Schlarman Academy

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Schlarman Academy
2112 North Vermilion Street (North Campus)
1307 Walnut Street (South Campus)

Danville, Illinois, (Vermilion County) 61832
United States
Coordinates 40°9′39″N 87°37′57″W / 40.16083°N 87.63250°W / 40.16083; -87.63250Coordinates: 40°9′39″N 87°37′57″W / 40.16083°N 87.63250°W / 40.16083; -87.63250
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1945
Founder Bishop Joseph Schlarman
Principal Gail Lewis
Chaplain Fr. Patrick O'Neal
Grades 912
Enrollment South Campus (K-6): 254 (2011)
North Campus (7-12): 125 (2011) (2011)
Average class size 18.6 (K-8)[1]
Student to teacher ratio 10 to 1[1]
Campus type Split;
North holds grades 7-12
South holds grades K-6
Color(s) Blue and Gold         
Fight song Schlarman Fight Song
Mascot "Topper" the Hilltopper ghost
Team name Hilltoppers
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools[2]
Average ACT scores 23.2 (2014-2015)[1]
Yearbook Schlarman Summit
Diocese Roman Catholic Diocese of Peoria
Athletic Director Joe Dunagan

Schlarman Academy is a private, Roman Catholic academy composed of two campuses. Previously, the Vermilion County Catholic grade schools included: Holy Family, St. Mary’s, and St. Paul’s. In July 2011, these schools consolidated with Schlarman High School to form what is now known as Schlarman Academy.[3] The "South Campus" is a combined primary and middle school (kindergarten through 6th grade) located in the building formerly known as St. Paul School, located at the corner of Walnut St. and Vermilion St. The "North Campus" is a secondary school (7th grade through 12th grade) campus located in the building formerly known as Schlarman High School at the corner of Winter St. and Vermilion St. in Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois. The school was established in 1945 and named after Joseph Schlarman, bishop of the archdiocese at that time.[3]

Schlarman's mascot is The Hilltopper, because the secondary school campus sits on top of a hill close to Lake Vermilion. It is a relatively small school in terms of enrollment, but the north campus is quite expansive and has a large gymnasium. It's north campus comprises one of three high schools in Danville, the others being the city's sole public high school, Danville High School, several blocks away and First Baptist Christian School located across Vermilion Street from the south campus. Schlarman Academy is a school of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Peoria.[3]


Schlarman competes in the IESA and IHSA, and is part of the Vermilion Valley Conference in sports such as baseball, basketball, football, softball and volleyball.

Notable alumni[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Schlarman Prospective Student Booklet" (PDF). Schlarman Academy. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  2. ^ NCA-CASI. "AdvanceEd-NCA Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement". Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  3. ^ a b c "Schlarman Academy". Schlarman Academy. Retrieved 2009-12-04. 

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