St. Edward Elementary School

  • St. Edward Vision and Mission Statement: St. Edward School community strives to do WHAT IS RIGHT and DO OUR BEST in the image St. Edward School, in partnership with families and the Catholic Church, challenges each student to achieve academic excellence; to appreciate the arts; to realize his or her full potential; and to embrace and model the gospel of Jesus Christ through service to our community and the world.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association for the Education of Young Children
State or regional independent school association
National Catholic Education Association
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1952

Student Body

Total Students327 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade St. Edward Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio18:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size18 students
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(School Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,100
Tuition NotesPreK $6,750 (5 day), $4,050 (3 day), $2,700 (2 day) Kindergarten $6,400 Grades 1-8 $6,100 per student Multiple children discount
Admissions DirectorDr. Marsha Wharton
Admissions AssociateJennie Guinn


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryFootball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Boy Scouts, Forensics, Girl Scouts, Lego Club, Rosary Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir, Guitar, Piano, Private Voice, Violin

School Notes

  • St. Edward School (SES) is a Catholic Elementary School within the Diocese of Nashville. It is a parish school with close ties to the church and community. We serve appropriately 360 students from 3 year old PreKindergarten through Eighth grade. Our population is 53.33% female and 46.66% male.  92.5% of our student population is Catholic and 7.5% is Non-Catholic. SES has a diverse student population: 63.89% Caucasian, 8.89% African American, 14.17% Hispanic, 5.28% Multi-Cultural, 7.78% Asian.SES employs 29 educators who work directly with students making our teacher/pupil ratio 13/1. Our school consists of mostly middle class families living in Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, and Wilson counties. St. Edward has 39 different zip-codes and 26 different cities represented in our school. Our parents represent a wide range of income levels and occupations. The school is accredited through the Tennessee Department of Education, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS). Our PreK program has been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.Our educators emphasize individual development along with the basic skills curricula which includes:Religion, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics, Physical Education, Music, Spanish,  Art, Technology and Media.Our media center is the heart of our school.  We have a vital technology and information literacy program that strives to prepare our students to become responsible digital citizens and lifelong learners.  Students learn technology from basic to more advanced skills such as technology integration into their subject areas and creating multimedia projects.Our media center is equipped with state-of-the-art touch screen computers, iPads for check-out, and a quality library collection.  The library contains 11,965 different materials including 8,615 distinct titles.  Those materials include fiction, non-fiction, biographies, easy books, reference materials, professional books, CDs, DVDs, and audio books.  We also have subscriptions to two professional magazines and seven magazines for students.  â€‹  There are over 125 computers throughout the various classrooms for student use in addition to teacher computers. We also have,  computers on wheels (COWS), and iPads available for students use for grades PreK-8th. All computers are hooked up to a fiber internet connection.   As a part of our media resources, we have 7 interactive whiteboards (Smartboards) which are used by both faculty and students. In addition to that, all classrooms are equipped with a ceiling projector and  wide screen. These tools are being used for teaching and learning.  
  • Our Faculty: SES is fortunate to have an outstanding faculty and staff  consisting of  32 individuals.19 Classroom Teachers7 Specialty teachers2  Educational/ Instructional Assistants1  Administrative  Assistant1 Nurse1 Technology Director1  Administrator56% of our faculty hold an advance degree, the average years of experience for our faculty is 18 years and the average years of teaching at St. Edward 14 years.
  • Our Students:  St. Edward School standardized test scores are  a tribute to the hard work of the teachers, students, and parents. The average student scores a year in a half above their grade level in the five core  academic subjects of  Reading, Language, Math, Social Studies, and Science.  Although high academic standards are in place, St. Edward School also provides  many  opportunities for students to participate in extra and co-curricular activities including sports teams:National Honor Society, Football, Softball, Cross Country, Basketball, Volleyball, Student Council,Forensics, Band, Choir, Cheerleading, Soccer, Scouts, SES Music Academy 
  • Pre-Kindergarten 3 Yrs Old Program:  St. Edward School has expanded the Pre-K program last fall with the addition of a program for three-year-olds. The program will provide pre-school education two days per week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and is open to any child who has his or her third birthday before August 15, 2014. “St. Edward’s Pre-K program for four-year-olds has been very successful since its inception in 2000, and it has been the model for numerous Pre-K programs at other schools,” Redmon said.  “As more parents told us they were looking for educational options for their young children, we decided that we could build on the proven success of our Pre-K and extend our unique educational experience to another group of families.  We are excited about the addition of these young students to our campus and the expansion of Catholic educational options to another group of young boys and girls.”Applications are now available in the school office.  Parents interested in enrolling their children will need to provide the application along with a $50.00 application fee and a current immunization form for their three-year-old.  Please visit Admissions link or  call 615-8335770 for more information.
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