Belleville Illinois Schools!

“The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.” – Harvey S. Firestone

Belleville is an optimal place to gain an education. Our classrooms blend time-tested educational traditions with cutting edge educational advances surrounded by a diversity of culture. Belleville strengthens children because we understand that what happens in the classroom is balanced with wonderful people and places throughout our community, plenty organized activities, ample green spaces, a vibrant downtown and walkable neighborhoods.


Belleville’s Award-Winning Schools, College and University

Where’d You Go To School? Belleville Pre-K through University

Belleville children attend a total of 20 private, Catholic or public elementary schools, four junior high schools, four public, Catholic or private high schools, and several Catholic grade schools and private schools.

High Schools

There are four high schools in Belleville. Althoff Catholic High SchoolBelleville East High School and Belleville West High School, both of which are in Belleville High School District #201, and Governor French Academy.

Elementary Schools

Belle Valley School District #119 offers grades Pre-K through 8.

Belleville School District #118 offers nine elementary and two junior high schools.

Harmony-Emge School District #175 has three schools offering different grade levels: Pre-K, K – 4, and 5 – 8.

Signal Hill School District #181 offers Pre-K through 8.

Whiteside School District #115 offers an elementary school and a middle school with Pre-K through 8.

Catholic Elementary Schools

Catholic education for grades Pre-K through 8 has played an important role in the growth and success of the community.
Blessed Sacrament

Notre Dame Academy
Effective Fall of 2015, St. Mary – St. Augustine merged with Cathedral to become Notre Dame Academy.
Cathedral offers grades 5 – 8.
St. Mary – St. Augustine offers grades Pre-K through 4 and Public School Religion (PSR) classes.

Our Lady Queen of Peace exists to provide pre-kindergarten through eighth grade parishioners an opportunity to grow in faith through a total educational experience which emphasizes academic excellence, personal responsibility and service within a Catholic faith community.

St. Teresa, an integral component of St. Teresa Parish, serves the community by passing on the Catholic faith and values while immersing students in grades K – 8 within a Christ-centered environment.

Zion Lutheran School

Zion Lutheran School offers a unique approach to academic excellence, nurturing a child’s faith with a Christ-centered education starting in preschool through 8th grade.

Governor French Academy

Governor French Academy, located in downtown Belleville, is a private grammar and college-preparatory school for grades K – 12.

St. Clair County Regional Office of Education

The St. Clair County Regional Office of Education offers a complete list of all schools in St. Clair County, including those located in Belleville.

Southwestern Illinois College

Southwestern Illinois University (SWIC) is home to Southern Illinois’ most extensive college and junior college network. Here students can achieve their Associates Degree while saving money on their first two years of college. SWIC also provides many certification programs as well as high school equivalency certification.

Lindenwood University, Belleville

Located in the heart of Belleville, Illinois, Lindenwood University brings a diversity of four-year college students and graduate students a university education. Located on a historic, urban campus, Lindenwood university adds a vibrancy to Belleville.