Educating Hearts & Minds Since 1959

Mission

St. Edmond’s Academy is a community of families, educators, and partners inspired by the values of the Gospel. In the Holy Cross tradition, we are committed to the education of young boys from grades JK-8. Incorporating contemporary thought with individualized instruction, a challenging 21st century curriculum, and a focus on the core values of heart, mind, hope, zeal, and family, St. Edmond’s Academy develops boys of character in a community of faith.

History

Reverend Jacques Dujarie organized the Brothers of Holy Cross, originally called the Brothers of Saint Joseph, as a teaching community in 1820 France. In 1837, Blessed Basil Moreau associated these Brothers with a society of auxiliary priests to establish the Congregation of Holy Cross, a religious community of priests and brothers. After the establishment of the University of Notre Dame in 1842, the Brothers founded additional schools across the country, adding to other Holy Cross schools in Europe and throughout the world.

Core Values

As a Catholic school, rooted in the traditions of Holy Cross education, we are dedicated to empowering our students with values for life. From a young age, students develop an understanding of five core values distilled from the writings of Blessed Basil Moreau- heart, mind, hope, zeal, and family. Students learn to respect themselves and those around them, embracing the likeness and differences of all.

Acceptances

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All students are accepted to the high school of their choice.

Accredited

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Accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Committed

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Committed to Educating with Zeal

We believe in a safe and positive learning environment for all our boys.

We believe boys learn in different ways and must be taught effectively to meet their individual needs.

We believe that learning the fundamentals provides the necessary framework for academic success.

We believe in providing a holistic education–through academics, athletics and the arts, as well as spiritual and social growth.

We are proud of our alumni

Gregory Gause is a professor of international affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University and the head of the School’s International Affairs Department. His academic work is focused on the contemporary politics of the Middle East.

F. Gregory Gause '72

De’Joun graduated from Archmere Academy in 2015 and is a proud Temple University graduate as well.  De’Joun is employed with BPGS as a project engineer. His ‘proudest moment’ thus far is opening Talen Energy Stadium’s VIP Tunnel Club for the Philadelphia Union’s first ever home playoff game.

De’Joun Lee '11

Michael is the Head of the Department of Nutrition Science for the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and National Zoological Park in Virginia.

Michael Maslanka ‘85

George graduated from the US Senate Page Program in 2015. He was appointed in January 2015 by Senator Christopher Coons (D-DE). George now works as a SAR Analyst for NewDay USA.

George Frankel '12

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Latest Posts

March 25th

March 25th

Dear St. Edmond’s Families,
This Wednesday we invited motivational speaker Mr. David J. Flood to speak to the boys in a school assembly. His message was direct and inspirational, rooted in three challenges: 1) Look on the inside of people, 2) Look two adults in the eyes and thank them, 3) Make sure no one eats alone at lunch. Mr. Flood’s message emphasized the importance of dignity and respect and awareness – these values are crucial to creating an empathetic community. Much thanks to Mrs. Rottura for organizing the program. She and I met again with Mr. Flood Wednesday evening as he spoke to a small group of parents about the challenges of parenting in this day and age. He gave us as parents three questions to consider: 1) How well do you listen? 2) Do we teach our kids to figure it out? 3) Do we let them fail? I am grateful for the faculty and you parents as we continue God’s work of educating our kids.
Starting this Monday, students in grades 4-7 will take their ERBs.  [Click here to keep reading.]
March 4th

March 4th

Dear St. Edmond’s Families,

Bishop Koenig visited St. Ed’s yesterday, meeting with the students in three groups in the Rollins Center for lively question and answer sessions. The students were respectful and curious as they asked a variety of questions. Several Lancers gave Bishop Koenig and Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Mr. Louis De Angelo, a tour of our campus afterwards. The Bishop ended each session with a favorite prayer of Pope Francis, emphasizing the need for us to pray for those we love, those we look up to, and to those in need; lastly, to pray for guidance and love of self. It was special to have him here on campus.

Author Sir Salman Rushdie joined the 6th grade ELA class Wednesday via Zoom to discuss his novel Haroun and the Sea of Stories. Sir Rushdie told the boys he wrote the book for his son, whose middle name is Haroun. The 6th grade Lancers were excellent in their questions and Sir Rushhdie was engaging, kind, and funny. The hour-long conversation (here) covered a host of topics, including the craft of writing, truth-telling in fiction, and the issue of censorship. Much thanks to Mrs. Hartman and Mr. Corcoran for… [Click here to keep reading.]

February 25th

February 25th

Dear St. Edmond’s Families,
Our first annual Designer Bag Bingo was held in the Louis J. Capano Sr. Field House last night. What a hoot. 198 women (including all the female St. Ed’s faculty), 21 designer handbags (including a Louis Vuitton), 1 DJ, multiple parent and school sponsors, copious amounts of food and drink, and enough laughter and friendship to fill a stadium. A huge shout-out goes to Mrs. Diane Quercetti, Mrs. Amy Rottura, and Mrs. Jill Fella for envisioning and orchestrating the event. We have already had such positive feedback. One parent captured the essence of the event, saying “it was so great to see the community together for much-needed fun and frivolity….it was a great reminder of how special St. Edmond’s is.” Indeed. Thank you to all who contributed and attended. Truly special.
A final reminder that we are holding an Admissions Open House here on campus this Sunday beginning at 12:00 p.m. Students, faculty, and administrators will give guided tours to our prospective families.  Please consider inviting a family or two to the event Sunday. Interested parents can register here. Walk-ins will be welcome, too.  [Click here to keep reading.]