Sep. 23, 2019

Empowering Students: Faith, Academic Excellence, Leadership & Service

Empowering Students: Faith, Academic Excellence, Leadership & Service

In the tradition of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and through the mission of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, Seton High School develops a diverse population of young women for a life of faith, service and leadership, and engages them in achieving academic excellence in a college preparatory environment.  The mission and values of Seton High School, strong academics and a true sense of spirit and sisterhood are why thousands of young women have chosen to become a Seton Saint.


Our strong Catholic faith is intertwined in every aspect of the school. From daily morning prayers, school-wide liturgies, retreats and extracurricular activities, faith formation is the most important part of the Seton experience. Teachers and staff are committed to educating the whole student, and we are proud to have an environment where our students can be empowered by their faith. Building a strong faith foundation is imperative for molding the strong, dedicated women of this world.

Academic Excellence

Seton is proud to offer an exceptional academic program that will challenge students to excel both in and out of the classroom. Outside of our highly competitive Honors Program, students are placed in either Honors or College Preparatory classes. They are immersed in a technology-rich environment that prepares them for life beyond high school. Every student participates in ACT Test Prep as a part of their regular studies. Students have the opportunity to choose from 13 Advanced Placement courses (AP), eight of which are offered for early college credit through the University of Cincinnati and the College Credit Plus Program on our very own campus. These courses are taught using the college curriculum that students would receive on a college campus, allowing students to earn up to 59 college credits upon graduation.

With a flexible, modified block schedule, not only do students take challenging academic courses, but every student has additional opportunities to grow as leaders and members of the Seton community. Students take part in leadership formation, speaker series, House Government activities and community service experiences.


All students are expected to take a leadership role in this school – big or small. What’s more is that they exceed expectations each year!

“Students can be leaders in the classroom, on a sports field, in extracurricular clubs and activities, on stage and in their communities,” says Seton High School President Kathy Ciarla. “Seton Saints graduate with skills, confidence and moral grounding to lead the way onto their chosen colleges and career paths. With 12 fine arts programs, 12 varsity sports and more than 30 extracurricular activities, there is no shortage in growth opportunities.”

Seton High School is proud to have embraced a House Government System. Here students are divided into four groups, or Houses, that have approximately the same number of seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen. Within each house, students are a part of mentor groups that develop relationships between students and further foster spirit and sisterhood. Additionally, the houses work together to develop faith, academic, leadership and service opportunities to compete for the Charity Cup, which is awarded to the house that receives the most points throughout the year.


Whether it is as far away as Guatemala or as close as here in Price Hill, Seton students understand the impact they can make by living a life of service. Students and alumnae are known for their willingness to give back to their communities. At Seton there is an emphasis that everyone should live as Christ did – serving and caring for others with various needs throughout this world. Students develop empathy and understanding through more than 60 hours of service which they are required to give during their time at Seton. Service hours are spent in many places, including parishes, non-profit organizations and on mission trips.

Our students are now engaging in technology with service, embracing a program called X2VOL where they are connected to nonprofits throughout the area and are able to learn about, sign up for and track their service hours to see their personal progress.

Set Sail at Seton

Through their four years at Seton, students find that the supportive culture from administration, teachers and staff empowers them to be critical thinkers and leaders. Students discover their strengths, use and develop their unique gifts and talents, and there is a genuine sense of sisterhood and pride. Anchor yourself at Seton and set sail to succeed!

Seton High School is located at 3901 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205. For more information, contact Sarah Cranley Lykins ’02, Seton High School Director of Institutional Advancement, 513.471.2600, or visit

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