Beyond Independence

Beyond Independence

Hear from a Hilltopper Parent

Monica Bard, mother of Meredith Bard '12, reflects on the opportunities her daughter received on the hilltop and what it means to be part of the St. Edward's community. 

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A Parent’s Guide to Study Abroad

Hear a parent’s perspective on study abroad. Our guide gives tips, answers questions and explains the study abroad process.

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Every parent wants essential skills and career success for their children. Many admit a deeper desire. They want their children to learn to think for themselves. To evaluate argument and evidence. To develop good judgment and the strategies needed to keep learning. And to achieve full and meaningful lives.

Parents trust the approach we take at St. Edward's — a careful balance of classroom and experiential learning grounded in a challenging and inspiring academic environment. Our emphasis on values, reflection, a global perspective and giving back, not just getting ahead.

We share a common goal — helping your daughter or son develop into an independent adult who takes charge, makes good decisions and dares to take risks. Only then can they truly discover who they are, what they love and how they can best impact others and the world.

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Parent Essentials

Parent Resources
Orientation & Family Weekend »

Special parent programs invite you to stay connected and involved, and to be part of the St. Edward's University community.

Parents' Stories »

Hear from a diverse cross-section of parents and alumni willing to share their insights and stories about how young people come to live, learn and thrive on their own at St. Edward's University.

Maps & Directions »

Resources to help make your first visit or fourth Family Weekend a success.

Hilltopper Insights: News for Parents and Families »

Stay informed with our free e-newsletter for current and future parents of St. Edward’s University students.

EdWeb for Parents »

Learn about this convenient tool that allows parents of enrolled students to access academic and financial information related to their students.

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