St. Edward Catholic School

              1221 N. Fifth Street, Chillicothe, Illinois 61523

             Phone: 309.274.2994 Website:

Pastor: Father Matt Deptula                         Principal: Mr. Michael Domico

Office Hours: 7:00 AM – 3:00PM     School Hours: 7:35 AM – 2:25 PM      Aftercare Program 2:25PM – 5:00 PM


Developing students for a faith filled and academically successful future since 1960

Be it known to all who enter here that Christ is the reason for this school. He is the unseen but ever present teacher in its classes. He is the model of its faculty and the inspiration of its students.


April 2021 Newsletter


2021 – 2022  All School Calendar will be published by Friday May 7.

First day of school is Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Enrollment is now open in all grades for the fall of 2021.

St. Edward Catholic School

2021 – 2022

Tuition Incentives

  1. Base tuition without incentives is $3,767.00. Tuition at St. Edward Catholic School & Preschool is based on a ‘Sliding Scale'(Ability to Pay) format. Tuition levels may be negotiated with the Pastor. Students do not have to be Catholic to enroll.

Information is available upon request.

  1. Kindergarten Tuition will match the St. Edward 3 day Preschool tuition rate of $1110.00
  2. 2 dayh Preschool is $975.00 3. 1st time students enrolling at St. Edward Catholic School in grades 1 through 8 receive tuition at 1/2 price.

If you are in need of tuition assistance, please contact Mr. Mike Domico at 274 – 2994.

Facts to consider in choosing St. Edward Catholic School


The student to teacher ratio is 10:1.

Due to our class size, students benefit from individualized instruction based on the Multiage Classroom format.




Our teaching staff averages nearly 20 years of experience.

St. Edward students have the opportunity to participate in all extra-curricular activities and a well-rounded ‘Fine Arts’ program.

Mutual respect between teacher and student is reflected and observed in high standards of behavior.

St. Edward Catholic School & Preschool takes pride in a clean, safe, nurturing and family environment.

Students graduating from St. Edward Catholic School consistently place in the top 10% in their high school of choice.

  1. S. High School graduation rates for Catholic School students is 99%.

85.7% of 12th grade graduates attend a 4 year college

In considering St. Edward Catholic School, we strongly recommend visiting and taking a tour with us. 

The experience will make the difference.

Emergency Drills


As a matter of procedure, we will be scheduling tornado, fire drills and a possible intruder drill within the next several weeks.

General Updates


Registration: Registration for the 2021 – 2022 school year is now open. Please return your registration forms as soon as possible as class sizes and grades will be capped. You may pay the registration fee on line through ‘Smart Tuition.’  Families needing financial assistance must apply for a FACTS analysis. Information has been included in the registration packet. We continue to give tours of our school and have made contact with a number of new families. If you know of a family that may be interested in attending St. Edward, please contact Mr. Domico.


Friday, April 16 – St. Edward Volunteer Breakfast & 4th quarter mid term. Progress  reports will be sent home next week.

Wednesday, April 21 – Mr. Domico’s Spaghetti Lunch for the school – FREE

Thursday, April 22 – ‘Ag in the Classrom’ Zoo presentation at school – 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

Friday, April 23 – After school performance – Dance team

Sunday, April 25 – 1st Holy Communion – 2nd grade at 2:00 p. m.

Sunday, May 2 – May Crowning & All School Picnic – Details to follow

Tuesday, May 4 – Science Day

Sunday, May 16 – 8th Grade Graduation – 2:00 p. m. at St. Edward Church

Thursday, May 20 – Awards Day, Field Day – 9:00 a. m.

Friday, May 21 – Last Day of School – Information TBA


Please check our student handbook for uniform requirements.


Congratulations to all of the students and families that participated in the St. Jude ‘Mathathon.’ A little over $2,000.00 was raised for the children at St. Jude.

“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams.  Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential.  Concern yourself not with what you’ve tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.”


Pope St. John XXIII


Mr. Domico