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Mother Seton School Photo #1 - 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.
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Mother Seton School Photo #1 - 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.
Mother Seton School Photo #2 - Mother Seton School graduates are recognized as hard-working, high-achieving individuals of integrity, dedicated to bettering themselves and the world around them.
Mother Seton School Photo #3 - Small classes, hands-on learning and a well-rounded curriculum are complemented by a beautiful natural setting adjoining the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, who founded in 1810 the pioneering Catholic school that became Mother Seton School.
Mother Seton School Photo #4 - At Mother Seton School, we inspire our students to strive for academic excellence and dedicate their lives to love and serve Christ in the tradition of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and St. Vincent de Paul.
Mother Seton School Photo #5 - Mother Seton School students are encouraged to model their lives on the virtues of humility, simplicity, charity, and love of the Eucharist, as exemplified by the saints in the Vincentian Family. Service activities are integrated into the school culture.
Mother Seton School Photo #6 - Mother Seton School offers a technology class and uses laptops, Chromebooks, iPods, and SmartBoards in each classroom to enhance students' learning.
Mother Seton School Photo #7 - Mother Seton School's robust S.T.E.M. program is enriched with unique opportunities, such as LEGO(r) Robotics in the classroom and forensic studies for 8th-grade students.
Mother Seton School Photo #8 - Mother Seton School offers various enrichment activities, including an awards-winning art and music program, science and engineering clubs, book clubs, Girl Scouts, and more.
Mother Seton School Photo #9 - The Daughters of Charity continue the mission of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton to provide an excellent, affordable Catholic education to all who seek it. We are conveniently located just 25 minutes north of Frederick, MD, with bus service and the most affordable tuition in the county.
Mother Seton School Photo #10 - What we do is refreshingly simple: Together we learn everyday. We welcome everyone. We work hard always. Because it's important.
  • Mother Seton School is a Catholic private school near Frederick, MD that provides affordable education to Pre-K through 8th Grade. Descended from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton's original school established in 1810.  Financial aid, bus service, and extracurricular clubs offered.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supportedhttp://www.mothersetonschool.org/learningcenter.html
Year Founded1810

Student Body

Total Students243 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
3%
State avg.: 30%
Students by GradeMother Seton School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
44%
Average Class Size16 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School uniform required)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,365
Tuition NotesFinancial aid available to qualifying families. Pre-K half-day tuition is $3400.
% on Financial Aid
53%
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,276
Admissions DirectorJennifer Buchheister
Admissions AssociateLaurie Szukalski

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Engineering Club, Jr. STEM Club, Middle School Book Club, Prayer Partners, Science Club, Scouting, Spanish Club, Student Council, Tech Crew for Special Events, Vincentian Marian Youth Club, Writing Group, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Angels, Band, Chorus, Liturgy Chorus

School Notes

  • 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 intergrity, dedicated to bettering themselves and the world around them.
  • Small classes, hands-on learning and a well-rounded curriculum are complemented by a beautiful natural setting adjoining the National Shrine of Saint Elizabth Ann Seton, who founded in 1810 the pioneering Catholic school that became Mother Seton School. The Daughters of Charity serve at the school and continue Mother Seton's mission to provide an excellent, affordable Catholic education to all who seek it. We are conveniently located just 25 minutes north of the city of Frederick, with bus service and the most affordable tuition in Frederick and Carroll counties.
  • What we do is refreshingly simple: Together we learn everyday. We welcome eeryone. We work hard always. Because it's important.

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Frederick
    Grades: PK-8 | 534 students
    16.4 miles
    8414 Opossumtown Pike
    Frederick, MD 21702
    (301)662-6722
    16.4 PK-8
    534
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    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-12 | 207 students
    46.5 miles
    11811 Claridge Rd.
    Silver Spring, MD 20902
    (301)963-8022
    46.5 K-12
    207
  • Thurmont
    Grades: 8-11 | 1 students
    7.9 miles
    13802 Long Rd
    Thurmont, MD 21788
    (301)271-7259
    7.9 8-11
    1

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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All four of my children have graduated from Mother Seton School. They were all very prepared for the academic rigors of high school. Mother Seton School prepared them academically, socially and spiritually for their next steps. Two are already out of high school and are in college. We credit their continued success to the fantastic fundamentals that they received at MSS.
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Mother Seton School is wonderful! We transferred our children from a larger, popular Catholic school in the area to MSS and have been so pleased with Mother Seton's fit with our children and family! The classes are small, the teachers are so dedicated, the education is excellent and the sense of a close-knit community is unbeatable. My husband and I can't say enough wonderful things about MSS!
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There's a quality about Mother Seton Catholic School that is hard to put into words. When you walk into the school, you can feel the spirit. The staff is very down-to-earth, and the students are so respectful and nice. I appreciate that the school reinforces the values we have at home, that the work my children do is challenging, and that the school really caters to the "whole child". My children participate in an arts and music program, are really proud of themselves for achieving Presidential status in the National Fitness Program that the school adopted, and are encouraged to grow spiritually. I would highly recommend MSS to anybody looking for excellent private education.
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