Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked AZ School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 560 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $18,230
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 21 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Seton Catholic Preparatory ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Arizona for:

Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2017

Student Body

Total Students
560 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Seton Catholic Preparatory Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
25 students
Number of AP Courses
13 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Art History, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science Principles, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, European History, French, Latin, Macroeconomics, Music Theory, Physics C, Psychology, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Studio Art: Drawing, US Government& Politics, US History, World History
Average SAT score
Average ACT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Khaki pants, school polo shirts, skirts

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 21 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Seton offers a discounted rate to Catholic parishioners. Please contact our Admissions office for more information. You can apply to several STO\'s to cover most if not all of your tuition.
Summer Program Cost Notes
Cost varies for each course offered.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Mini Olivas
Admissions Associate
Lisa Sweador



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
37 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Academic Decathlon, Arts Honor Club, Astronomy Club, Campus Ministry, Chess Club, Chinese Club, Faith and Freedom Club, Fiesta Club, French Club, French National Honor Society, Global Ambassador Club, Harry Potter Club, House System, Latin Club, Literature and Art Magazine Club, Math Club, Math Honor Society, National Honor Society, Office Club, Pinterest Club, Prom Committee, Robotics Team, SCOPE, Sentinel Ambassador Society, Seton Buddies, Seton Heritage Club, Sign Language Club, Sister Cities, Solidarity Club, Spanish Honor Society, Spirit Club, Students for Life, Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program

Arts and Music Programs:
Dance Club, Drama Club, Pep Band

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Table Top Role Playing Games

School Notes

  • Founded in 1954, Seton Catholic Preparatory is a Catholic  faith community whose mission  challenges students to achieve superior standards of educational excellence, leadership, and loving service to others.  Seton Catholic is a four-year co-educational school whose ultimate  task is to prepare students  with the resources necessary for life-long learning within the framework of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His Church. The school was named for Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton who opened the first parochial school in America and founded the Sisters of Charity. These Sisters have helped staff the school throughout its history. The faculty and staff of Seton Catholic Preparatory facilitate student's religious formation; academic progress; social, cultural, physical and moral development, while supporting parents as primary educators. Serving over 500 students, 50 teachers and 5 counselors have an average of more than 15 years' experience. One teacher holds a doctoral  degree. Nine staff members are Seton Catholic alumni. Seton Catholic continues its strong affiliation with the Sisters of Charity by offering dual enrollment with Seton Hill University. 
  • Seton Catholic Preparatory, located in Chandler, Arizona, is the only Catholic high school  in the East Valley, serving  primarily Chandler, Mesa, Tempe and Gilbert.  Students from Phoenix, Ahwatukee, Apache Junction, Casa Grande, Scottsdale and Pinal County  also attend Seton Catholic.  The students attending Seton  Catholic come from Caucasian, Hispanic, Asian, Native American and African-American origins. Seton students are from low, middle and high income levels.  The average class size is 21. Seton Catholic does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of educational  policies, scholarship  and loan programs, athletic or other school-administered programs. 
  • The curriculum  includes daily classes in religious education, with honors and Advanced  Placement  courses in most departments. Typically, about 99% of Seton Catholic Prep's graduates go on to college.  Honors courses are offered in English, math, science, social studies, and world languages. Advanced  Placement  courses are available in English, social studies, fine arts, math, science and world languages.  Seton also offers dual enrollment with Seton Hill University for some of its courses. 
  • Seton Catholic Preparatory offers accommodations to eligible students with exceptionalities through the ARC department. Although we follow best practices in developing a Student Support Plan (SSP), we do not provide "free and appropriate public education (F.A.P.E)" as guaranteed by law in a public school. The procedural safeguards that are provided to students with exceptionalities through IDEA do not apply.  The ARC Department uses a tiered approach in providing classroom accommodations, interventions, and/or specialized learning environments. Student Support Plans are created per provided documentation and demonstrated need. Documentation includes but is not limited to: an IEP or 504 plan from their previous school, Student Support Plan from their previous school, or psychoeducational testing from a school district or private doctor.  ARC courses utilize differentiated instruction and meet all the standards of Seton curriculum. 
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Seton Catholic Preparatory cost?

Seton Catholic Preparatory's tuition is approximately $18,230 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of Seton Catholic Preparatory?

The acceptance rate of Seton Catholic Preparatory is 90%, which is higher than the national average of 89%.

Does Seton Catholic Preparatory offer a summer program?

Yes, Seton Catholic Preparatory offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.

What sports does Seton Catholic Preparatory offer?

Seton Catholic Preparatory offers 16 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting and Wrestling. Seton Catholic Preparatory is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Arizona for most sports offered.

What is Seton Catholic Preparatory's ranking?

Seton Catholic Preparatory ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Arizona for: Largest student body, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for Seton Catholic Preparatory?

The application deadline for Seton Catholic Preparatory is Jan. 21 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 21 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked AZ School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 560 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $18,230
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 21 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Chandler, AZ is $10,200 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Chandler, AZ is 93% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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