Academics

Unique Learning Opportunties

Saint Edward’s sense of community, our cherished traditions,  the strength of our teaching faculty, our focus on the whole child, our superb college counseling program, and our academic focus distinguish us from other schools. 

STEAM

Saint Edward’s School offers science programs that thrill and engage young minds through hand-on projects, experiential learning and observation of the natural world around them.

Children learn most effectively by doing and using hands on techniques, beginning in pre-kindergarten.

Lower School

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  • Chinese

    Multiple studies have concluded that bilingual children demonstrate linguistic and cognitive advantage. They have a greater and longer sensitivity to phonology, and show unique patterns of brain activation for language, as compared to monolinguals. 
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    iPads

    The educational apps children use at Saint Edward's School on their iPads are for spelling, novel reading, math, movie making and more using Grammar Wonderland, Toontastic, Puzzle Maps, iMovie, the Camera app, Keynote, Rhythm Cat, Spelling City, Sushi Monster, Novel Studies, and QR Codes.
  • Science Labs / Life Science

    Students begin learning the basics of lab work in Pre-K, and expand at every grade level until they are completing independent labs in 4th and 5th grade. The smallest hands dissect owl pellets and older children study our Lagoon in-depth, from plankton to mammals.

Middle School

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  • Challenge Trips

  • ME Projects

  • 7 Habits of Highly Successful Teens

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    RWT (Research Writing and Technology)

  • Science

    Middle School science includes field science, progresses to chemistry and physics, and  culminating in rocket science.

Upper School

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  • Advocacy Program

    Freshman are assigned an Advocate who supports and challenges the class over the four years of high school. The class bonds through activities and discussion, and the different Advocacy groups hold friendly competitions throughout the School year.
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    AP Courses

    As one of the area’s most dedicated Florida prep schools, Saint Edward's AP program serves outstanding students who wish to study college-level courses while in high school. We offer AP courses to promote students to the next level in college or enable them to receive college credit. A student interested in taking AP courses needs a recommendation from a former teacher to sign up for a course.
  • ASP (Advanced Studies Program)

    The Advanced Studies Program offers a rigorous, two year program for those students who wish to add independent research to an already challenging program of honors and AP courses. This program is designed for highly motivated and intellectually curious students. Students must formally apply to the program during the Spring Term of their junior year and are selected on the basis of standardized test scores (top 10%), GPA (3.5 or higher), recommendations from the College Counseling Department, and a personal essay. 
  • MUN (Model United Nations)

    Model United Nations is an extra-curricular activity in which students typically role play delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees. SES MUN students travel domestically and abroad to meet and work with other students from around the world.
  • Life Science Labs

    The Indian River Lagoon is one of the most diverse estuaries in the world, and it sits at our back door. US students work with local scientists  and non-profit organizations to solve the problems of the lagoon and promote environmental stewardship.
  • Freshman Rafting Trip

    The freshman class joins together to challenge themselves academically, socially and physically on the Chattooga River. They visit local universities and bond as a unit over traditional camp activities.
  • Domestic & International Service Learning

    Students have the opportunity to participate in service learning trips around the globe, and they are offered multiple opportunities to visit a variety of colleges and universities throughout their four years in the US.