Award Year: 2016

St. Edward High School

13500 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, OH, 44107-4602

(216) 221-3776

Dr. Frank W. O'Linn, Principal at time of Nomination

Catholic Diocese of Cleveland

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St. Edward educates the minds and hearts of young men to have the competence to see and the courage to act as men of faith.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 7%
  • White: 84%
  • Hispanic: 4%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
We believe in faith, excellence, relationships, and Christ-like servant leadership.

We believe in faith, excellence, relationships, and Christ-like servant leadership.

St. Edward High School was founded in 1949 when Cleveland's bishop invited Brothers from the Congregation of Holy Cross at Notre Dame, Indiana, to establish an all-boys' high school on the west side. The St. Edward community understands education as an ongoing work of formation centered upon the pillars of Faith, Excellence, Relationships, and Christ-Like Servant Leadership. St. Ed's is a place where students belong; each is welcome, free to be himself, and is celebrated while learning to celebrate others for their unique gifts and contributions. Students represent a range of socioeconomic backgrounds and achievement, and the school participates in Ohio's income-based and special needs scholarship programs.

Engaged learning is central to the St. Edward experience in classes, where teachers create authentic learning experiences for students, and beyond, as students challenge themselves in over 80 extracurricular activities. Assessment at St. Ed's emphasizes formative practice, where in every class, students are able to rework formative assessments to improve their performance and build competence. This encourages student ownership of learning and progress toward mastery on the higher stakes summative assessments that factor most heavily toward grades. Innovation has been central to the success of the school. Since 2001, St. Edward has "put the 'E' in STEM" since founding its nationally recognized pre-engineering program and has continued to lead by offering entrepreneurship, computer science, data analytics, film development, and the largest International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in Ohio. St. Edward High School educates hearts and minds to develop competent, courageous men of faith.