Founded in 1975, the year of Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton’s canonization, Seton school is a private, co-education school serving students from grades 7-12th grades.
Seton is dedicated to promoting the tradition of Catholic secondary education and stresses high academic standards, high standards of conduct, close cooperation with parents, and a multitude of activities available to all students.
Thank you for your interest in our school. We invite you to learn more by visiting our campus. To receive more information or to schedule a visit, please call us at 703-368-3220.
Application Process and Important Dates
For an application to be considered complete and ready for review, the following items must be received by the Admissions office:
Application Form, Fee and Deadline – Complete and return the Application for Admission (available here on September 1) along with a $125.00 non-refundable application fee for each applicant. Remember to indicate your preferred Entrance Exam date (see inset below for date options) in the space provided on the back of the application. Applications are due on the Monday before each entrance exam date. Upon receipt of your completed Application for Admission and fee, you will receive an email from the Admissions Coordinator, Mrs. Julie Mantooth, to confirm the Entrance Exam date for your son/daughter. Please notify the school in writing if you have a change of address, or in the event you find you must withdraw your application.
Entrance Exam Components – The Seton Entrance Exam consists of a general knowledge test, a written composition, a grammar and math assessment, and an interview with one of our faculty members. The length of the entrance exam varies depending on the number of students present. Dates for placement tests for high school level math and foreign languages will be announced in the spring. Current Seton families are requested to schedule incoming siblings for the October or November Entrance Exam dates if possible.
Applications for 2020-2021 are now available. Seton is currently near maximum enrollment and we anticipate few, if any, openings in grades 9 and 11 for the 2020-2021 school year. If you apply for grades 9 and/or 11, please do not be surprised if your child does not receive an admission offer since those grades are at full capacity. We just do not have space to accept everyone who applies. Thank you for understanding.
ENTRANCE EXAM DATES
October 19, 2019 – Application Deadline is October 16th
November 16, 2019 – Application Deadline is November 11th
January 11, 2020 – Application Deadline is January 6th
Please arrive between 9:30 and 9:45 a.m. Testing begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. Your test date must be scheduled in advance. Walk-ins will not be accepted.
Report Card/Transcripts – Applicants for Grades 7-9 must submit a copy of their first semester or most recent report card on or before February 1, 2020. Applicants for Grades 10-12 must supply a complete high school transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable) on or before February 1, 2020. Final acceptance is contingent upon your child’s official transcripts from any school previously attended, including formal and informal home-schooling programs, being received by Seton School by July 1, 2020.
Notification and Registration Deposit – Letters of acceptance and non-acceptance will be mailed on Friday, March 6, 2020. Please do not call the school. All notification will be made via mail. Within 2 weeks of acceptance, a $230.00 enrollment fee per student is required to confirm your decision to send your child/ren to Seton. It is not refundable should you decide to withdraw your child/ren’s application/s. If the deposit is not received within 2 weeks, the child/ren’s name/s will be removed from the acceptance list.
Visiting our Campus
Tours and School Visits
You and/or your child/ren may wish to visit Seton and attend classes for a day or part of a day. School visits may be arranged by appointment only. We will arrange for one of our students to welcome your child and be with him/her through the day. Contact the school to arrange a tour or a visit at least one week in advance of the day you would like your appointment.
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 families of current students, and attend “mini-classes” in several subject areas. The Seton Open House will take place at the Corpus Christi Building across from Seton School. The Corpus Christi Building and Seton School will be available for tours.
Next Open House
November 3, 2019
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Formal Presentation begins at 2 PM. Mini classes will follow the presentation.
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. Please do not ask us to reduce your Seton tuition in order to pay college tuition. Colleges have much greater resources than we do. It is not fair to ask Seton to subsidize colleges. 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/.