Elizabeth Seton High School

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.
We are a leading, all-girls private school in the DMV and Greater Washington DC area, with a strong foundation in academic rigor, service and diverse extracurricular offerings

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 540 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $17,550
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 8
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Elizabeth Seton High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for:

Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
540 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade
Elizabeth Seton High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
54 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
19 students
Number of AP Courses
13 courses
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 8
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Books and uniforms are purchased separately.
Admissions Director
Roz Cruz
Admissions Associate
Joy Lawson '11



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
24 extracurriculars
Ambassadors Club, Art Club, Dance Team, Drama Club, Equestrian Club, Gospel Choir, International Club, Literary Club, National Honor Society (NHS), Pax Christi, Step Team, Yearbook

Club or Organization:
Black Student Union, Daughters of Mary Rosary Club, Ecology Club, French Club, Future Health Care Professionals, It's Academic, Knitting Club, Latinas Club, Scholars Program, Society of Women Engineers, Student Government, Writing Club

School Notes

  • Rooted in Catholic values and the charism of the Daughters of Charity, the mission of Elizabeth Seton High School is to cultivate confidence in young women to excel in college, careers, and life through an innovative and rigorous academic experience. As a diverse and inclusive learning community, students think critically and creatively, work collaboratively, and serve others.
  • Elizabeth Seton High School has long distinguished itself as an exemplary learning community providing a highly regarded and rigorous education to young women who desire to engage in a challenging, college-preparatory course of studies, including high-demand educational opportunities aligned with today`s changing economy in fields such as engineering, pharmacy, law, broadcast journalism and hospitality and tourism management.
  • Drawing young women from all over the Washington DC area Prince George's, Mongomery, Howard & Anne Arundel Counties
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Elizabeth Seton High School cost?
Elizabeth Seton High School's tuition is approximately $17,550 for private students.
What sports does Elizabeth Seton High School offer?
Elizabeth Seton High School offers 14 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Winter Track. Elizabeth Seton High School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for most sports offered.
What is Elizabeth Seton High School's ranking?
Elizabeth Seton High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for: Largest student body, Most sports offered and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Elizabeth Seton High School?
The application deadline for Elizabeth Seton High School is Dec. 8.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
After looking at multiple schools, my daughter selected Seton. We have no regrets. Sister Ellen Marie cares so much about giving these girls the best experience available. My daughter gets all A's. It's not easy. The curriculum is challenging. There's lots of after-school activities too. Tuition is affordable. The school is diverse, and it feels like home, to both of us!
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I am the parent of an 11th grader and the aunt of a 2014 graduate who is in her senior year in college. I have found Elizabeth Seton High School to be full of teachers and staff who care about the girls. The atmosphere in the school is warm and supportive. One might think that a building full of adolescent girls could be a bit tense but it is quite the opposite! The "girl drama" is minimal and the nurturing of one another is evident in the student body. This school has it all: great academics with high standards and great college prep opportunities (AP and honors courses), fine arts including band, orchestra, choir, dance, theatre, and visual arts, small class sizes, a wide variety of athletic teams, and almost any club you can imagine including National Honor Society and Tri M, National Music Honor Society. The yearly service requirement gives the girls the opportunity to serve others in need while learning that everyone can make the world a better place. Elizabeth Seton offers a great value for the tuition cost. One should never equate affordable tuition with inferior education at Elizabeth Seton. What Seton does offer is affordability for parents ensuring both racial and socioeconomic diversity, something sometimes lacking in private education.I appreciate being a part of the Seton family and have no reservations about recommending this school for young women looking for college preparatory school that offers high academic standards and a solid moral foundation for our future leaders.
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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.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 540 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $17,550
  • Average class size: 19 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 8
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Prince George's County, MD is $10,767 for elementary schools and $14,372 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Prince George's County, MD is 76% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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