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Mother Seton School
The mission of Mother Seton Catholic School, a vibrant, Christ-centered community, is to inspire students to strive for academic excellence
and dedicate their lives to love and serve Christ
in the tradition of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and St. Vincent de Paul.
Mother Seton School is an independent Catholic school for students age 4 through Grade Eight. Our school has a rich history and is located in scenic Emmitsburg, MD, the cradle of American Catholic Education. We are only minutes away from the City of Frederick Maryland, Carroll County Maryland, and Southern Pennsylvania. Bus transportation is provided to students from around the area. Mother Seton School is ideal for students seeking individual attention, a strong academic environment, Christian values and opportunities for growth and service. Mother Seton School's rigorous academic program encourages students to develop their own individual interests and talents. Special Programs and Extra-Curricular Activities provide a number of opportunities for students to further explore their interests.
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Ever present in the minds of the staff are opportunities to nurture conscience formation. We are guided in this process by the Core Values of Vincentian Education. Teachers, staff, and parents are respected, valued and are active role models for our students and are partners in Catholic education.
CORE VALUES OF VINCENTIAN EDUCATION
- Holistic - seeks to respond to the intellectual, spiritual, moral and affective needs of the students; educates the heart as well as the head.
- Integrated - blends the humanistic and the professional, the abstract and the practical.
- Creative - is ever seeking new or renewed ways to meet changing needs among the student population while maintaining a clear "sense of the possible."
- Flexible - is willing to make the effort to adapt to the needs of the non-traditional student.
- Excellent - places quality at the center of its educational activities. It seeks this excellence in teaching and methodology.
- Person Oriented - the Vincentian educational institution must be one in which all: administration, faculty, staff, and most importantly, students are respected and valued.
- Collaborative - seeks to collaborate rather than merely compete with other educational institutions.
- Focused - is ever viewed as central to the Vincentian mission of service to the Poor. As such it strives to integrate this vision into the educational process and to keep the primacy of it alive among all those who share in this common mission.
Our Teachers are dedicated to the academic, social, physical and spiritual growth and development of each student. We
- Sponsored by the Daughters of Charity
- Fully accredited by AdvancEd, a division of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement, the world's largest accrediting and school improvement organization.
- Approved by the Archdiocese of Baltimore
- Qualified, Certified Faculty
- Enhanced professionalism through postgraduate studies, workshops, and seminars
- Faculty recognized with awards, honors and grants for their teaching achievements
quality education & student excellence
As an approved school in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Mother Seton School participates in the AdvanceEd Accreditation Process. AdvancED brings together more than 100 years of experience and the expertise of the two largest US-based accreditation agencies — the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).
The AdvancED Accreditation Process, a protocol embraced around the world, is a clear and comprehensive program of evaluation and external review, supported by research-based standards, and dedicated to helping schools, districts and education providers continuously improve.
Mother Seton School places quality at the center of its educational program and is guided by the policies and directives of the Baltimore Archdiocesan Division of Catholic Schools on which our integrated Pre-K, Primary, Intermediate and Middle School curriculums are based.
Faculty and staff are guided in the educational process by the Core Values of Vincentian Education: holistic, integrated, creative, flexible, excellence in teaching and methodology, person-oriented, collaborative, and focused. Reflecting the spirit of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, staff and parents mutually support one another as formators and educators and are conscious to model the values they teach in their everyday interaction with the students.
- Student Honor Roll Programs
- Subject Area Recognition Programs
- Numerous County and State-Wide Scholarship Recipients
- Notable achievement in national standardized testing (Stanford 10 & OLSAT)*
- Qualification of students for the John's Hopkins Center for Talented Youth program
- Alumni National Merit Scholarship Recipients
- Resource Teacher Program for more personalized academic assistance
Charity, Faith & Service
Instruction in Catholic faith and opportunities to celebrate faith through prayer, liturgy, and service are integral to Mother Seton School's program. Teachers integrate gospel values and Catholic teaching into content strands, and weave faith and values into the student's daily experiences. Students are encouraged to model their lives on the virtues of humility, simplicity, charity, and love. Student activities such as Prayer Partners, the Green School Initiative, numerous seasonal outreach projects, charitable fund drives and serving give students opportunities to put their faith into action and engage with the surrounding community.
All students have the advantage of participating in a formal religion class. The curriculum includes Catholic faith, doctrine, prayer, and culture appropriate for student's age and grade level. Text books have been approved for use by the Archdiocese of Baltimore. The Family Life program assists parents in continuing to develop within their children, attributes of wonder and awe at the greatness of each human being, deep gratitude for God's love for them as persons who are lovable, respect for themselves and others, and sensitivity to situations which would cause harm to themselves or others.