You have many wonderful choices for your child. Why choose St. Edmund's Academy?
The families who pass through our Admissions Office represent a diverse spectrum of ethnicities, nationalities, religions, family structures, and socioeconomic statuses. Amidst this wonderful diversity though, parents share one common hope: to find a school where their children will grow into the types of young adults they have always imagined them to be. Typically, parents’ initial draw to the independent school system, in general, stems from a desire to provide their children with a more solid academic foundation than can be expected from most other schools. When they visit St. Edmund’s Academy, they value our unique blend of traditional academic skills infused with a progressive approach to core competency development for students who live in an ever-evolving world.
However, families want more than just that. These parents realize that it’s not enough for their kids just to be smart
—they also want them to be good
They appreciate that St. Edmund’s nurtures and supports not only the cognitive development of students, but their emotional intelligence as well. With our Core Values
at the heart of our philosophy and daily practice, students develop a strong moral character
while engaging in our rigorous academic curriculum
As the culture around us erodes and coarsens, young people with strength of character and an impulse to be good will stand out. For nearly seventy years, St. Edmund’s Academy has emphasized character and values. Children and families at our school are known well and we view our opportunity with your children as our sacred trust.
In short, the world needs St. Edmund’s Academy educated people. I believe that St. Edmund’s Academy graduates thrive today not just because of how they are trained to think and reason, but because of the ways they are simply encouraged to be.
St. Edmund’s Academy combines a rigorous academic curriculum with enduring Core Values and a rich tradition in a nurturing environment. Not subject to the most recent educational fad, or the unwieldy inertia of bureaucratic groupthink, we strive daily to deliver on an individualized commitment to Core Values and high standards that have produced our success for seventy years. Our collaboration each day with your children brings that tradition into the present, revealing that in this cultural moment ideas including respect, understanding, service, personal responsibility, honesty, and high standards matter perhaps more than ever before.
This unique blend of academics and character development in our authentically diverse environment makes St. Edmund’s Academy a haven for these prospective families. We are their hope for a better life and a brighter future for their children.