. The academic environment at St. Bede encourages students to excel, both in and outside of the classroom. We commit to having graduates leave the Academy ready, both spiritually and academically, for life in the real world.