Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School
Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School, a ministry of the Diocese of Belleville, is committed to deepening faith in Jesus Christ, and to providing a holistic learning approach to faith development and education within a Catholic framework. Our mission is to inspire, prepare, and empower kindergarten through grade 8 students in East St. Louis, IL and surrounding communities, to become the next generation of wholesome, responsible, and dedicated leaders of their communities.
8213 Church Lane
East St. Louis, IL 62203
Our school provides a holistic learning approach, in addition to language arts, math, science, religion, Spanish and social studies, we are an Education Through Music and the Arts School. All students K-8 play violin, participate in liturgical praise dance, choir and the visual arts.
100% of our alumni graduate from high school.
Our students attend Althoff Catholic High, Gibault High in Illinois and Nerinx Hall, Rosati-Kain and Saint Louis University High School in St. Louis, as well as other area high schools in East St. Louis.
Over 90% enroll in college, university, trade or military.
Over 95% of our students qualify for free/reduced lunch and Title 1 academic services.
My child's faith has increased. He recites scripture that he learned here at school. He sometimes gives examples of how God loves us. From an academics view my son has also improved. He reads and spells more than I knew he could. He is always eager to share what he has learned. His service to himself and others has made me evaluate my service. He is always asking to help because he says it is what we should do. Thank you STBCS!