OUR GREEN JOURNEY
Mother Seton School is a Pre-K - Grade 8 Catholic school for all. Nestled on fourteen and a half acres of campus, we are a proud Maryland Green School and have been since 2009.
Mother Seton School offers more than a solid academic and ethical foundation. A genuinely loving and welcoming community—a true family of teachers, students and parents—helps shape children who grow strong and true. Students learn by example to model their lives on the Christian virtues of humility, simplicity, charity and love. Graduates are recognized as hard-working, high-achieving individuals of integrity, dedicated to bettering themselves and the world
Ever present in the minds of the staff are opportunities to nurture conscience formation. We help our students to internalize Catholic values, which help them make sound moral choices, including being good stewards of the Earth.
We became a Green School because caring for the environment is such an important part of our mission. We are blessed to be on a campus that allows us to have solar panels on the roof, easy access to the rill that runs through our backyard, a rain garden between the parking lot and the rill, space for a pollinator garden, a pumpkin patch and a butterfly garden, as well as a bug hotel and composting experiences. Every classroom has a paper recycling receptacle, scrap paper for
student use and rechargeable batteries.
OUR GREEN SCHOOL COMMITTEE
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TOP 5 ACHIEVEMENTS
LUNCH AND LEARN
Dr. Jeffrey Simmons, Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Mount Saint Mary's University, led a Lunch and Learn program for students in grades 3, 4, and 5 in which students learned about composting food scraps and then conducted an experiment to compare mass of food scraps to mass of compost.
Students in the Middle School planted a pollinator garden to nurture our pollinator friends.
Mother Seton School is proud to be a Monarch Waystation.
We created a bug hotel from a bookcase that was to be discarded and each class filled a section with materials they collected to attract various insects.
THE WONDERS OF WATER
A Water Conservation Program hosted by our 8th grade students
Students researched various aspects of water conservation and made displays to present to the rest of the school community and interested members of he public.