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.
    • Is your child ready for Freshman year?

Upper School News

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  • MANDATORY Getting Ahead Workshop - Wednesday, August 19th from 1:00-3:00

    MANDATORY Getting Ahead Workshop for Seniors - Wednesday, August 19th from 1:00-3:00

    Jill Zoltak (mc)
    The Getting Ahead Workshop for seniors will be Wednesday, August 19 from 1:00-3:00 via Webex which is how we will virtually interact at Saint Edward’s School this school year.  Be on the lookout for an email from Mr. Voyles later this week that will instruct you on how to install Webex on to your computers.  Please install Webex prior to the meeting.  On August 19th you will login to Mrs. Wald’s Webex room:
    This is a mandatory workshop. During this time seniors will work on their online college applications and review many pertinent details about the application process. 
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  • Virtual STEM College Fair 8/11-13

    Virtual STEM College Fair 8/11-13

    If you're interested in learning more about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics programs in college, attend this virtual STEM college fair! You can sign up for sessions to learn more about the different aspects of STEM programs, and you can sign up for sessions to learn about individual colleges like Carnegie Mellon, Drexel, Georgia Tech, Colorado School of Mines, Bucknell, Olin, Purdue, and many more. Tuesday, August 11 – Thursday, August 13, 2020
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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.


  • Is your child ready for Freshman year?

    Is Your Child Ready for Freshman Year