Cultivating the Next Generation of Saints and Scholars

I have called you by name, and you are mine. -Isaiah 43:1

At St. Edward School,

  • We partner with families to provide an excellent academic environment for your child that is grounded in our Catholic faith.
     

  •  We are a true Roman Catholic Community with a church and school who work together and support one another.
     

  • Your child will be known by name and loved by all who work here.
     

  • We offer an outstanding liberal arts program that provides a well-rounded education for your child.  Your child will participate in a variety of musical performances, church services, Socratic seminars, projects, clubs, sports, and more.
     

  • Catholic Social Teaching is embedded throughout your child’s day and school year.
     

  • You have planted a beautiful seed within your child, and we take pride and care in partnering with you to further cultivate that seed into a Saint and Scholar.

     

Cultivating Saints
 

The Catholic faith is the heart of everything we do at St. Edward School. The most important truth of our lives is the very fact that God has created each one of us and called us to himself through his son Jesus Christ.

  • With this truth firmly before our eyes, our students participate in the sacramental life of the Church, grow in their personal life of prayer, and learn the importance of service to others.
     

  • Our students participate in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass every week, have seasonal penance services, pray together as a school every day, and go to Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament periodically with their classes.
     

  • Second Grade prepares for First Reconciliation and First Communion while Eighth Grade prepares for Confirmation.
     

  • Religion is an essential part of our curriculum, and Pre-K through second graders participate in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.
     

  • As Catholic Christians holding fast to the Gospel message of openness and love, we welcome students and families of all faith backgrounds. God created all, and he calls all to himself. 
     

  • Our students plan, lead, and participate in a variety of service projects each year.  These projects address both local and global needs and provide hands-on experiences for our students.  In the past, we have served our parish/school families, St. Vincent de Paul, Ladies of Charity, Room in the Inn, The Rochelle Center, The Raining Season in Sierra Leone, Africa, and more.
     

  • With faculty and staff that set the example as faithful disciples of Christ, we provide an outstanding academic education for our students and tap into the riches of our faith to form the whole person into a saint.
     

Cultivating Scholars

Your child will receive an exceptional education daily in Religion, Reading/Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies.  Our teachers use the Diocesan Curriculum Guide, linked here, to provide engaging, cross-curricular lessons and learning activities for your child in each of these core subjects.

  • Education is about more than academics, and at St. Edward, we believe in educating the whole child.  Your child’s social-emotional needs will be addressed through Morning Meetings, our Owelus anti-bullying program, a school-wide positive behavior system, and classroom counseling lessons.
     

  • St. Edward School offers a recently renovated Science lab, a full technology lab, beautiful outdoor space for physical activity and recess, an outdoor classroom, and one-to-one devices for daily use in the classrooms and at home.
     

  • Primary grade teachers are trained in Orton-Gillingham phonics instruction.  Your child will receive balanced literacy instruction, including phonemic awareness, phonics, read alouds, guided reading, shared reading, and centers.
     

  • Your child’s literacy knowledge will be further developed through the connections of Reading, Listening, Discussing, and Writing.  These skills are best nurtured through Socratic seminar to allow students time to formulate their thoughts before writing about complex texts.
     

  • Teachers are trained in making STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) connections and activities related to all core subject areas.
     

  • Current academic initiatives include the adoption of new Religion and Math materials for the 2021-2022 school year. Teachers will be fully trained in the implementation of these new curriculums.