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 2024-25 academic year are available and will be accepted from September 5, 2023, to January 2, 2024. Please note that Seton School is currently near maximum enrollment and we anticipate few, if any, openings in grades 10-12 for the 2024-25 school year. Thank you for your understanding.

Statement of Policy

Seton School is an accredited, private, and co-educational Catholic Junior-Senior High School. Although Seton is a Catholic school, non-Catholic students are welcome to apply. When applicants outnumber spaces available, preference is given to students with a strong Catholic identity. Provision of a Catholic education and the formation of students consistent with Catholic teachings are integral to Seton’s mission. Parents seeking admission for their children should acknowledge and actively support the fact that Seton’s operations, teachings, policies, and code of conduct are in complete harmony with the Magisterium of the Holy Roman Catholic Church.

Seton School welcomes students of all racial and ethnic backgrounds and is non-discriminatory. Seton, however, does not have the resources, personnel, facilities, or authorization to work effectively with children who have emotional disorders, behavioral issues, or learning disabilities. Given these limitations, parents must make an educated decision about whether to pursue applying to Seton. Parents of students with a professional psycho-educational evaluation or an IEP, ISP, or who have been previously enrolled in a special education program must supply those records when applying to Seton School.

Application Procedure

To apply to Seton School, 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 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]. Application packets may also be obtained from the Seton office upon request.

Admissions Application Request for 2024-2025

Parent – Family Interview for Prospective New Families

Parents of non-current Seton families are required to meet with Seton’s Director as part of the application process. This will normally occur the day of the applicant’s test session. After their student’s test date is confirmed, parents will receive a SignUpGenius link to sign-up for an interview slot.

Admissions Questions

Should you have any questions regarding the admissions process, please contact the Admissions Director at [email protected].

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Admissions Timeline 2023-24




Tuesday, September 5, 2023 – Electronic applications will be available upon request at on the Admissions page.

Friday, October 6, 2023 – 3 p.m. Deadline to apply for the October 14 Test


Saturday, October 14, 2023 – Applicant Admissions Test and Parent Interview for New Families

9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Corpus Christi Building, Seton School


Sunday, November 5, 2023 – Open House 2-4 p.m. Seton School

Friday, November 10, 2023 – 3 p.m. Deadline to apply for the November 18 Test

Saturday, November 18, 2023- Applicant Admissions Test and Parent Interview for New Families

9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Corpus Christi Building, Seton School



Tuesday, January 2, 2024 – 3 p.m. Deadline to apply for the January 6 Test

Saturday, January 6, 2024 – Final Admissions Test and Parent Interview for New Families

9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Corpus Christi Building, Seton School

Saturday, January 13, 2024 – Inclement Weather Date for January Admissions Test


Friday, February 2, 2024 – Deadline for submission of report cards and school records to the main office or [email protected]


Friday, March 1, 2024 – Decisions are mailed via the United States Postal Service

Friday, March 15, 2024 – $250 non-refundable enrollment deposit is due to the Seton main office

APRIL/MAYTBA – Deadline to apply for financial aid. * Financial aid recipients will be required to perform regular service to benefit Seton School.


Friday, June 28, 2024- All final grades and official transcripts are due to the main office and can also be emailed to [email protected]. Please do not send them to [email protected] unless the records email is copied also. Thank you.


Visiting our Campus

Visiting days and tours may be scheduled by appointment only through the office at: 703-368-3220.

Annual 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 current students, and attend “mini-classes” in several subject areas. Both buildings will also be available for tours. Additionally, you may also learn more about Seton School by watching welcome videos from our founder, Mrs. Anne W. Carroll, our Department Chairs, and some of Seton’s integral volunteers.

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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