August 2018
By BreeseAdmin
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Breese has a public high school, a parochial high school, an elementary school district and a Catholic grade school. District 12 serves the elementary students of Breese and Beckemeyer.  Between 650 and 700 students attend the three school buildings and are served by 42 teachers, 17 aides, two administrators and numerous support staff. All schools are staffed with highly qualified staff.  The schools of Breese will offer all attendees a well-rounded education, and prepare students to achieve their highest potential.



Breese Elementary School 
(K & 1st , 5th-8th)
777 Memorial Dr.
Breese, IL 62230

p 618.526.7128
f  618.526.2787


Beckemeyer Grade School
110 Louis St.
Beckemeyer, IL 62219

p 618.227.8242
f  618.227.8587


All Saints Academy & Office 
295 N. Clinton St.
Breese, IL 62230

p  618.526.4323
f  618.526.2547

All Saints Catholic School is a Pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade school within the Diocese of Belleville. The school is located on two campuses on the grounds of St. Dominic Church and St. Augustine Church.

High School

Central Community High School serves eight communities in Central Clinton County. These communities of Albers, Aviston, Bartelso, Beckemeyer, Breese, Damiansville, Germantown, and St. Rose all have students which attend Central.  The current enrollment at C.C.H.S. is approximately 600, and C.C.H.S. offers four curriculum levels for its students: honors classes, general level classes, vocation classes, and remedial level classes.  Central offers many organization, clubs, and athletics for students to be involved in.

“It is the mission of Central Community High School to challenge all students academically and vocationally.  Our objective is to instill a positive work ethic in a safe atmosphere of mutual respect with the intent to reach and enhance individual talents.  Our further purpose is to encourage a willingness amount the entire Central Family to adapt to an ever-changing technological society.”

618.526.4578  •  7740 Old US Highway 50 Breese, IL 62230  •

Mater Dei Catholic High School was founded in 1954 through the merger of St. Dominic’s High School in Breese IL and St. Mary’s High School in Carlyle, IL.  Parishes throughout Clinton County and Southern Illinois are represented by students at Mater Dei as well as students that represent multiple international countries.  Mater Dei also has many students with other religious and non religious beliefs.  MDHS currently has enrollment over 400 students and offers a comprehensive curriculum that provides opportunities for all students to challenge themselves and to achieve success by enrolling in the level of courses that meets their needs.  MDHS also offers numerous dual credit courses which students can earn credit at both Mater Dei and Kaskaskia College.  As well as Education MDHS offers numerous organizations & clubs for student to engage in as well as many men’s and women’s athletic programs.

“Mater Dei, a Catholic, diocesan regional high school, nurtures the spiritual, moral, intellectual, emotional and social growth of young men and women.  In a caring environment, respectful of individual differences, her comprehensive program educates, fosters faith, and develops gospel values.”

618.526.7216  •  f 618.526.8310  •  900 Mater Dei Drive Breese, IL 62230  •



Kaskaskia College, a fully accredited two-year institution, has a Central High School extension center, which provides night classes each semester for several hundred people of all ages. The main campus is at Centralia, about a half-hour drive, and Associates degrees, vocational certificates, and college transfer requirements are offered. It also sponsors G.E.D. classes and the Reading Link. Within a radius encompassing a one-hour drive from Breese are four-year universities: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Washington University. and St. Louis University., which also offer post-graduate degrees.

Colleges and Universities – 20 minutes to McKendree University, 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, Missouri, and the University of Missouri-St.Louis.

Kaskaskia College
27210 College Road
Centralia, Illinois 62801


McKendree University
701 College Road
Lebanon, Illinois 62254


Southwestern Illinois College 
2500 Carlyle Ave.
Belleville, IL 62221