Educating Hearts & Minds Since 1959
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.
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.
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.
All students are accepted to the high school of their choice.
Accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
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
Seamus Oliver ’18 was awarded the Jefferson Scholarship at the University Of Virginia. He will receive the total cost of attending the University for four years and benefit from many enrichment programs sponsored by the Jefferson Scholars Foundation.
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.
Michael is the Head of the Department of Nutrition Science for the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and National Zoological Park in Virginia.
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.
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St. Edmond’s Red & Gray Field Day today was rocking and rolling. Water balloon toss, soccer, football, basketball, kickball, capture the flag, dodgeball, capped off with pizza and movies in homeroom; quite a day on campus this Friday. Many thanks to all the faculty and parents involved in this end-of-year Lancer tradition. The faculty staffed the various sport stations on campus. Mr. Corcoran’s commentary at the morning football game captures the spirit of the day: “The raw athleticism is just awe inspiring.” I’m pretty sure that was hyperbole…
The month of May brings many end-of-year events. This past Wednesday night in the Rollins Performing Arts Center, the Arts and Music Departments presented an “Evening of the Arts,” a program highlighting the SEA choral and instrumental groups, as well as a lobby display of student artwork. Many thanks to Ms. DeHart, Mr. Pat D’Amato, Mr. Corcoran, and Mrs. Quercetti. The arts are indeed alive and thriving here.
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We honored Mothers’ Day a little early today in the Rollins Center for the Performing Arts with a return to a SEA tradition: Father Jasper celebrated Liturgy with the boys and our Lancer moms. The program ended with our 18 fourth graders reading their thank-you letters to their mothers and grandmothers, and the Lancer students giving flowers to them as a sign of love and affection. Much thanks to Mrs. Reardon, Ms. Robinson and Mr. Bill D’Amato for orchestrating the event. Really special. We had our final SEA Board meeting on Wednesday night. I continue to work with Mr. Domenic Maiorano, the new incoming head of school, as we plan for summer transition and next year’s school year. As I keep saying, he will be a tremendous asset to the school. His passion for the community is clear in every conversation, and his vision will truly help the school grow and thrive.
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Yesterday’s morning prayer began with “Dear God, help each of us appreciate everything we have. Grant us the serenity to take time each day to think of all the blessings we have been given.” This week we returned to a “normal” cafeteria configuration for the first time in two years, the boys at round tables together, eating and laughing and kibitzing. It is a blessing to be together and we have much to be thankful for. Much thanks for Mrs. Goorland, Nurse Turner, Mrs. Rottura, and all our volunteer moms who help out in the cafeteria. It’s good to be back.Chris Locke, the founder of the SL24 Unlocke the Light Foundation, and Scott Day, the Executive Director of Sean’s House, spoke about mental health and well-being to our 7th and 8th graders this morning in the Rollins Center. Chris suggested several things to the boys, including creating a balance in terms of social media use, asking for help if one is anxious and depressed, and being a friend who listens. He reiterated similar themes to us as parents: creating a safe space for kids to be vulnerable and encouraging us to listen.
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