About Us



  The 25- acre campus resides in North Wilmington, Delaware and enrolls students from Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland. As an independent, Catholic academy, Saint Edmond's Academy is founded in the tradition of the Brothers of Holy Cross. Reverend Jacques Dujarie organized the Brothers of Holy Cross, originally called the Brothers of Saint Joseph, as a teaching community in 1820 France.

   In 1837, Blessed Basil Moreau associated these Brothers with a society of auxillary priests to establish the Congregation of Holy Cross, a religious community of priests and brothers. After the establishment of the University of Notre Dame in 1842, the Brothers founded additional schools across the country, adding to other Holy Cross schools in Europe and throughout the world. The Brothers were invited to sponsor and administer Saint Edmond's Academy in 1959.

   It is important that our students have an understanding of the larger world around them. Students and faculty connect with other Holy Cross schools to collaborate, and raise money and awareness for the Holy Cross missions throughout the world.

Core Values

As a Catholic Academy, rooted in the tradition of Holy Cross education, we are dedicated to empowering our students with values for life.  From a young age, students develop an understanding of five core values distilled from the educational writings of Blessed Basil Moreau- Responsibility, Integrity, Independence, Positive Self-Esteem, and Building Community.  Students learn to respect themselves and those around them, embracing the likeness and differences of all.

Belief Statements

  1. We believe in a safe and positive learning environment for all our boys.
  2. We believe boys learn in different ways and must be taught effectively to meet their individual needs.
  3. We believe in providing a holistic approach to educating students with a curriculum that offers academics, athletics and the arts, as well as spiritual and social growth.
  4. We believe that learning the fundamentals provides the necessary framework for academic success.

Saint Edmond's Academy, an all boys school,
serves students Junior Kindergarten through Eighth Grade.