St Edmund's College
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
About St Edmund's College
An Independent Catholic Day and Boarding school, and England's oldest Catholic school, St Edmund's welcomes girls and boys from 3 to 18 years and from all faiths who appreciate the benefits of a Catholic education. Our historic campus offers modern facilities in a magnificent country setting, providing a safe and stimulating environment for young minds.
Scholarship is at the heart of our mission and our students are encouraged to learn, to explore and to ask the difficult questions. Small classes ensure that the academic progress of each student is regularly monitored and at every stage we adjust our teaching to suit the ability and needs of each child. The excellent relationships shared by our teachers and students create a positive setting for progress and success in the classroom. Students are encouraged to think independently and not to hold themselves back through fear of making mistakes.
Whilst we welcome students whatever their belief, the Catholic approach to education, with its distinctive ethos, remains at the heart of all we do in creating a learning community. What makes an Edmundian is a combination of academic endeavour, spiritual awareness and a strong sense of personal and social responsibility. At St Edmund’s we are committed not just to the academic growth of every child but also to his or her spiritual development regardless of religious background.
Today St Edmund’s offers not simply an education for Catholics but a Catholic education, welcoming people of all faiths ready to embrace the values that have made it and its predecessors such a successful seat of learning for over 400 years. Visitors say how they are struck by the atmosphere of the College which fosters a special sense of community and self awareness amongst staff and students who work here. Its four-hundred-year tradition of scholarship and spiritual reflection is still felt today in the classrooms and corridors.