Train a child in the way he should go; even when he is old, he will not swerve from it. – Proverbs 22:6


Founded 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.

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.

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

Applications for the 2021-22 academic year will be accepted from September 11, 2020, to January 11, 2021.

Applications for 2021-22 are now available. Seton is currently near maximum enrollment and we do not yet anticipate openings in grade 10, and only very limited openings in the high school for the 2021-22 school year. Particularly if you apply for grade 10, please do not be surprised if your child does not receive an admission offer since that grade is at full capacity. We cannot accommodate all applicants, particularly with the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 situation. Thank you for understanding.

Application Procedure

To apply to Seton, please fill in the inquiry form found below. This 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 submitted. Once the form is properly completed and submitted, you need to separately send in the non-refundable $125.00 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.  Application packets may also be obtained from the Seton office upon request. Please notify the school in writing regarding any changes or updates to the application or your student’s application status.

Admissions Application Request Form for 2021-2022

Entrance Exam Components – The Seton Entrance Exam consists of a general knowledge test, a written composition, a grammar evaluation, a math assessment for incoming junior high students, and a faculty interview. 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 September or October Entrance Exam dates if possible.


September 26, 2020 (application deadline 9.21.2020)

October 24, 2020 (application deadline 10.19.2020)

November 14, 2020 (application deadline 9.9.2020)

January 16, 2021 (application deadline 1.1.2021)

Please arrive no sooner than 8:45 a.m. and no later than 9:15 a.m. Testing begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. Students will undergo a brief health screening prior to entering the exam room.  A parent or guardian must also sign the student in and out of the test. Your test date must be scheduled in advance.  Walk-ins will not be accepted. Testing will be limited to 30 students.

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, 2021.  Applicants for Grades 10-12 must supply a complete high school transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable) on or before February 1, 2021. 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, 2021.

Notification and Enrollment Deposit – Letters of acceptance and non-acceptance will be mailed on or by March 5, 2021.  Please do not call the school as all notification will be made via mail. Families must register for FACTS by March 19, 2021. All accepted and conditionally accepted students will be assessed the $250 non-refundable enrollment fee by March 26, 2021. The fee must be paid via FACTS no later than March 31, 2021. Failure to do so may result in forfeiting your student’s acceptance.

Admissions questions may be directed to the Admissions Coordinator at

Starting with 2020-21, all tuition is paid using

Visiting our Campus

Tours and School Visits

Applicants are encouraged 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 your child to shadow one of our students for all or part of a school day. Please contact the school to arrange a tour or a visit at least one week prior to the day you hope to schedule the appointment.

Note: Due to COVID-19 classroom size restrictions, shadowing is not currently available. 

Open House

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. Note: Due to COVID-19, a virtual Open House may occur in addition to or in lieu of the scheduled in-person Open House. Plans will be finalized by late October. Registration may be required.

Next Open House – TBA

(Tentatively scheduled as a virtual event)

Financial Aid

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:

​Seton School does not discriminate in its admissions or in any of its programs on the basis of race, color, or national origin.


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