About Schlarman Academy
Schlarman Academy is a Christian institution within the Roman Catholic tradition. We believe in each person’s unique worth because he/she is created by God and called to a particular end or destiny. The primary obligation for education and Christian formation rests with the parents; we share in this during the time the student is entrusted to the school. Students are admitted to Schlarman Academy without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national or ethnic origin. Eighteen percent of our students are non-Catholic. Tuition assistance is available with twenty-five percent of our student body receiving some form of assistance.
You have made the right decision in looking at Schlarman Academy for your child! You can’t go wrong by putting your child in the hands of faith at Schlarman.
First, the education your son or daughter receives lasts a lifetime. Schlarman Academy academically prepares your child for a lifetime of success. As evidence of this, we can point to the school’s accreditation, talented faculty, student progress on standardized tests, and how well our students perform later on in college. Call or stop in and visit so that we can share with you these and many other examples of our wonderful academic program.
Second, your child is taken care of both physically and emotionally at Schlarman Academy. Our staff and faculty are trained to provide excellent care for your child. Working with local law enforcement and emergency personnel, our school follows policies and procedures that ensure that your child is safe. At Schlarman Adacemy, every student’s happiness matters. Our staff and faculty reach out to care for your child in the most sincere, compassionate, and loving manner. Contact any of our school families to find out firsthand how we care for them.
Third, spiritual growth and faith development underscore everything we do for your child while he or she is a student here. As a Catholic school, we don’t view the faith life of your child as separate from his or her regular academic learning. We believe and we teach that God can be found in all academic subjects. We view God as the great communicator who wants us to live in peace with all our brothers and sisters, even those from different cultures and walks of life. Students of all faiths are welcome at Schlarman Academy. Contact the school office to schedule a visit to experience our school community.
Our Mission and Philosophy
Schlarman Academy is a faith-based, preschool-through–high-school educational community that promotes spiritual, intellectual, physical, and moral development in a dynamic climate of academic excellence centered on Christian values and the Catholic tradition.
Schlarman Academy is a Christian institution within the Roman Catholic tradition. We believe in each person's unique worth because God has created and called him or her to a particular end or destiny. The primary obligation for education and Christian formation rests with the parents. We share in this while they entrust the student to the school.
Schlarman seeks to maintain an environment characterized by the Roman Catholic expression of Christian faith, human dignity, and responsible freedom. This requires commitment to the Gospel by all members of the Schlarman family. We strive for excellence in education, formation, and personal development consistent with our self‑identity and Roman Catholic world‑view.
Our goals are to:
- Help the development of Christian faith and its Roman Catholic expression.
- Promote the development of each individual student’s abilities and interests
- Promote lifelong learning, continuing personal development and decision-making based upon the Gospel values and our Roman Catholic world-view.
Statement of Purpose
“From the first moment that a student sets foot in a Catholic school, he or she ought to have the impression of entering a new environment, one illuminated by the light of faith and having its own unique characteristics, an environment with the Gospel spirit of love and freedom....”
The Religious Dimension of Education in a Catholic School, #25
Catholic schools in the Catholic Diocese of Peoria are established to assist the Bishop and Pastors in the transmission of the Faith to the young of the Diocese. We welcome non-Catholic students into our school who wish to take advantage of the opportunities provided by Catholic education. Every school must define its main goal as ”To help each student develop a personal and ecclesial relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ, who is “the Way, the Truth, and the Life” (John 14:6).” The principles, practices, and beliefs of the Catholic Faith must be fully integrated throughout the school’s curricula, service projects, co-curricular activities, and culture.
Students in our Catholic schools are reminded of their dignity as children of God through the study of Catholic doctrine, frequent opportunities for personal and communal prayer, and active participation in the sacramental life of the Church. Together with parents, the primary educators of their children, our Catholic schools pursue academic and spiritual excellence by helping students to develop their intellectual activities, foster wholesome friendships, practice discipleship, strengthen their daily prayer life, grow in virtue, and become leaders through serving others.
All personnel that work in our Catholic schools must have at heart the promotion of the educational mission of the Church, and live as visible role models of faith within the parish/school community. Catholic doctrinal, moral and social teachings are an integral part of each school. Therefore, all faculty, staff, administrative, and volunteer personnel must support the teachings of the Church, actively practice their faith in daily life, and be loyal to the Church’s Magisterium. Our Catholic school personnel share this educational mission and its various commitments and responsibilities with parents and the local Church communities.
The seal is a triple symbol of the Holy Family: the cross reminds one of Christ, Our Redeemer; the star, the ceaseless vigilance of Mary, Our Mother; and the carpenter square symbolizes Saint Joseph, patron of the school. The five dots on the cross represent the five Vermilion County Catholic parishes. The star also represents knowledge, the square represents service, and the cross represents faith. Mary is represented in the blue background color of the seal.
Create a supportive partnership of school, families, parishes, and community for our students.
Inspire all our students to rise to their fullest potential through high expectations and academic rigor.
Instill a sense of service in our students and families to the school and community at large.
Respect and value those who came before us and created the legacy that we carry forward.
Teach moral and spiritual behavior in order to develop students of honor and integrity.