Mother Seton Academy

  • 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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Association of Independent Maryland And DC Schools (JAIMS)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Year Founded1993

Student Body

Total Students84 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 33%
Students by GradeMother Seton Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size14 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
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Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 3
Tuition NotesAll accepted students earn a full scholarship
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorKia Castille


Total Sports Offered1 sports


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

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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