Dear Friends of St. Edward Catholic School,
On behalf of the entire staff at St. Edward Catholic School, allow me to welcome you to the 2020 – 2021 school year. We also welcome all of our new families to St. Edward. Our summer vacation began quietly with historic circumstances. We now look forward to the school year beginning with renewed energy, ‘fired up’ students and teachers. The added excitement of our new ‘Multiage Classroom’ structure adds to the enthusiasm of the first days of school.
As St. Edward continues to evolve, students will reap the benefit of increased small group and individual assistance on all levels. This student driven model in conjunction with the MAP assessments allows us to become more effective as we assess individual needs.
In keeping with the St. Edward tradition, the staff is anticipating another year with more opportunities to excel with our students in all settings. Our students, parents, faculty, staff, St. Edward parishioners and community are dedicated to improvement in the classroom academically and spiritually. Students are expected to study with great diligence, participate in school activities, prepare for their futures as life-long learners, and respect the school as an institution. Our school is a community of joy. As educators, we pledge to make learning an exciting endeavor for all involved.
St. Edward Catholic School has an enrollment of 101 students. Since opening its doors in 1960, our school has always enjoyed a rich tradition of academic, spiritual and athletic excellence as well as full participation in the Fine Arts.
This year we celebrate 60 years of academic excellence in Catholic education. Each year our students are assessed at grade level and up to 5 grades above the norm. These same students score in the top 10% in their high school of choice and approximately 94% of St. Edward graduates attend a college or university. Our alumni have a long history of excelling in high school and beyond.
Our students consistently achieve these levels of excellence due to several key factors; Small class sizes, the personal attention each student receives from a superior teaching staff, a parent/parish community that values our children as a top priority and our Pastor that is committed to nurturing academically and spiritually sound individuals.
Our students enjoy many extracurricular activities with a variety of options. Our offerings include Declamation, Lego League, Band, Soccer, Cross Country, Golf, Basketball, Cross Country, Volleyball and Track.
As is defined in our philosophy statement, “our school is founded on the person of Jesus Christ and is enlivened by Gospel values. We believe in demonstrating a special concern for the uniqueness of each person by emphasizing education in searching for personal meaning. St. Edward Catholic School & Preschool highlights the relevance of our faith to life and contemporary culture. We believe in expressing a distinctly Catholic view on issues in society by offering a curriculum that is relevant to the individual student and which helps them to find the meaning in their own life relationships.”
St. Edward Catholic School is an institution where people offer strength and support to each other. It is a school that offers personal and spiritual growth to everyone and thrives on an atmosphere of exceptional teaching and learning. We all look forward to working with students, parents, alumni, faculty and staff to make each year at St. Edward Catholic School a memorable one. I invite all families interested in more information about St. Edward Catholic School to please contact me for a visit and tour.
Yours in Christ,
Principal – St Edward Catholic School