SAINT EDMOND'S ACADEMYEducating Hearts & Minds of Boys in the Holy Cross Tradition
We believe in providing a holistic approach to educating students with a curriculum that offers academics, athletics and the arts, as well as spiritual and social growth.
At Saint Edmond’s Academy we believe in strong core values and a faith-based environment for boys which educates each student's heart and mind.
Students at Saint Edmond’s Academy build friendships with classmates and mentors that last a lifetime.
These relationships develop over time in a caring, faith-based community in which your sense of values are shared.
We have an accomplished faculty and staff who are devoted to their profession by choosing to place their life’s energy into teaching, coaching and advising our boys. Saint Edmond’s Academy takes pride in an excellent student-to-teacher ratio, averaging 14:1 throughout the school.
As a Holy Cross School, we are committed to challenging our students to become creative, engaged and confident young men ready for life. Our founder, the Blessed Father Basil Moreau, believed that, “How we educate the mind will change with the time; how we cultivate the heart will remain timeless.”
An evolving moral compass....at Saint Edmond's Academy, the Lower Form division consists of Junior Kindergarten through third grade. During these formative years, emphasis is placed on the academic, social and spiritual growth of our students. In addition to their teachers, our students look up to their elder schoolmates.
Our young scholars explore, discover, build, and create to confidently learn new concepts and skills.
Across each grade level, meeting the needs of our learners is paramount. Seen here, Lower Form students play a Spanish version of "Duck, Duck, Goose" to learn vocabulary.
In the classroom, teachers create a differentiated curriculum to meet the various instructional levels of our students, rich in literacy development, science exploration, mathematics, music, art and technology.
The small class sizes at Saint Edmond's Academy offer students the opportunity to interact with their teachers and collaborate with peers in a purposeful manner. Students in grades six through eight lease iPads to learn, research, write, create, and analyze as part of the 1:1 technology initiative. iPad carts are also available at every grade level leading up to grade six.
We strive for student engagement in our classrooms, especially as students approach their Middle Form years in grades four through six. We encourage questioning, participating, and design thinking. It is different here at Saint Edmond's.
CORE VALUE: RESPONSIBILITY
As our students develop into lifelong scholars, challenges to what they once assumed or acknowledged as truth,or right and wrong, become opportunities for engagement and learning.
Learning how to use text and credible research to defend a position or stance is an integrated concept throughout all content areas.
CORE VALUE: INDEPENDENCE
The Academy's students have opportunities to expand their art education by joining any of the enrichment class offerings available in the student's grade level. Our art studio is equipped with a 3D printer, drafting tables, and a kiln.
We believe learning extends beyond the classroom walls. Beginning in grade four, students can participate in our acclaimed spring musical. Here, actors perform a scene from "Godspell" in the Rollins Center for the Performing Arts. Female cast and crew could be a sibling or perhaps a faculty member's child.
The Lancer Band at the Academy is offered to fourth through eighth grade instrumental musicians who have demonstrated an advanced level of playing proficiency. The Concert Band is available to beginning instrumental students in the same grades. Students are instructed in music fundamentals alongside instrumental coaching in a traditional concert band setting.
CORE VALUE: POSITIVE SELF-IMAGE
The Catholic faith is fundamental at Saint Edmond's. We therefore believe a variety of beliefs and opinions are indispensable to provoking debate, ensuring a diversity of perspectives, promoting scholarship, and building community.
CORE VALUE: INTEGRITY
Athletics at Saint Edmond's Academy are an extension of the classroom and aim to teach valuable lifelong lessons of team, persistence, and hard work.
Saint Edmond's Academy Lancers
7 INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS
Offered to Grades 3 through 8
Clockwise from top left: Rugby, Lacrosse, Spring Track & Field, Baseball, Cross Country, Soccer, Basketball (middle)
CORE VALUE: COMMUNITY
Choral programs at SEA, including The Academy Singers, perform a variety of repertoire to include spirituals, folk music, music of different periods and cultures, religious, musical theatre and film, novelty and popular music. Our singers have been asked to perform in a variety of off- campus venues, including The Delaware Art Museum and The Hotel duPont's Green Room. In August of 2018, Saint Edmond's Academy was invited to sing the Star-Spangled Banner at Citizens Bank Park before the Philadelphia Phillies game.
To build community and promote spiritual growth among our boys, we provide Liturgy and Chapel time for students in Kindergarten through grade eight. These opportunities allow students to learn as a community about God and our roles as His citizens.
Coming together. The Leidy Lancer Dash 5K is one of several annual school-wide events that allows the Saint Edmond's community to celebrate a unique camaraderie shared since the school's inception in 1959.
State-of-the-art Facilities at Saint Edmond's Academy
Middle and Upper Form corridor outside Saint Brother Andre Bessette Chapel.
Upper Form hallway outside seventh and eighth grade homerooms.
Saint Edmond's Academy Field House
Field House gymnasium
McConnell Science Center
Learning spaces for boys: (clockwise from top right) Upper Form math and science room, Rollins Center for the Performing Arts, Sixth grade Common area, Kindergarten classroom, First grade classroom, art studio
Saint Edmond’s Academy wants to reconnect with our alumni, from the first graduating class of 1961 to our more recent graduates. We are planning mini-reunions, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, Alumni Speaker Series, and annual Lancer Cup golf outing in June, just to name a few.
Once A Lancer, Always a Lancer. Our graduates attend some of the top high schools in the area. Having earned over $250,000 in merit based scholarships awards to cover their four years, The Class of 2018 matriculated to the following secondary schools: Salesianum School, Archmere Academy, Haverford School, Tower Hill School, Saint Mark's High School, Charter School of Wilmington, Brandywine High School, Malvern Prep, and Cab Calloway School of the Arts.
A Saint Edmond's education helps prepare our graduates not just to be accepted to the area's best high schools, but also to become involved, successful leaders at the next level.
Tower Hill School
Charter School of Wilmington
Saint Joseph's Prep
St. Andrew's School
Our most recent Saint Edmond's Academy alumni are also currently attending some of the top colleges and universities in the United States.
Clockwise from top right: Colgate University, University of Delaware, Yale University, Williams College, Syracuse University, Boston University, Penn State University, University of Notre Dame, U.S. Naval Academy
Main entrance and Anthony N. Fusco, Sr. Great Hall where visitors can also access The Rollins Center for the Performing Arts.
We welcome you to visit Saint Edmond's Academy, and to see for yourself the special moments that take place here each day.
Educating the Hearts and Minds of Boys in the Holy Cross Tradition