St. Edmond's Academy

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Saint Edmond's Academy
2120 Veale Road
Wilmington, Delaware, New Castle County 19810
United States
Type Catholic
Motto Caritas per Disciplinum
Established 1959
Grades K-8
Enrollment approx. 500
Team name The Lancers

Junior Kindergarten, 5 Half Days: $6500 Junior Kindergarten, 5 Full Days: $9000
Kindergarten: $12,587
Grades 1-3: $13,851

Grades 4-8: $13,911

St. Edmond's Academy is a Catholic primary school for boys founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross in Wilmington, Delaware, USA in 1959. The school's patron saint is Blessed Brother Andre Bessette C.S.C. The school is well known for its rigorous academic standards and its competitive sports programs. According to its mission Statement: "The Academy provides challenging, structured, skills-based, and advanced programs in a caring, nurturing, and safe environment in the unique educational tradition of the Brothers of Holy Cross. This educational tradition focuses on students’ responsibility, independence, self-esteem, integrity, and sense of community, in accordance with Catholic values and integrating contemporary thought and theory on the development of boys."


St. Edmond's Academy was founded to meet the academic needs of Catholic Boys in Wilmington. Ursuline Academy provided 1-5 education for both boys and girls, but became exclusively a girls' school beginning in grade 6, leaving boys without a comparable option. Wilmington's Bishop Edmond John FitzMaurice offered his residence for the original school. The name "St. Edmond's" was chosen in honor of the Bishop.

The School soon outgrew this space located in downtown Wilmington at 1301 Delaware Ave. In 1963, it moved to its current location north of the city at 2120 Veale Rd.

The school recently completed a major $12 million expansion in 2006, significantly increasing the size of the school buildings. Beginning with the 2006-07 school year, it expanded from serving grades 4-8 to its current Junior Kindergarten - 8th grade classes. The current enrollment is 252 students.


The Saint Edmond's Academy campus includes 25 acres (100,000 m2) of land. It has 30 classrooms, a state-of-the-art science lab, a field house, an art room, chapel, two libraries, a model train room, choral room, band room, cafeteria, two gymnasiums, extended day care facilities, a 450-seat auditorium, a baseball field, soccer field, and a 400-meter all-weather track.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Lieutenant Colonel Marty Devine (1970) US Army, Iraq War Veteran
  • Darryl Parson (1979) Deputy Attorney General, Delaware Dept. of Justice
  • Michel Troy (1981) Assoc. General Counsel Center for Individual Rights
  • Beau Biden (1983) Delaware Attorney General (deceased), son of Vice President Joseph Biden
  • Mattias Conaty (1983) founder, Child Victim's Voice
  • Kester Irwin Hanley Crosse II (1984) - Gastroenterologist Columbia, MD
  • Michael Medico (1986) - Actor/Director/Producer

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Coordinates: 39°48′15″N 75°29′24″W / 39.8041°N 75.4901°W / 39.8041; -75.4901