Parents have many Vero Beach schools to choose from. When looking for the perfect fit, take a closer look at the Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School at Saint Edward's. As the leading independent, pre-kindergarten through 12th grade day school on the Treasure Coast of Florida, we instill a sense of intellectual curiosity, creative thinking, and discipline in young learners, so they are prepared to succeed in middle and upper school and eventually enter the nation’s best colleges and universities. True to our independent school Episcopal roots, we focus on the whole child, nurturing and encouraging each child according to their needs to grow intellectually, spiritually, physically and morally.
While class size is important, and we average 15-18 students per class, a better indicator of the individualized attention your child will receive is teacher course load. Our teacher course-load is much lower than other schools, so teachers spend more of their time one-on-one with students throughout the day. They teach, coach, mentor and advise. At the preschool and elementary school level our programs develop curiosity and the desire to read, explore and learn. Our content-rich environment is skillfully created to build confidence in young learners who become comfortable with and proficient in math, science, computer technology and language. Exploration of individual talents is built into the curriculum through the time devoted to musical arts, theater, visual arts, and athletics.
We don't use the term 'college preparatory school' lightly. Through comprehensive college guidance beginning in the 8th grade, our rigorous training for the SAT, ACT, and PSAT, has saved parents substantially on tutors and textbooks, and garnered a 93% approval rating from parents. We are exclusively college preparatory and 100% of our graduating classes are accepted to colleges and universities – more than 90% of them to schools of their first or second choice.
As the leading independent school on Florida's Treasure Coast, we have direct access to the Indian River Lagoon, America's most biologically diverse estuary. With teacher supervision, students may explore the natural wonders of the Lagoon and use it for research and learning purposes, enjoy our 800 seat Performing Arts Center, Aquatic Complex, multiple gymnasiums, fine arts labs, and playing fields. Find out what makes Saint Edward’s the top in Vero Beach schools year after year.