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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 - 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 #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 - 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 #5 - 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 #6 - 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 #7 - 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 #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 - Our alumni are recognized as kind, courteous, hard-working, and high-achieving individuals--in their high schools, colleges. careers, and communities.
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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 320 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,835
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, ADHD, Mild-Moderate Learning Differences
Year Founded
1810

Student Body

Total Students
320 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
3%
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade
Mother Seton School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
44%
Average Class Size
17 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
School uniform required

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
FULL DAY K – 8 Child 1 = $5,835 Child 2 = $4,835 Child 3 = $4,835 Child 4 = $0 (youngest sibling even if youngest is half-day Pre-K) FULL DAY PRE-K 3 & 4 Child 1 = $6,225 Child 2 = $5,225 Child 3 = $5,225 Child 4 = $0 (youngest sibling even if youngest is half-day Pre-K) HALF DAY PRE-K 3 & 4 (no discounts for half-day students) Half-day (5 days) = $4,100 (8am to 11:30am) Partial-week rates for Pre-K 3 students may be available upon request Pre-K 3 Full-Day (3 days) $3,895 Pre-K 3 Half-Day (3 days) $2,565 Pre-K 3 Full-Day (2 days) $2,670 Pre-K 3 Half-Day (2 days) $1,750 Fourth child with lowest tuition free Active Duty and Active Reserve Military receive a 10% discount with proof of service (Full-Day only) * Tuition rates include (per child) a yearbook and basic fall photo package (1-8x10, 2-5x7, 4-3x5, 8-wallets)
% on Financial Aid
53%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$2,276
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Jennifer Buchheister
Admissions Associate
Laurie Szukalski

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Engineering Club, Healthy Eating, MakerSpace, Middle School Book Club, Prayer Partners, Science Club, Student Council, Tech Crew for Special Events, Vincentian Marian Youth Club, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Chorus, Liturgy Chorus, smART Masters Art Club

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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Mother Seton School cost?

Mother Seton School's tuition is approximately $5,835 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of Mother Seton School?

The acceptance rate of Mother Seton School is 90%, which is higher than the national average of 81%.

What is Mother Seton School's ranking?

Mother Seton School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for: Least expensive tuition, Largest student body and Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for Mother Seton School?

The application deadline for Mother Seton School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
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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5  
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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5  
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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 320 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,835
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Frederick County, MD is $10,064 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Frederick County, MD is 93% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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