Upper School

Through creative engagement, meaningful participation, and reasoned argumentation, Saint Edward’s students practice the skills to become active members of 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 prepare students for careers that have yet to exist.
    • The Transition from Middle School to High School

      Learn more about the Upper School Experience starting with Ninth Grade

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

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  • Coach Gray Ange

    SES AD Announces New Baseball Coach

    Athletic Director Eileen Pliske announced this week that Gray Ange will be Saint Edward’s School’s varsity baseball coach, effective immediately. Mr. Ange is coming to the Pirate Ship from Lincoln Park Academy Magnet, where he is a science, health and physical education teacher. He previously coached at Sebastian River High School, earning District 6-A-8 Coach of the Year honors, and he is currently with the Cannons Baseball University Organization and the 12U-Major team is enjoying a 30-5 record.
    Prior to his term at Lincoln Park Academy, and with the Sharks, Ange served as head coach at Silverdale Baptist Academy in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he enjoyed consecutive winning seasons for four years, culminating with the #3 spot in the state among the DII-A division. Eileen Pliske says, “Gray’s leadership philosophy combines a solid work ethic with dedication to public service, a tenet that we hold for all of our student athletes. His consistent winning record is impressive, but his commitment to building young athletes into adults of strong character and ethics is a perfect fit for Saint Edward’s School.”
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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, history, mathematics, physical education, ethics 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 coursework 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.