Welcome to the Cathedral of St. Peter School

1231 N. Court St.  Rockford, Illinois 61103  
815-963-3620    FAX 815-963-0551

James Burns, Principal
Betsy Conery, Secretary

Mission Statement

Developing the talents from the Father...  Sharing the gifts of the Spirit...
Living the example of the Son... We are St. Peter Cathedral School


State of Illinois Scholarship and Registration for 2018-19


Effective with the 2018-19 school year the State of Illinois is providing scholarships for families to have their child/chirldren in grade Kindergarten through 12 attend private schools, such as Cathedral of St. Peter School. Families that earn 300% of the federal poverty level or less are eligible for scholarship funds. Priority will be given to students who are members of a household whose previous year's total annual income does not exceed 185% of the federal poverty level. 


The amount of the scholarship a student is eligible for is based on the following income levels:

  • Families with income at 185% of the poverty level or below are eligible for 100% of tuition and necessary fees
  • Families with income that is between 185% and 250% of the poverty level are eligible for 75% of tuition and necessary fees 
  • Families with income that is between 250% and 300% of the poverty level are eligible for 50% of the tuition and necessary fees 


*All amounts are capped at the current year statewide average expense per student, which in 2017 is $12,973. 


The table below provides financial data for this scholarship.


Family Size

Max Annual Income; Full Scholarship

Max Annual Income 185%- 250%;

75% Scholarship

Max Annual Income

251%- 300%;

50% Scholarship

2 $30,044 $40,600 $48,270
2 $37,777 $51,050 $61,260






















Scholarships include tuition, registration fee, and other educational fees.

Cathedral of St. Peter is a Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade school and is the only private school on the west side and downtown area of Rockford providing students in grades K-8 with a nationally recognized STEM program. This program is Project Lead The Way, which engages students in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. Additionally students learn problem-solving strategies, critical and creative thinking, and how to communicate and collaborate. Students apply knowledge from a variety of disciplines as they engage in hands-on activities, projects, and problems reflective of real-world scenarios and careers. Project Lead The Way is shaping the innovators, creators, and designers of today and tomorrow.

The tables below indicate tuition and fees for grades Pre-Kindergarten through 8.


Number of Children

Tuition for 2018-19







Pre-K or Kindergarten Half Day



Type of Fee

Fee for 2018-19


$50 per child/$140 maximum for a family


Pre-K = $125; K-4th grade = $240; 5th-7th grade = $285; 8th grade = $350


$75 for K-8;  additional $180 for a Chromebook for 6th grade or new student in grades 6-8

*The Material/Book Fee includes field trips, materials, books, and for eighth graders the graduation fee.

The only money that must be paid at this time is the registration fee.

Families seeking more information about Project Lead The Way or our school may find it at this website. The registration packet is available by clicking this link 2018-19 Registration Packet A.pdf You are welcome to call the school office at 815-963-3620.

Application for a scholarship is online only at http://www.revenue.state.il.us under the Invest in Kids Act beginning noon January 31, 2018.

Our excellent, child centered faculty looks forward to providing your child/children with a quality education based on Christian values, while preparing them for success in their future.



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