Edgewood High School of the Sacred Heart

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Edgewood High School of the Sacred Heart
Edgewood High School of the Sacred Heart (logo).jpg
2219 Monroe Street
Madison, Wisconsin, (Dane County), 53711
United States
Coordinates 43°3′36″N 89°25′17″W / 43.06000°N 89.42139°W / 43.06000; -89.42139Coordinates: 43°3′36″N 89°25′17″W / 43.06000°N 89.42139°W / 43.06000; -89.42139
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1881
Oversight Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa
President Michael Elliott
Chairperson Carol Anzelmo
Principal Robert Growney
Assistant principals Shannon McDonough
Anna McManus
Chaplain Amy Richardson
Grades 912
Enrollment 650 (2010-11)
Average class size 19
Student to teacher ratio 1 to 13
Classes offered 132
Color(s) Maroon and gold         
Slogan A Motivating Educational Experience in a Caring Dominican Catholic Community
Athletics conference Badger
Mascot Eddie Edgewood
Team name Crusaders
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools[1] Independent Schools Association of the Central States[2]
Average ACT scores 25.4
Newspaper 'The Envoy'
Endowment Approximately $5 million
Athletic Director Chris J. Zwettler

Edgewood High School of the Sacred Heart is a private, Catholic college preparatory school located in Madison, Wisconsin. Edgewood has been sponsored since its inception by the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, WI. Edgewood's mission is to educate the whole student for a life of learning, service and personal responsibility through a rigorous academic curriculum embracing the Sinsinawa Dominican values of Truth, Compassion, Justice, Partnership and Community.[3] In the 2010-11 school year, it enrolled approximately 650 students. In recent years enrollment has been on the rise. Also on the Edgewood campus are Edgewood College and Edgewood Campus School, an elementary and middle school.


Edgewood has history dating back to Samuel Mazzuchelli[clarification needed]. The school began in 1871 as Saint Regina Academy, an all-girls boarding school. Governor Cadwallader Washburn donated his official residence, "Edgewood Villa", after losing a bid for re-election. Saint Regina Academy continued to operate until a fire in 1895 destroyed the original building. Less than a year after the fire the school re-opened as the Academy of the Sacred Heart. In 1927, the original building was completed according to the design of Philadelphia architect Albert Kelsey, son-in-law of Governor Cadwallader Washburn, under the name Edgewood High School of the Sacred Heart. A large addition of a new classroom wing, gymnasium, swimming pool and Commons was completed in 1967. In the 1990s the school added another gym and a science center, which is used cooperatively by three Edgewood schools on the campus.


The Edgewood curriculum encompasses 133 credit-eligible courses across twelve departments.[4] The school also teaches 12 AP (Advanced Placement) courses, including English, Calculus, 2nd Year Calculus Honors, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science, European History, U.S. History, Spanish, French & Latin. The school's student literary magazine, musical productions, remote environmental science field course and Latin oratory are all award-winning programs. About 1/3 of juniors and 1/2 of seniors take at least one AP course.[5] Edgewood also has programs for students with learning disabilities and challenges, which serve about 1/4 of its students.[6] More than 95% of Edgewood's graduates go on to college—over 325 colleges from 2006 to 2010.


Edgewood athletics moved to the WIAA and the Badger South Conference over ten years ago.

The girls' golf team has won the state title twelve times in the past thirteen years. Nine of them were consecutive (2001–2009). They lost by one stroke in 2010, but took back the title by winning state again in 2011, 2012 and 2013. This leads all schools in number of team championships in that sport.[7] It is also the longest consecutive championship streak for any girls' sport in state history. [8] [9]

The football team has made the playoffs in all but one year since joining the WIAA, including advancing to the third round in the 2006, 2007, and 2008 seasons and advancing to the state semifinals in 2011.

The boys' basketball team won the state title in 2002 and won back-to-back Badger Conference titles in 2003 and 2004. In 2009, the Crusaders tied with Monroe for the Badger South conference championship. The girls' basketball team won the Badger South championship in the 2005-6 and 2008-9 seasons, tying with Monroe both times.

The baseball team won the state championship in 2004 and in 2009.

The hockey team advanced to the state title game in 2008, finishing as a runner-up to Eau Claire Memorial High School.

The boys' swimming team went undefeated in the Badger South conference in dual meets in the 2008-2009 season the team, but took runner-up at the conference meet. The team also finished second in its sectional.

The boys' golf team won the 2009 and 2010 WIAA division 2 state championships.

The girls' soccer team won the 2009 state championship, defeating Catholic Memorial High School 1-0 in overtime.

The boys' tennis team went to its sixth consecutive state tournament, finishing runner up to University School of Milwaukee 6-1.

The girl's alpine ski racing team has competed at state for the past three years (2009-2011), and had two individuals place in the top four at conference this past season (2011).

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Adam Burish, NHL hockey player
  • Chris Farley, late actor and comedian
  • Georgia O'Keeffe, artist
  • John F. Tefft, Class of 1967, U.S. Ambassador to Lithuania (2000-2003), Georgia (2005-2009), Ukraine (2009–present day)
  • Adam Argall, Class of 1984, Board of Directors (2006-2009), Vice president of Marketing Milwaukee Brewers (2008-present day)

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