Schools & Churches
Village Hall 618-227-8831
SchoolsElementary Dist 12 Beckemeyer and Breese. Beckemeyer Office 227-8242 - Breese Office 526-7128
Serves the elementary students of Breese and Beckemeyer. Between 650 and 700 students attend the three school buildings and are served by 42 teachers, teachers' 17 aides two administrators and numerous support staff. Large, modern buildings with a highly qualified staff are recognized as good examples by the State Office of Education. - http://www.breesedist12.com/default.htm
ASA Catholic Grade School - Breese 526-4323
The two parochial schools in Breese, St. Dominic's and St. Augustine's, have merged to create an enhanced learning environment for Breese students known as All Saints Academy. Recently the parochial school from St. Anthony's in Beckemeyer consolidated with All Saints giving the new school a rich history.
Mater Dei Catholic High School - Breese 526-7216
Founded in 1958, Mater Dei High School is reputed for its emphasis on scholarship, augmented by a fine religious background. The arts, preparation for college, and a good general education are the objectives of principal Dennis Litteken and his 45 staff members. A school board composed of 14 members, one representative from each parish, form the policies. The extracurricular program includes sports and the arts. http://www.materdei.breese.il.us/
Central Community High School - Breese 526-4578
High school students are well trained, academically and vocationally, at Central High School, which also covers Aviston, Albers, Bartelso, Beckemeyer, Germantown, St. Rose and surrounding rural areas. Excellent computers, a health occupations program, expanded shop classes, an outstanding business department and a new tech prep program to give students practical experience prior to graduation are trademarks of Central. Many extra-curricular activities, including sports and music, are offered.
Colleges and Universities -
20 minutes to McKendree College, Lebanon, IL; a 4-year liberal arts college-
25 minutes to Kaskaskia College, a 2-year community college.
30 minutes to Greenville College, Greenville, IL, a 4-year liberal arts college.
45 minutes to St. Louis University, St Louis MO.
45 minutes to Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL.
50 minutes to Washington University , St. Louis, MO,
50 minutes to University of Missouri St. Louis, MO
There is a fine opportunity for a well-rounded education.
St. Anthony’s Catholic Church
451 W. 3rd Street
Father Chuck Tuttle, 618-526-4362
Deacon Bob Lippert, 619-227-8236
DRE: Phyllis Mensing
Secretary: Marietta Kuhl
Masses: Saturday at 5:30 pm and
Sunday at 8:30 am