A Catholic Commitment
True Catholic education trains the intellect to find the truth in all areas: in science, in literature, in history, in mathematics.
Seton education stresses the importance of absolute truth and unchanging moral values in every class taught.
True Catholic education knows the perfect harmony between faith and reason.
Seton education teaches apologetics and logic so the student can defend his faith, and shows that knowledge of the Catholic faith illuminates all areas of study.
True Catholic education honors and imparts the teachings of the Holy Father.
Seton education presents doctrine and moral teachings completely, according to the intellectual level of the child each year, and includes in all faculty contracts a clause requiring loyalty to the Magisterium of the Church.
True Catholic education prepares the student to face the problems of the modern world.
Seton education teaches the student to apply eternal truths to current issues, using reason and logic to see how best these challenges can be met.
True Catholic education is pro-life.
Seton education integrates pro-life principles throughout the curriculum, dismisses school each year so the students and faculty may attend the March for lIfe, welcomes pro-life speakers and encourages participation in pro-life activities. As a requirement for graduation, Seton seniors must participate in a pro-life speech competition.
True Catholic education leads the student from knowledge of God to love of God.
Seton education stresses the importance of the lived Catholic life, of morality and virtue. Seton provides many and regular opportunities for grace. The school week begins with Mass a nearby All Saints Church, and there is a second Mass each week on Friday at school. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is regularly available. In addition, there is Eucharistic adoration, daily Rosary, Seasonal devotions (such as Advent Wreath, Stations of the Cross, May Crowning), novenas, an annual pilgrimage to the Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg, Maryland; First Friday Devotion, days of recollection and retreats. At Seton, school is not in session on Holy Days of Obligation.
- Weekly Masses
- Opening Mass
- Daily Rosary
- Daily Prayers
- Monthly Holy Hour
- Legion of Mary
- Days of Recollection and Retreats
- Spiritual Teen Night
- All Souls Day Cemetery Pilgrimage
- Christ the King Procession
- Pro-Life March
- Pilgrimage to the Maryland Shrine
- May Crowning
- Graduation Mass
It was during high school at Seton School that the cradle Catholic began to own his faith. “That’s where I fell in love with (it) – the philosophy, the theology, the sacraments,” he said. “To be surrounded by all these teachers and parents trying to live their faith – that example had a huge impact on me.”
“Seton School…is a college prep school with outstanding teachers in Religion, English, Science, Math, Arts, and Foreign Languages. Every student can participate in sports, theater, a variety of clubs, and community service. There is a firm commitment to learning humility and developing courage…”
“Wonderful doesn’t say enough. I can’t imagine having my kids at any other school. The community is great, the teachers are great, and the authenticity of the corporate witness to the Catholic faith is amazing.”