Inspiring Minds - Instilling Values
Seton Catholic School develops the spiritual and intellectual well-being of students through academic excellence, charitable service, and commitment to Christ's teachings.
Inspiring Minds and Instilling Values for over 170 years
The first St. Agatha school building was erected in the rear lot of Pine and Liberty Streets. The pastor, Rev. Anthony Reck, secured the services of laymen as teachers, until he arranged to have religious teachers take over the school. In the mid 1850's, the services of the Sisters of St. Joseph were secured, and the school was taught by them for many years.
St. Brigid was erected and officially opened by Rev. James Dunn, who succeeded Father Madigan in 1874, and was responsible for the new church building dedicated in 1881. From 1917 - 1973 the new St. Brigid building housed eight grades until it joined St. Agatha as Seton School. The present building is now CHAPS.
In 1971 a proposal was presented to combine St. Agatha and St. Brigid schools. The name of the school was officially changed to the present-day Seton School, named after the American Saint, Mother Elizabeth Bayley Seton, of Philidelphia and Kentucky.
At Seton Catholic School,
we are achieving great things because we believe we can.
We believe in Service. We deeply rooted in love of our local community, collecting thousands of items for food pantries every academic year, assemble volunteers to care for our environment during the French Creek Cleanup, and help raise funds for our own Guardian Angel Fund that gives scholarships back to needy students. Our middle school students are required to do 20 hours or service a year on their own.
We believe in Potential. Our dedicated staff helps every child flourish academically, grow spiritually, practice kindness, and show respect. Our small class sizes allow for individual attention, fostering a family atmosphere that nurtures every learner.
We believe in Education. Our teachers are PA-certified, lifelong learners who inspire their students to achieve high standards. Using standardized tests to identify strengths and needs going forward, we do not need to teach to the test. From our focus on reading excellence to our insistence on cursive handwriting, these are the key parts that set us above.
We believe in Faith. Anchored in the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church, we welcome all faiths, and work to maximize each persons God-given potential.
We believe in Curiosity. Our teachers know that education begins with a sense of wonder, so they strive to foster a real love of science and math. Our students exceed state standards and excel in science completions.
We believe in Culture . From our ever-growing music program with semi-private instrument lessons, choir, orchestra, band, and a musical along with our ukulele program, we are thriving in artistic culture.
We believe in Makers. Our students learn computer programming and how to grow food in our Community Garden. They do chemistry and dissection labs, and hatch eggs in the classroom, The create works of art.
We believe in Doers. We integrate a robust physical education program and athletic teams into our vision because we know that exercise, self-discipline, teamwork, and responsibly are crucial to helping children become happy, productive adults.
Seton believes in Greatness. If you have ever been curious about Seton Catholic School, we invite you to take a tour of the home we have created for Catholic Education here in Meadville over the past 170 years.