Saint Edmond’s Academy builds boys of character in a community of faith.
Mission Saint Edmond’s Academy is a community of families, educators, and partners inspired by Holy Cross tradition and the values of the Gospel. We are committed to the education of boys from Early Childhood through 8th grade. Incorporating contemporary thought with individualized instruction, a .challenging curriculum, and a focus on the core values of heart, mind, hope, zeal, and family, Saint Edmond’s Academy builds boys of character in a community of faith.
History Inspired by a group of parents eager to establish a school to best educate their sons, Saint Edmond’s Academy was founded as a partnership between families and the Brothers of the Holy Cross. The inspiration for the founding of Saint Edmond’s Academy was from a group of parents eager to establish a school that would offer the best in educational facilities. The parents were willing to sacrifice their time and means to bring this project to completion. The Brothers of Holy Cross were asked to sponsor the school, and opened the it’s doors in 1959. The namesake of the school, Bishop Edmond Fitzmaurice, offered his residence at 1301 Delaware Avenue served as the schools’ original location for four years before moving to the current 25 acre estate located on Veale Road. The school opened for grades 4th through 8th and in 2005 expanded to begin enrolling at age four in early childhood through 8th grade.
Core Values As one of just twenty Holy Cross Catholic schools in the US, we are dedicated to empowering our students with Holy Cross Catholic values. Beginning with our youngest lancers, students develop an understanding of five core values distilled from the writings of Blessed Basil Moreau- heart, mind, hope, zeal, and family. Central to our educational approach, we believe students learn in different ways and must be taught effectively to meet their individual needs. We strive to develop critical skill sets as students learn to build a foundation necessary for academic success. We believe in providing a holistic education–through academics, athletics and the arts, as well as spiritual and social growth.
Accreditation Saint Edmond’s Academy is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Additional Memberships and Affiliations include Congregation of Holy Cross, National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA), International Boys’ School Coalition (IBSC) and Delaware Association of Independent Schools (DAIS). The Academy has also been awarded the Shield of Protection as partners of the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children.