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We measure our success in actual lives enriched, a testament to the difference that Catholic schools can make when we come together to create lasting change.
At St. Edward Catholic School your child receives an
education that is grounded in the Roman Catholic faith.
Spiritual and moral development permeates the entire
curriculum at St. Edward. Many non-Catholic families also
benefit from the fruits of an education that focuses on the
total student: body, mind, and soul.
Catholic schools are renowned for academic excellence. Students in
Catholic schools consistently score in the top 1/3 on nationally
standardized tests. Iowa Basic Skills test scores of St. Edward
students are consistent with these national scores.
St. Edward School is committed to the philosophy that
every student matters. Every effort is made to work
with students who need remedial assistance.
Academically gifted students are challenged within
individualized programs that meet their level of learning.
Students are encouraged to work at their personal best
each day. Diversity is celebrated in every classroom, and
students who may be struggling are offered a variety of
help from teachers, other students, and support staff.
Our faculty guides students with firmness, yet kindness
and love. Because our classes are so small in size, faculty
and staff are able to create greater relationships with
their students that last well past their graduation
from our school.
St. Edward students model their dedication to community
service each and everyday. Students enjoy helping others
in their community. Each school year classes at St. Edward
Catholic School choose service projects to participate in
throughout their community. Students also make cards for
area shut-ins and the 5th through 8th grade classes attend
mass monthly at Heritage Health, the local nursing home in
Chillicothe, IL. Throughout the year students also
participate in various activities to support charities,
including St. Jude Children Research, Relay for Life, and