Head of School's Welcome

Dear Friends,

On behalf of the faculty, administration, and students, I welcome you to our website and to our St. E Community. Since our founding by Monsignor James M. Grant in 1940, St. Elizabeth High School has been a visible presence in the City of Wilmington. We are proud to have provided a quality Catholic education to over 6,000 graduates. Now in our eighth decade, our commitment to excellence remains as strong as ever and is seen in our academic curriculum, our campus ministry activities, our community service opportunities, our athletic program, and in a wide range of co-curricular activities designed to develop our students into young men and women well-equipped to take their place as faith-filled, responsible citizens in the global society of the 21st century.

I believe that your virtual visit will reveal the essence of our identity here at St. E, and I am confident that a visit to our vibrant campus will confirm the warmth and spirit of a very special place. For us, the word ‘hospitality’ isn’t just a pleasant word in our Benedictine heritage, it is a quality exemplified through the routine actions and interactions of our students and faculty. It is something we live each day. Our school community values academic endeavors, encouraging students to become active learners throughout their time here. Our small size provides security and familiarity as our academic and spiritual programs expand and respond to the changing needs of students preparing for a successful transition to college and career.

At the core of the St. E existence is the sense of family and the Viking spirit rooted in pride, honor, and enthusiasm. As you come to know us, it will be easy to understand the strong support of our alumni, the presence of multi-generational families who call St. E home, and the numerous graduates who have returned here to teach.

We offer our Viking spirit and Benedictine hospitality as you explore the many academic and faith-filled opportunities of St. Elizabeth High School. Our mission is to graduate young men and women who, through our rigorous yet nurturing training, will reflect our ideals of intellectual competence, openness to growth, and faithfulness to our Benedictine heritage and traditions as loving and active participants in a lifelong commitment to service.

I look forward to meeting you in person when you visit St. E in the near future.


Shirley Bounds

Shirley Bounds
Head of School