It’s a gorgeous day in the Catoctin Mountains, a perfect start to a brand new school year!
We are excited to begin a new chapter in the history of Mother Seton School and to share in the legacy that our Patron Saint left us. You are probably familiar with our mission statement, which the students recite every morning during prayer and announcements:
The mission of Mother Seton Catholic School, a vibrant, Christ-centered community, is to inspire 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.
We’d also like to take a moment to share the Core Values of Vincentian-Setonian Education, which are the guiding principles by which we strive to educate the students of Mother Seton School.
Vincentian-Setonian Education is…
Seeks to nurture the students in a holistic fashion; educates the heart as well as the head; forms the spirit, the mind and the body; embraces a global perspective
Blends the human and the spiritual, the abstract and the practical, the professional and the personal, the simple and the complex
Finds new or renewed ways to meet changing needs of successive generations of students, while maintaining a clear “sense of the possible”
Adapts traditional methods to the needs of the non-traditional student
Places quality at the heart of:
Teaching: the teacher is not only competent but efficient, dedicated, and real–“all those virtues required of the students.”
Methodology: the method employed is active, challenging, goal-oriented, and fosters tools and attitudes of life-long learning
Reflects relationships marked by humility and simplicity, in which all administration, faculty, staff, and, most importantly, students are respected and valued.
Collaborates rather than competes with co-workers, organizations, parents, and other educational institutions
Believes that its mission is none other than a participation in the mission of the Church: the service of Christ in those who are poor. As such it strives to integrate this vision into the educational process and to keep the primacy of it alive among all those who share in this common mission.