Academics

Upper School

Through creative engagement, meaningful participation, and reasoned argumentation, Saint Edward’s students practice the skills to become active members in the global community. Our mission is to encourage students to be healthy, conscientious global citizens, guided by the fundamental values of honesty, kindness, respect, and responsibility in all that they do.
We believe that mastery of the core disciplines combined with rigorous development of critical thinking skills is fundamental to the education of informed, versatile, and creative young adults. Saint Edward’s Upper School teachers support risk taking yet still expect precise content knowledge not merely for its own sake but for the sake of collaborative and productive intellectual endeavors.

A Saint Edward’s School education seeks to graduate young adults who:
  • possess broad knowledge and understanding of the arts, history, literature, mathematics, physical education, science, and world languages.
  • are capable of using this mastery in the thoughtful interpretation and critical analysis of new information.
  • are effective communicators, able to write and speak with clarity and originality in multiple languages.
  • demonstrate leadership, empowering others and inspiring a shared vision among their peers and the larger community.
  • who are disciplined and creative problem solvers, prepared to engage new challenges methodically and purposefully.

Upper School News

List of 2 news stories.

  • The SES shipping container is bound for Hope Town

    Bon Voyage! Container is Bahamas Bound

    MJ (lk)
    The shipping container painted by Catalina Pines and Lucy Bergstrom was loaded onto a truck to be sent to Stuart and put on a barge bound for Hope Town. The barge is scheduled to leave the Stuart inlet on Monday, and supplies should reach Elbow Cay early on Tuesday. Special thanks to all of the students and teachers who participated in the dress down day this fall. Your participation means so much to the people of Hope Town.


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  • Here come the puppies

    Therapy Puppies on Campus Next Week

    MJ
    In what can only be described as the coolest collaboration of the week, guidance counselor Sam Borkovic and development staff member Morgan Smith '07 announced during Assembly that therapy dogs will be on campus the week before exams to help students process the stresses of pre-exam preparation days. Mrs. Smith, who works in the Development office and is a Saint Edward's alumna, works with an organization called Canine Companions, a non-profit organization that raises and matches dogs to humans with disabilities. 

    Because of this wonderful collaboration, students will have the opportunity to learn more about the program, and get a little extra TLC before the start of exams.


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Academics

If you are a parent or student looking for the best Vero Beach high school experience, consider Saint Edward's School. The course of study concentrates on a core college preparatory curriculum with the added flexibility of completing college-level work through our rigorous Advanced Placement Program.

A highly qualified faculty is responsible for the development of the academic program, creating intellectual opportunities to help students acquire knowledge, and to develop analytical thinking and problem-solving skills. The school expertly prepares students to be successful at each stage of their high school academic careers and beyond.

We operate on a two-semester system. Freshmen and sophomores take a core foundation of courses in English, fine arts, foreign language (including Mandarin Chinese), history, mathematics, physical education, religion and science. Each semester, students take at least five courses that meet six times in a seven-day cycle. In the classroom, Saint Edward's School strives to maintain an optimum size of 15-18 students.

At all high school levels, students explore areas of their particular interest, choosing from an array of electives, selecting more advanced course-work when they are ready and enrolling in college-level Advanced Placement courses.

During their four years at Saint Edward's Upper School in Vero Beach, high school students will experience important aspects of university and college programs. No one student's course of study is ever precisely the same as another's.

If you're looking for a Vero Beach high school where your child can work closely with faculty advisors, actively participate in designing their own plan of study, and work with the academic and college counseling department, look no further than Saint Edward's School. In doing so, your child will learn to make informed choices based on individual interests, goals and abilities. The result is an educational experience that both challenges and inspires.