Train a child in the way he should go; even when he is old, he will not swerve from it. – Proverbs 22:6
Founded by Mrs. Anne Carroll in 1975, the year of Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton’s canonization, Seton School is a private, co-educational school serving students from grades 7 to 12.
To learn more about Seton’s humble beginnings and the so-called “little school that could,” we invite you to read the following article: Anne Carroll builds her school of dreams – The Arlington Catholic Herald
Seton is dedicated to promoting the tradition of Catholic secondary education and stresses rigorous academics, high standards of conduct, close cooperation with parents, and offers a multitude of activities available to all students.
Application Process and Important Dates
Applications for the 2023-24 academic year are available and will be accepted from September 1, 2022, to January 2, 2023. Please note that Seton School is currently near maximum enrollment and we do not anticipate openings in grades 10-12, and only very limited openings in grades 8 and 9. Thank you for your understanding.
To apply to Seton, please fill in the inquiry form found below which will generate your request for an application. The Admissions Coordinator will send you (1) the application in the form of an online, fillable PDF, and (2) an admissions packet which includes the Director’s cover letter, Seton’s Admissions Requirements & Procedures, and a Records Release form. You must fill in all required fields or the application will not be considered complete. Once the form is properly completed and submitted, you need to separately send in the non-refundable $125.00 application fee (per child) to the office, directed to the attention of Mrs. Cooper at: 9314 Maple St., Manassas, VA 20110. The application will not be processed until the admission fee has been received. All supporting admissions documents, including required records and transcripts should be mailed to the Seton office or emailed to [email protected]setonschool.net. Application packets may also be obtained from the Seton office upon request.
Admissions Application Request for 2022-2023
Parent – Family Interview for Prospective New Families
For non-current Seton families, an in-person meeting with parents and Seton’s Director is required as part of the application process. This will occur the day of the applicant’s test session. Once a student’s test date is confirmed, a SignUpGenius link will be sent so that parents may sign-up for an interview slot.
Should you have any questions regarding the admissions process, please contact the Admissions Coordinator at: [email protected].
Admissions Timeline 2022-23
Thursday, September 1, 2022 – Electronic applications will be available upon request at www.setonschool.net on the Admissions page.
Monday, September 26, 2022 – 3 p.m. Deadline to apply for the October 1 Test
Saturday, October 1, 2022 – Applicant Admissions Test and Parent Interview for New Families 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Corpus Christi Building, Seton School
Sunday, November 6, 2022 – In-Person Open House 2-4 p.m. Seton School
Monday, November 14, 2022 – 3 p.m. Deadline to apply for the November 19 Test
Saturday, November 19, 2022- Applicant Admissions Test and Parent Interview for New Families 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Corpus Christi Building, Seton School
Monday, January 2, 2023 – 3 p.m. Deadline to apply for the January 7 Test
Saturday, January 7, 2023 – Final Admissions Test and Parent Interview for New Families 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Corpus Christi Building, Seton School
Saturday, January 14, 2023 – Inclement Weather Date for January Admissions Test
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 – Deadline for submission of report cards and school records to the main office or [email protected]
Friday, March 3, 2023 – Decisions are mailed via the United States Postal Service
Friday, March 17, 2023 – $250 non-refundable enrollment deposit is due to the Seton main office
APRIL/MAY – TBA – Deadline to apply for financial aid. *New for 2022-23 – Financial aid recipients will be required to perform regular service to benefit Seton School.
Visiting our Campus
Visiting days and tours may be scheduled by appointment only through the office at: 703-368-3220.
Families interested in Seton are strongly encouraged to attend our Open House for parents and prospective students. The Open House provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the philosophy and academic standards of Seton School. Following the formal presentation, visitors will meet our faculty, tour the school, talk with current students, and attend “mini-classes” in several subject areas. Both buildings will also be available for tours. Please note that this event may be subject to change due to emerging COVID conditions. Additionally, you may also learn more about Seton School by watching welcome videos from our founder, Mrs. Carroll, our Department Chairs, and some of Seton’s integral volunteers.
Next Open House:
Sunday, November 6, 2022 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Formal Presentation begins at 2 P.M. in the gymnasium located in the main building. Mini classes and a reception will follow in the Corpus Christi building.
For Financial Aid consideration, families of accepted students must complete a financial aid application and provide requested financial documentation to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment. FACTS, an independent third party, assesses a family’s financial situation and recommends to Seton School the level of aid a family requires. The Seton administration exclusively makes final determination of all awarded aid. Seton’s financial assistance comes through a work program. Families receiving reduced tuition must work in various capacities to contribute to the betterment of Seton School. If the assigned work is not completed, then tuition will be assessed. For additional information about FACTS, please refer to: https://factsmgt.com/parent-faqs/.
Seton School does not discriminate in its admissions or in any of its programs on the basis of race, color, or national origin.