Frequently Asked Questions During the Admission Process


Q: What is the current enrollment at Saint Edmond’s Academy?                                                                                                        

Lower Form (JK-3) ................... 84
Middle Form (4-6) ....................92
Upper Form (7-8) ..................... 76
Total Enrollment .....252

Q: What is the average class size?

Lower Form, JK - grade 3: No greater than 19 per class
Middle Form, grades 4-6: 17
Upper Form, grades 7- 8: 15

Q: What does Saint Edmond’s Academy look for in candidates for admission?

At Saint Edmond’s Academy, we value the importance of finding the best environment for each student as he grows through knowledge, education, example, discipline, and love.  In every applicant’s case, the Admissions team looks for a “best fit” for each student.  They look to determine if the student is a fit academically, socially, and behaviorally.

Q: In order to make Saint Edmond's Academy work for my son, logistically, our family would need transportation. Does Saint Edmond's Academy provide student transportation?

Yes. Saint Edmond's Academy has transportation options for in-state and out-of-state students. Visit our Transportation page for specific details.

Q: What is the dress code at Saint Edmond's?

The school dress code is a visible symbol of belonging to the Saint Edmond’s Academy community. Following the guidelines of the dress code is a sign of respect for self and the educational community of the Academy.  Good grooming and attire are expected.  All items included in the dress code should be in good condition.
The warm weather uniform will be worn at the start of the school year until a predetermined date, usually in October.  It is worn again at the end of the school year, when the weather begins to get warm. 

The Parents’ Guild provides a uniform resale shop.  Parents may purchase ‘gently used’ uniform items from the shop located in Andre Hall any time the Main Office is open.

Junior Kindergarten School Uniform
Warm Weather Uniform (Fall & Spring):
* Red Shorts
* Gray T-shirt with SEA logo
* White socks
* Sneakers
Regular Uniform (Winter):
* Black Crew Neck Sweatshirt with SEA logo (a white turtleneck or the grey SEA t-shirt may be worn under the sweatshirt.)
* Black Sweatpants with SEA logo
* Black Socks
* Sneakers

Kindergarten – 3rd Grade School Uniform
Warm Weather Uniform:
* Khaki Shorts, with the letters SEA
* Red polo shirt with insignia (tucked in)
* Low top sneakers and black socks
* Black or brown belt
* Gray trousers (if cold weather)
Regular Uniform:
* Black Cardigan Sweater: students keep their sweaters in school
* Long-sleeve or short sleeve red polo shirt with school insignia (tucked in)
*Charcoal gray trousers
* Black or brown dress shoes  or  low top sneakers
* Black or brown belt
* Black or brown socks with shoe or black socks with sneaker
* Undershirts should be plain white

Grades 4 – 8 School Uniform
Warm Weather Uniform:
* Khaki Shorts, with the letters SEA
* Red polo shirt with insignia tucked in
* Black sneakers and black socks. Socks should be long enough so they can be seen over the tops of the sneakers, and above the ankle.
* Black or brown belt
Winter Uniform:
* Red blazer: students keep their blazers in school, taking them home during the major holiday breaks for cleaning or repair (must be purchased at Rush uniform)
* School tie
* Gray trousers
* Black sneakers or black or gray docksider-style shoe
* Plain white dress shirt tucked in
* Black, brown or appropriate needlepoint canvas belt

Q: How long is the school day?

The school day begins at 8:00 a.m. The school doors will open at 7:42 am upon which time student may report to their home room. 

The dismissals are as follows: 
Bus riders & Extended Day students:  2:40 p.m.
All car line students: 2:43 p.m.

*Athletic practices and games, theater rehearsals, music lessons and other extra-curricular activities occur outside of the normal academic day, usually after school, during the week. Athletic contests usually occur on weekends.

Q: What is the best way to contact my son’s teachers?

Email seems to be the best way to reach out to the faculty. Most teachers don’t get the opportunity to answer the phone or respond to emails until the end of the academic day, or at night, so please be patient when contacting them. If you do not receive a response from an email within a reasonable amount of time, please call the teacher.   SEA faculty will do their very best to respond to parents in a timely manner.

Q: Where can I find information on the summer reading lists and Math work?

During the summer months, our website contains summer reading lists and Math work for each grade.

Q: What is the full year tuition to attend Saint Edmond’s Academy?

Tuition varies by Form. Please visit the Tuition and Financial Aid tab in the Admission section to learn more.

Q: Does applying for tuition assistance have any effect on my son’s admission?

No, there is a limited amount of tuition assistance available for current and new families each year. All tuition assistance awards are need-based. There is no impact on your child’s application if you are applying for assistance.

Q: How do I apply for tuition assistance?

Please visit the Financial Aid tab in the Admission section to learn more about our tuition assistance program. Saint Edmond’s Academy requires that the family file a Financial Aid Application, which is the official application provided by Financial Aid for School Tuition (F.A.S.T.)  In addition, Saint Edmond’s Academy requires that a copy of the previous year’s 1040 and W-2 tax forms and supporting tax schedules be sent directly to FAST.

All information relating to the parents’ financial position is treated confidentially.

Q: How is financial need determined?

Financial need is defined as the difference between the cost to attend Saint Edmond’s Academy and a family’s ability to pay. The Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) is sent by FAST to Saint Edmond’s Academy (and to the family, as required), and it provides the school with a general recommendation on a family’s ability to pay the tuition. Major factors in determining financial aid include, but are not limited to, net income, assets, liabilities, and the number of dependent children.

Q: Is tuition assistance automatically renewed each year?

No, Saint Edmond’s Academy requires families receiving tuition assistance to reapply each year.

Q: When should I apply for tuition assistance?

Because requests for tuition assistance often exceed the funds available, it is important to apply as early as possible. Funds are allocated first to current families who meet the deadlines and then new students.

Q: How is tuition assistance handled if parents are separated or divorced?

The Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) policy for determining the financial need of students is based on the principle that both parents are responsible for the support and educational expenses of their children, to the extent that they are financially able to assume responsibility. Saint Edmond’s Academy supports this policy and recommends that both the noncustodial and custodial parents provide financial information. Each parent’s financial information is kept confidential.  Please contact the Finance Office for guidance in handling unusual circumstances.

Q: What is the deadline for applying for tuition assistance?

Saint Edmond’s Academy encourages that parents of new students send their Parents’ Financial Statement to FAST by January 23, 2017, in order to be considered for the first round of financial aid determinations.  The first round of new stduents financial aid determinations will be made on January 31, 2017. The deadline for returning families to re-apply for financial aid is February 13, 2017. Copies of tax schedule should be sent directly to FAST by mid-March.  The SEA Finance Office will notify families of grants when review is completed.  A tuition assistance grant will not be offered until a student has been accepted to Saint Edmond’s Academy.  Parents who do not apply in a timely manner may jeopardize the opportunity to be considered for aid. 

Q: Does Saint Edmond’s Academy offer merit-based or athletics scholarships?

No, we do not offer merit-based or athletics scholarships. All tuition assistance offered is need-based.

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Phone: 302.475.5370

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