St. Edmund's Academy is a coeducational independent school located in Pittsburgh, PA. The school is dedicated to serving the social, emotional and cognitive needs of students in Preschool through 8th grade through rigorous academic curriculum and a commitment to character education.
Chad Barnett is the Head of School of St. Edmund’s Academy and an active scholar, teacher and leader in education with nearly 20 years of experience leading strategy for independent schools. His publications and research focus on the pace of change in 21st century education and how networks transform the way students experience school. His work can be found on the National Association of Independent Schools website.
Thu-Nga Morris is the Academic Dean & Director of Curriculum at St. Edmund's Academy and a proven curriculum expert committed to enhancing the learner-centric approach through the thoughtful integration of content, 21st century core competencies, and character development. She is featured on Remake Learning, a network that ignites engaging, relevant, and equitable learning practices in support of young people navigating rapid social and technological change.
Janice Beyer is the Director of the Center for Social and Emotional Growth at St. Edmund's Academy and a licensed counselor specializing in child development. She supports children and adolescents by providing a safe and nurturing environment and leads faculty in using the Positive Discipline approach to supporting student growth and learning.
St. Edmund’s Academy is a coeducational independent school located in Pittsburgh, PA. The school is dedicated to serving the social, emotional and cognitive needs of students in Preschool through 8th grade through rigorous academic curriculum and a commitment to character education.
- Founded in 1947
- Located in Squirrel Hill and serving students from 39 different zip codes across Pittsburgh and Allegheny County
- Faculty & Staff: 56
- Students: Nearly 300
- Student/teacher ratio: 9:1
- 40% students of color
- 22 languages represented among student body
- 18 religions represented among student body
- 42% of students receiving financial aid
Chad Barnett, Head of School
Janice Beyer, Director of the Center for Social and Emotional Growth
Meghan Bollens, Director of Institutional Advancement
Robyn Bracco, Director of Admissions
Diana McAllister, Director of Finance and Operations
Susan Miller, Director Early Childhood, Lower School & Co-Curricular Programs
Thu-Nga Morris, Academic Dean & Director of Curriculum
David Nicholson, Chair, Board of Trustees
Mission: St. Edmund’s Academy provides an exceptional independent school experience for students in Preschool through 8th grade combining rigorous academic curriculum with enduring Core Values and rich tradition in a nurturing environment.
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