Upper Form

Grades 7 & 8:  Preparing for High School

The focus from the Lower and Middle Forms continues in the Upper Form but with added complexities.  Drawing upon a foundation of our Catholic core values in the Holy Cross Tradition, students have a context with which to evaluate information and solutions.  Challenges to what they once assumed or acknowledged as truth or right and wrong become opportunities for engagement and learning, as our students develop into lifelong scholars.

Curriculum, at this level, focuses on critical thinking skills and how to problem solve.  Our students write with a sense of purpose and clarity.  Learning how to use text and research to defend a position or stance is an integrated concept throughout all content areas.  The use of the iPad is woven into the daily learning process and within every content area.  

As we shape the future of our students at Saint Edmond's Academy, we are concerned with leading them to understand and to live Christianity with respect to our five core values:  responsibility, integrity, independence, self-esteem, and building community; to become informed and active citizens through community service; and to maintain a global perspective as we prepare them with the leadership, critical thinking and problem solving skills they'll need in the future.

Where do our graduates go?  Many of our graduates attend Archmere Academy and Salesianum School.  We also have students attend Malvern Prep, Saint Andrew's, Saint Elizabeth's High School, Saint Mark's High School and Saint Joe's Prep.  At the Academy, the faculty designs a curriculum to meet the demanding rigor of high school so our graduates not only transition smoothly, but succeed.  


High Schools Attended 2012-2015 

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An Independent, Catholic Academy for Boys Grades JK-8 in the Holy Cross Tradition