About

Discover SES

Saint Edward’s has grown and flourished as one of the best Florida independent schools since its founding in 1965 as a day school for students seeking a superior college-preparatory education. Enrolling students in preschool, elementary, middle and high school levels, today we serve just over 600 students in Pre-K through grade twelve.

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  • 620

    students in pre-k through grade 12
  • 8th

    Grade students begin working with college counselors
  • 90%

    of graduates accepted into their college or university of first or second choice
Saint Edward’s students benefit from small class sizes and our superior faculty who are dedicated to involvement and excellence in teaching. Our expectations for student achievement are high, and our students rise to the occasion. Saint Edward’s students begin college counseling with experienced counselors during their eighth-grade year, and better than 90% of the graduating class is accepted into their college or university of first or second choice. Our SAT scores are well above state and national averages and are the highest achieved on the Treasure Coast. In keeping with our independent Episcopal School tradition, Saint Edward's places an emphasis on developing moral and spiritual character and good citizenship.



What Makes SES Different?

Our unique location on the Indian River Lagoon waterfront is a safe and beautiful learning environment. Our modern campus facilities include science labs at every level, modern classrooms, athletic fields, an aquatics complex, music and fine arts studios, two libraries, an Academic Learning Lab for academic support services and an 800-seat performing arts center.

Our curriculum is designed to foster the development of 21st-century skills: critical thinking, writing, reading, listening, presenting, scientific and quantitative skills, leadership, community service, organizational and study skills. 

SES admits students of any race, religion, color, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

Mission Statement

Saint Edward’s School is a community and culture that promotes lifelong learning by developing critical thinking, collaboration, and a thorough preparation for college and the future. Founded upon the Episcopal tradition, the focus is on the whole child, led by a strong faculty who work to help all students reach their full potential in the classroom and beyond. 

Core Values

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  • Advocacy is a central component of our mission

    Centered on a love for children, advocacy is an environment of mutually supportive and respectful relationships. As advocates in a compassionate community, we are purposefully committed to nurturing and championing each other and to bringing out the best in each individual. It is a way of life.
  • Moral Courage and Spiritual Growth

    Our students are taught to do what is right, not necessarily what is popular or convenient. It is through their leadership and passion for education that we have become one of the best Florida schools. Our students develop the confidence to stand up for what they believe in, and use everyday situations to examine and express their own spirituality. As a result of this focus, we believe our students gain balance, conviction, compassion and integrity, attributes that will serve them well in college, careers and in leading successful lives.
  • Non Discrimination Statement

    Saint Edward’s School does not discriminate on the basis of age, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, physical disability, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational programs, hiring policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.
  • Whole Student

    As one of the best Florida schools for pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, Saint Edward's nurtures and develops the "whole student" by identifying each student's strengths, and encouraging him or her to pursue their personal interests and intellectual curiosities. Through enrichment classes, clubs and athletics, students explore areas outside of the curriculum and learn the development of new skills. We believe that this comprehensive approach helps our children grow into adults with exceptional analytical skills, poised to balance the demands of life, and to make informed decisions.
    • Varsity boys soccer player steals the ball

    • art student works on pastel art in class

    • Gulia the service dog visits with lower school students

Accreditation and Membership

Saint Edward’s School stands as one of the best established and best credentialed Florida independent schools.

Few Florida independent schools can offer the quality and diversity of state, national and private educational credentials. It’s for good reason, too -- 100% of students are accepted into four-year colleges.

Our affiliation with national associations affirms our commitment to adhere to best practices regarding governance, teaching, admissions and financial aid. Families who qualify for financial aid are awarded approximately $1.7 million dollars a year.
  • American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP)
  • American Association of School Librarians
  • American Choral Directors Association
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
  • Carney, Sandoe & Associates
  • Central Florida Episcopal Schools Association
  • Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity
  • Clean Water Coalition of Indian River County
  • College Board
  • Commercial Food Equipment Service Association
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education
  • Council for Exceptional Children
  • Council for Learning Disabilities
  • Country Day School Headmasters Association
  • Cum Laude Society
  • Educational Records Bureau
  • Florida Association for Media in Education
  • Florida Council of Independent Schools
  • Florida Foreign Language Association (FFLA)
  • Florida High School Athletic Association
  • Florida Music Education Association
  • Florida State Music Teachers Association
  • Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
  • Global Seal of Biliteracy
  • Independent School Business Officers
  • Indian River County Chamber of Commerce
  • Indian River Cultural Council
  • Indian River Literary Society
  • International Thespian Society
  • Mu Alpha Theta
  • Music Teachers National Association
  • National Association of College Admission Counseling
  • National Association of Episcopal Schools
  • National Association of Independent Schools
  • National Association of Principals of Schools for Girls
  • National Committee on United States-China Relations
  • National Geographic Society
  • National Honor Society for Spanish - Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica
  • National Network for Early Language Learning (NNELL)
  • One Schoolhouse Consortium
  • Royal School of Church Music
  • School and Student Service for Financial Aid
  • Southern Association of College Admission Counseling
  • Sunshine State Athletic Conference
  • Tri-M Music Honor Society
  • Vero Beach Museum of Art
  • World Affairs Council for the Palm Beaches

We are Pirates!

Cherished traditions such as Spirit Week, Unity Day and ABC Day give students a creative outlet to develop memories and friendships that last a lifetime. Even Lower School students participate in their own traditions such as the Christmas Concert, which is the cutest, fanciest night on the School calendar.
    • Grandparents Day

    • Homecoming

    • Senior / First Grade Buddies