Elizabeth Seton High School

5715 Emerson Street
Bladensburg, MD 20710-0207
Tel: (301)864-4532
Grades: 9-12 | 570 students
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Nestled on a 24 acre campus in Bladensburg, MD, Elizabeth Seton High School was founded in 1959 by the Daughters of Charity as a Catholic, college preparatory school for young women. The school enrolls 645 diverse students in grades 9-12.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1959

Student Body

Total Students 570 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color
65%
State avg.: 35%
Students by Grade Elizabeth Seton High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 55 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size 19 students
Number of AP Courses 14 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 1600
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 5
Yearly Tuition Cost $11,850
Tuition Notes Books and uniforms are purchased separately.
Admissions Director Melissa Davey '99
Admissions Associate Maddy Muldoon '08

Sports

Total Sports Offered 15 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBasketballCheering,
CrewCross Country,
DanceEquestrian,
Field HockeyLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Winter Track

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 23 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Ambassadors Club, Art Club, Dance Team, Drama Club, Ecology Club, Equestrian Club, Gospel Choir, International Club, Literary Club, Marian Service Club, Math Club, National Honor Society (NHS), Newspaper, Onyx Club, Pax Christi, Peer Mediators, SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), Scholars, Seton Decorators, Step Team, StudentGovernment, Time Travelers, Yearbook Art Club, Dance Team, Drama Club, Ecology Club, Gospel Choir, Literary Club, Math Club, Newspaper, Onyx Club, Pax Christi, Peer Mediators, Scholars, Step Team, Time Travelers, Yearbook, Ambassadors Club,
Equestrian Club,
International Club,
Marian Service Club,
National Honor Society (NHS),
SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions),
Seton Decorators,
StudentGovernment,

School Notes

  • The mission of Elizabeth Seton High School is to educate young women in the Spirit of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and St. Vincent de Paul, stressing Catholic values, academic excellence and service to those in need. Elizabeth Seton High School provides a challenging college preparatory program for all young women who seek a community that celebrates diversity and creativity, fosters moral, spiritual, academic and physical growth, and promotes the Gospel values through service to others. Elizabeth Seton was named one of ten private schools of distinction by The Washington Post.
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School Reviews

I am an active parent of an Elizabeth Seton High School student. After two years we are both very happy with the level of the academics, the facilities and the clubs, sports and activities offered. Seton offers standard, honors and AP courses with a challenging and relevant curriculum in all (also pre-law, engineering and pre-medical tracks of learning) and a staff certified in their particular disciplines. You can see where your money is being put back into the school in the upkeep of the facilities and the level of technology that is provided for student use. Clubs, activities and sports offered are varied and well put together. Seton excels at many sports (offering track, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, volleyball, swimming and golf to name a few). I seem to have to make my child leave this school; she is always involved in something, such as clubs and varsity sports teams or cheering the school on in one of their events. Outside of school the girls spend alot of time with each other also. She has made wonderful friendships that will last her a lifetime. The undertaking of advancing the students academically & mentally as well rounded young ladies ready for the world after high school is evident. Administrative support and guidance for moving forward to the next phase of college is evident and easily accessible to the girls. There are many Seton students who come back to visit and work at the school, which shows you the level of commitment the school has to it students. I go to many of the High School sporting events as they play other private schools in the area, and seeing how our girl's carry themselves both when we are away and while we are on our home turf, makes me even prouder to be a Roadrunner parent. Seton is all girl with an all boy brother school- DeMatha Catholic High School. Also an upstanding institution of education and a great relationship exist between the two schools.
- Posted by Parent, 05/12/16

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