Mother Seton Academy is an all-scholarship, independent Catholic middle school dedicated to the education of boys and girls from low-income families in Baltimore.
Through a rigorous academic environment and extended day program, the school provides a holistic education to at-risk students in order to prepare them for future success in high school, college, and the work force. Empowered by Gospel values rooted in the tradition of Catholic education, Mother Seton Academy, a tuition-free middle school for urban young men and women, educates in an intercultural environment those with the greatest economic need.
Promoting dignity and respect for each person and all of creation, Mother Seton Academy challenges students to realize their God-given talents and become leaders who serve their families, communities, and society.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 90 students
  • Acceptance rate: 50%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 3 / Feb. 8

Top Rankings

Mother Seton Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Year Founded
1993

Student Body

Total Students
90 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
94%
State avg.: 37%
Students by Grade
Mother Seton Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
14 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 3 / Feb. 8
Tuition Notes
All accepted students earn a full scholarship
% on Financial Aid
99%
Acceptance Rate
50%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Kia Castille

Sports

Total Sports Offered
1 sport

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Cooking Club, Dance Club, Fitness Club, Homework Club, NFTE, Photography Club, Swim Club

School Notes

  • MSA seeks applicants, from all faith backgrounds, for admissions to enter the sixth grade each fall. All candidates must qualify financially for the federal Free and Reduced Meal Program (FARM). Applicants should demonstrate strong academic, attendance, and discipline records, plus the desire to excel in middle school at Mother Seton Academy, attend top high schools, and graduate from college. We are not able to accept students with an IEP or special education needs. Visit our admissions page.

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 90 students
  • Acceptance rate: 50%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 3 / Feb. 8

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The average private school tuition in Baltimore, MD is $10,212 for elementary schools and $13,776 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Baltimore, MD is 77% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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