St. Edmund’s Signature Experiences for Global Goals is a curriculum thread inspired by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set forth by the United Nations. This program allowed St. Edmund’s Academy to be the first school in Pittsburgh to sign on as a UN Global School. These schools serve as hubs of education and leadership on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, ultimately empowering students to prioritize sustainable development in their lifestyles, behaviors, education, and professional careers.

Through these deep-dive, community-based experiences, every student at St. Edmund’s will collaborate with organizations throughout the city of Pittsburgh in ways that reinforce our Core Values and 21st century skills.
 
EARLY CHILDHOOD: Students work together to define and understand the concept of “community” in collaboration with the Fred Rogers Center.
 
LOWER SCHOOL: Students will then begin to interact and understand specific parts of the community.

1st Grade partner: Phipps Conservatory
 
UPPER SCHOOL: Students begin to explore the roles of identity and diversity within a community. This work culminates in the 7th and 8th Grades, where students select a community issue and create a capstone project and research paper around the topic.

6th Grade partner: Agencies assisting Pittsburgh’s elderly