Parent & Student Messages

Seton leadership and service scholarship applications are now being accepted for current freshmen, sophomores and juniors for the 2021-2022 school year. The nomination and application deadline is November 13. Applications should be sent to Lisa Luebbe at luebbel@setoncincinnati.org. These scholarships are offered specifically for students that do not receive financial aid or any other scholarships (as verified by Seton). All scholarship details for current students are listed below.


The FACTS financial aid application (including the $30 application fee and all documentation) for the 2021-2022 school year must be completed by November 13. Families will be notified of an award for current Seton students in February 2021. Click here to access the FACTS page.

Complete Scholarship Information can be found HERE.

National Merit Semifinalist

Congratulations to senior Grace Villing who has been named as a 2021 National Merit Semifinalist! This honor is achieved by less than 1% of U.S. high school seniors. We are so proud of Grace for this amazing accomplishment!

 

Dear Heavenly Father,

On this day we remember September 11, 2001. Please bring comfort and peace to those who lost loved ones and to all who were affected by the events of this day. We also pray for the many brave men and women who courageously worked day and night to help rescue the lost and bring aid to the wounded, and to those who continue to serve today. Lord, wrap your loving arms around our nation as we heal, and empower us to always treat others with compassion, kindness and respect.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, pray for us. Amen. 

Dear Alumnae, Parents and Friends of Seton,

Never have we been so excited to welcome the students to a new school year!  Although the year may look a little different, this virus cannot change our core!  We are committed to providing our students with an exceptional Catholic education rooted in the values and traditions of the Sisters of Charity.    

The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff remain our priority.  We have put several layers of protection in place so we can have a productive and successful school year.  In addition to wearing masks, social distancing, electronic temperature checks, hand washing often, one-way stairwells and staggered lunch and dismissal times, we have received a gift to add yet another layer of protection for our students and staff utilizing Plasma Air Units. These state-of-the-art devices have been installed throughout the campus including all classroom VRF units. Utilizing bipolar ionization, the Plasma Air HVAC devices safely and effectively reduce bacteria, viruses, allergens, volatile organic compound and particulate matter. We are grateful to the anonymous donor for this generous gift allowing us to provide additional layers of protection for our students, faculty and staff.

And while we spent the vast majority of the summer preparing for this school year, construction crews were on campus renovating the auditorium and gymnasium. The auditorium received major aesthetic and technology updates including stage and house lighting equipped with LED and color-changing lights, stage rigging such as backdrops, flys and a vibrant, green house curtain, flexible and professional presentation tools including a projector and projection screen, new carpet, wall-coverings and paint as well as updated aisle and seat lighting. In addition to these amazing upgrades, we have acquired an online streaming system to utilize among the student body and mentor groups for use during assemblies and performances that includes a professional camera and audio connectivity.

The gym floor was redesigned, repainted and completed with a wax coating. There were also several repairs made to the roof for an enhanced weather-proof finish. Our students and staff will greatly benefit from all of these upgrades around campus. Thank you for all of your prayers and generous support. We are grateful to all the donors of Seton 360!

As we complete the second week of school, students are working diligently in the classrooms, fall sports teams are doing very well, students are engaged in club and extracurricular activities and seniors are starting the college selection process! We continue to be inspired by the students and grateful to the faculty and staff for adapting and working so hard to fulfill our mission of excellence in Catholic education.

We know these are challenging times and the unknown can be stressful.  We ask God to bless us with grace, courage and a positive attitude as we deal with obstacles and situations never before encountered.  We ask for your prayers, support and respect and we place our faith in our Lord to see us through this school year.  And the words of our patroness inspire us: “Meet your Grace.  Do your best and leave the rest to God.”

Gratefully,

Kathy Allen Ciarla ’87            Karen Klug White ’92
President                               Principal

Welcome Back, Saints!

Last week we welcomed back our Saints for the first day of school! It is been wonderful to see students back in the building SHINING at SETON! Thank you to the administration, faculty and staff for all of their hard work in helping to make this school year as safe as possible.

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Alumnae Super Saint Scholarship Fund

Thanks to all our awesome Seton alums who have donated to the Alumnae Super Saint Scholarship Fund and received their NEW alumnae rain jacket and umbrella! Donate TODAY to get this year’s exclusive items.

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Plan Your Shadow Visit

Learn how your Future Saint will join a current student to experience a day at Seton High School AND learn a bit about the activities she could participate in during her high school career.

Schedule Your Shadow Visit

 

Canonization Day

Join us in prayer on Monday, September 14 which is the Canonization of our patroness and founder of Catholic education, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.

 

The Grove

Students and teachers have been utilizing The Grove, our beautiful courtyard, to safely distance during class and lunch periods. In addition to areas outside and around campus, the Chapel is reserved as a mask-free zone for those who need a few minutes to sit, pray and spend some quiet time in front of the Blessed Sacrament.  

 Join us for Girls Night In

It’s time to put a little more "social" into your "social distancing."  Join us for a Girls’ Night In - a virtual opportunity to celebrate the Seton Sisterhood... 2020 style!

Girls’ Night In Information

 

 

Class of 2021

The Seniors started a new tradition and decorated their parking spot with chalk in the garage before the first day of school! It was a creative, fun and safe activity for the class to participate in to get excited for their senior year!

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Plasma Filter Installation

We are grateful to have received a gift that allows us to add another layer of protection for our students and staff. Plasma Air Units were installed in every classroom, office and common area. Utilizing bipolar ionization, the Plasma Air HVAC devices safely and effectively reduce bacteria, viruses, allergens, volatile organic compound and particulate matter. We are very grateful to this donor and are blessed to add this extra layer of protection to our building!

Coffee and Conversation

Eighth grade parents, join us to learn more about Seton’s academics and technology as well as the application, financial aid and scholarship process.

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Division I Commitments

Congratulations to junior Tessa Jones, who recently announced her commitment to continue her academic and volleyball career at the University of Mississippi, and senior Maddy Hensler, who committed to continue her academic and swimming career at the University of Cincinnati!  They join several other Saints who have committed to continue their athletic careers in college. Way to go, ladies! We are so proud of you!

Big/Little Sis Picnic

It may have looked a little different this year but we had a beautiful day for Freshman Orientation and the Big/Little Sis Picnic! Thanks to our awesome seniors for helping our freshmen to have an amazing first day! We are so ready to SHINE this year at Seton!

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St. Nick Surprise

Making a list and checking it twice! St. Nick is making a special stop at Seton! Surprise your daughter or donate a gift this year!

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Spirit Shop Hours

Get your spirit wear, school uniform shirts and sweatshirts!

*Occupancy inside the store will be limited. We will be complying with the state orders for everyone to wear a mask and to social distance. All surfaces will be cleaned and hand sanitizer will be available. If you need special assistance, please email sunderhausm@setoncincinnati.org to set up a private appointment.

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Thirty-One Women

Welcome to our Thirty-One Women, Class of 2024 recipient, Alyssa Meyer. We are looking for sponsors to join our Thirty-One Women, Class of 2025. Thank you to all those who have supported past classes of this unique and wonderful scholarship program! Learn more about how to become one of our Class of 2025 sponsors.

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Be Our Champion. Donate to Seton’s Annual Fund today!

Seton’s Annual Fund Drive champions the development of our young women, helping them reach new heights. Our students receive a well-rounded Catholic education, focused on Faith, Academics, Leadership and Service, and it is rooted in the values and traditions of the Sisters of Charity. Your gift to the Annual Fund Drive helps lower the cost of tuition and provide exceptional opportunities for our students. Consider donating TODAY!

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Dear Parents and Students,

Last week, Governor Mike DeWine put a new health order in place that requires schools to have a system in place for reporting positive COVID-19 cases. Once the school year begins, if your daughter is diagnosed with COVID-19, please contact our school nurse, Lynn Emmett directly at 557-7411. Lynn will then take all of the needed information from you as she is then required to contact our local health department. Lynn is in the building Monday through Friday. Your daughter may not return to school until she has been cleared by the health department.

In addition, schools will be required to report the number of positive cases when they occur. Per the Governor’s health order, this information will be posted on our website and parents will be notified via email and/or text message.

As always, the health and safety of our students and staff are a top priority. Thank you for your continued support of Seton and we look forward to welcoming your daughters next week!

Sincerely,

Kathy Allen Ciarla ’87 and Karen Klug White ’92

Dear Parents and Students,

We wanted to share with you some technology updates to ensure that you are able to access both our electronic lunch system and NetClassroom.

PaySchools Lunch System

AVI will once again be the food service provider at Seton and will offer hot lunches, Cincinnati Favorites and Grab-and-Go options. They are following all COVID-19 food service regulations and menus will be posted on our website. Students may also pack their lunches.

Seton offers an online payment system for students’ lunch accounts called PaySchools Central. This secure payment system will help make managing lunch and fee payments easier for parents. You will be able to load money onto your daughter’s account, review purchases and check balance information. If you would like to set up an account for your daughter, please follow the directions below. If you are setting up a new account, you will also need your daughter’s ID number. This can be found on the last page of the printed schedule for freshmen and on the nametags for sophomores, juniors and seniors.

To get started, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Visit our portal through the following link: https://www.setoncincinnati.org/student-life/halo-cafe/
  2. Select the ‘Register’ option from the menu. The portal will guide you through the steps you need to follow to establish your account.
  3. You will be prompted to enter your contact data and a payment method to activate your account.
  4. Once all information is entered, you will receive an email from PaySchools Central with a link to confirm the registration and create your password.
  5. The first time you log in, you will need to indicate which student(s) to attach to your account using the Add/View student tab. Students are already loaded in the Payschools Central system and use the same student ID number for lunch purchases.
  6. ACH and credit card fees will apply; however, Seton’s Business Office will accept checks without additional fees.
  1. If you have questions about the electronic lunch account, please contact Lisa Luebbe at luebbel@setoncincinnati.org.

NetClassroom

NetClassroom is the portal through which you can monitor your daughter’s grades and academic progress.

Recently, NetClassroom changed its security requirement for passwords. All accounts with passwords that do not meet these new requirements will be locked as of Friday, September 4. After that date, you will need to contact the main office in order to have your password reset.

We are asking all families to please update passwords. You can do this by clicking HERE. If you are not prompted to create a new password, it indicates that the password you are currently using already meets the minimum security requirements.

Thank you for your continued support of Seton!

Sincerely,

Kathy Allen Ciarla ’87 and Karen Klug White ‘92

Dear Parents and Students,

We are excited to welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year! Although the year may look different, we have put layers of protection in place so that our students, faculty and staff can have a productive and successful school year. Please read over this information carefully as we want to give you a few directives for the first day of school.

  • First day of school for all students is Wednesday, September 2. It will be a seven bell day with a 2:30 p.m. staggered dismissal. Please refer to the school reopening plan for dismissal times.
  • Doors will not open until 7:00 a.m. Students are required to be in uniform and may enter through the Main Entrance, Commons Entrance and Connector Doors.
  • There will be a temperature scanner at each door. Students must enter with a mask on and stand in front of the scanner to have their temperature read. Doorways will be monitored by staff members.
  • Upon arrival, students may wait in the Commons, Halo Café, library or open classroom when they arrive. Remember to always wear your mask and to follow all social distancing requirements. Mentor Group begins at 7:50 a.m. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to get to your classroom by the time the bell rings at 7:50 a.m.
  • Students are encouraged to use the hand sanitizing stations upon entering the building and to regularly wash their hands throughout the day.
  • Students are required to wear masks at all times except when visiting the chapel, which will be our mask-free zone. As the Blessed Sacrament is present in the Chapel, students are expected to be reflective and quiet when sitting in the Chapel. No visiting with friends or use of cell phones will be allowed.
  • Hallways and stairwells will be marked with the direction that students should walk during change of class.
  • Students will be dismissed in groups for lunch so that those who need to purchase lunch from the Halo Café are able to do so. This will also keep the lunch lines more manageable.
  • In order to accommodate social distancing that is required during lunches, students are divided between the Halo Café, MPR and Commons. Students will get their assigned lunch spot each month from their MG teacher.
  • Students must stay in their assigned area for lunch except to use the restroom or in the case of an appointment with a teacher, advisor or social worker.

Finally, you have your first chance to earn an out of uniform day! We are asking all students to bring in a roll of paper towels to turn in to their Mentor Group teacher on the first day of school. Students may then be out of uniform on Thursday, September 3.

It is important that students comply with all of the safety measures that have been put into place. Parents, please talk to your daughters about the importance of following the guidelines so that we can stay in school and learn together! We feel so blessed to be able to work with your daughters and we are working hard to offer them the safest and best experience possible.

Thank you for your continued support of Seton and enjoy this last week of summer!

Sincerely,

Kathy Allen Ciarla ’87 and Karen Klug White ’92

Dear Class of 2024 and Parents,

We are excited to officially welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year!

Freshman Orientation is scheduled for Tuesday, September 1 from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Students should be dropped off in the Beech Avenue parking lot and enter through the Commons doors. All students will have their temperature checked and are required to wear a mask at all times. Students do not need to wear their uniform or bring their tablets. Be sure to wear your favorite Seton spirit wear along with comfortable close-toed shoes.

You will get the chance to meet your Senior Big Sister during the day, your Mentor Group teacher and other faculty and staff. Each Big Sister will walk her Little Sister through her class schedule in order to help familiarize herself with her daily class route and tour our beautiful campus. All students will be dismissed in the Beech Avenue parking lot by 12:30 p.m.

In addition, you have the chance to earn your first out of uniform day! All students who bring in a roll of paper towels may be out of uniform on Thursday, September 3!

If you have questions, or need assistance, please call the main office at 471-2600. We are looking forward to a great school year!

Dear Students, Parents, Faculty, Staff and Alumnae,

This week OHSAA’s guidelines for fall sports were approved by Governor Mike DeWine. This is great news for our student-athletes who will now have a chance to participate in the sport they love. However, in an effort to keep everyone safe, the guidelines greatly reduce the number of fans permitted to attend the games.

We are working to stream our home fall sports competitions and with YOUR HELP we can make this happen so all our students, families and fans can watch our teams and cheer on the Saints. We are starting with home Volleyball games that begin tomorrow, Saturday August 22.

We are asking everyone to follow these two simple steps to help our Saints:

  1. Click on this link https://m.youtube.com/user/SetonCincy
  2. Hit the “Subscribe” button on the Seton YouTube Channel.

If we get 1,000 plus subscribers we can improve our platform for a better viewing experience for everyone!

Please forward this on to your family and friends who can help our Saints make the most of their season.

We are grateful for your support and ask for your continued prayers as we prepare to begin a new school year!

Go Saints!

 

Dear 8th Grade Parents,

As your daughter begins her 8th grade year, we hope she is ready to rise and shine for her shadow day at Seton High School! We would love to host your daughter for a unique shadow experience at Seton. Our Future Saints will learn about academics and class options, club, leadership and sports opportunities, meet current Saints, faculty and staff, tour our beautiful campus, enjoy a complimentary lunch and a free sample from the Halo Café, as well as receive her own Seton swag!

Due to the circumstances of COVID-19, shadow days have been limited to four in-person options and one virtual option. The shadow dates are:
In-person: Friday, October 2
In-person: Friday, October 9
In-person: Friday, October 16
In-person: Friday, October 23
Virtual:      Friday, October 30

Space is limited and availability is first come, first serve for all shadow days. Registration is required, and additional details and information will be given closer to the shadow dates. Please click this link to register your daughter to shadow at Seton: https://www.setoncincinnati.org/admissions/plan-your-shadow-visit/.

Although this year holds new challenges, the strong Catholic education and spirit of Seton has not changed, and we are adapting like never before! We look forward to seeing your daughter Shine at Seton on her shadow day! If you have any questions, please call Sarah Cranley Lykins at 513-471-2600 ext. 2422 or via email at lykinss@setoncincinnati.org.

*Please note, the safety of our students, faculty, staff and guests is our top priority. Utilizing the guidelines given to us by the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Education and the CDC, we have done extensive research and have worked tirelessly to reopen Seton in the safest manner possible. All recommended guidelines will be followed, including temperature checks, social distancing, wearing masks and hand washing often. Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, we are blessed to also add an extra layer of protection with the state-of-the-art ventilation system Plasma Air Ionization.

*If you are not receiving these email messages please contact Lauren Ulmer, ulmerl@setoncincinnati.org, to be added to our email list.

Dear Students, Parents, Faculty and Staff,

The year 2020 has been one marked by so much uncertainty and change. It seems the more you plan, the more things change! And that is true as we start the new school year.

We originally planned the first day of school for August 13; but we are pushing the date back. Freshman Orientation and Big/Lil Sis Day will be September 1, 2020 and the first day of school for everyone will be September 2, 2020.

We have received a gift to help add another layer of protection for our students and staff utilizing Plasma Air Units. These state-of-the-art devices will be installed throughout the campus including all classroom VRF units. Utilizing bipolar ionization, the Plasma Air HVAC devices safely and effectively reduce bacteria, viruses, allergens, volatile organic compound and particulate matter.

We are grateful to the donor and appreciate your patience as we delay the start of school to install these devices in every classroom, office and common area.

We are NOT changing the schedule on the following school events:

Freshman Tablet Training Sessions – August 5-7, 2020

Faculty/Staff In-Service Days – August 10-11, 2020

Freshman Welcome Nights – August 10-11, 2020

The schedule for the first week of school will be:

Tuesday, September 1: Freshman Orientation and Big/Lil Sis Day 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 2: First Day of School 7 Bell 8:00 a.m. with dismissal starting at 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 3: 4 Bell 8:00 a.m. with dismissal starting at 2:30 p.m.

Out of Uniform Day – all students required to bring in one roll of paper towels

Friday, September 4: 3 Bell 8:00 a.m. with dismissal starting at 1:45 p.m.

(no club or other scheduled meetings)

Please note: We will use the August Dismissal Schedule for the month of September.

We want to thank you for your support and understanding as we make every effort to reopen school and provide our students with an exceptional Catholic education. The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff remain the top priority and we believe this is a good decision to add yet one more layer of protection.

We ask for your prayers as we prepare for the 2020-2021 school year, ever mindful that God is in control.

Sincerely,

Kathy Allen Ciarla ’87
President

Karen Klug White ’92
Principal

Dear Parents and Class of 2024,

This is a reminder that tablet training days are August 5, 6 and 7. Morning session runs 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. and the afternoon session runs from noon to 3:00 p.m. Please arrive no more than 15 minutes before your scheduled session. Students will be in groups of approximately 10 for the training sessions.

Students should be dropped off at the main entrance in the Beech parking lot. All students will need to wear a mask upon entering the building and during the training. At the conclusion of the session, students will leave with their tablet and charger. We encourage students to keep their tablet in a safe place and to spend some time getting familiar with what they will learn during their training.

If you have questions, please contact the main office at 471-2600 and someone will assist you.

We are looking forward to welcoming your daughters to Seton!

Kathy Allen Ciarla ’87
President

Karen Klug White ’92
Principal

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Dear Students, Parents, Faculty and Staff,

Welcome back to the 2020-2021 school year! We are sure it will be another historic year! With the support and prayers of the Seton community, we will continue to work diligently to provide our students with an exceptional Seton experience. We know it will look a little different but our commitment is laser focused. We have been working all summer to make sure the values of our faith combined with an optimal academic program can meet any challenge we face this year. And in the words of our patroness (which we have repeated constantly this summer) we will “Do our Best and Leave the Rest to God” – Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton.

As we reopen Seton High School, the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is paramount. Earlier this summer, we assembled a Reopening Team comprised of the administration, doctors, board members, teachers, parents, school nurse, security team and staff members to review, study and determine the best plan for our 2020-2021 school year.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, “continuing to keep children physically out of school could have long-term detrimental effects on academic progress, mental and emotional well-being and behavior.” The CDC is also recommending students return to in-person instruction and we are confident with the plan we have to move forward to reopen our school.

Utilizing the guidelines given to us by the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Education and the CDC, we have done extensive research and have worked tirelessly to reopen Seton in the safest manner possible. We are blessed to have the physical space on campus to adhere to the social distancing guidelines and the ability to implement all the necessary layers of protection and procedures to reopen our school five days a week with in-person instruction.

We will need everyone’s cooperation as we work through these unprecedented times and provide our students with an exceptional Catholic education. This plan has been approved by the Seton Administration and the Board of Directors. We are grateful to everyone for their incredible work and dedication on this reopening plan.

We understand this is a very challenging time and students and parents may be uncomfortable returning to school. With that in mind, we are also offering a remote learning option for those who do not wish to return to in-person instruction. We respect that this is a very personal choice and are committed to helping each student during this challenging time.

As we have all experienced with COVID-19, this is a fluid situation and subject to change. We will alert you as soon as possible if and when we need to make changes to the daily school schedule and plan. We appreciate your patience and understanding and are truly grateful for all the kind words, emails and support the Seton family has shown us over the past six months. Thank you!

In order to return to school, we need all students and parents to read through the plan and click on the link at the end to fill out the COVID-19 Return Form. This form is due back to Seton by AUGUST 1, 2020.

We continue to pray for an end to this pandemic and for those affected by COVID-19, and we keep all the front line workers in our prayers as well. We ask for your continued prayers as we work through these challenging times.

We are looking forward to welcoming our students back to Seton. We have missed them! Thank you for sharing your daughters with us.

Kathy Allen Ciarla ’87
President

Karen Klug White ’92
Principal

 

View 2020-2021 Reopening Plan Document

COVID-19 Return Form - Due 8/1/2020

 

 

Dear Class of 2024 and Parents,

We are so excited to officially welcome you to the Seton family at the Class of 2024 Freshman Welcome Nights!

We have designed the event to personally welcome you and your parents to the Seton family! You will meet your Mentor Teacher and classmates, receive your official St. Elizabeth Ann Seton pin in the beautiful Seton Chapel and a blessing on your high school experience. We will take photographs of you, your parents and your new classmates to commemorate your first official high school event.

Details of the Event:

  • Using the chart below, please arrive at Seton at your assigned day/time listed for your Mentor Teacher. Recommended attire: dresses, skirts and dress pants.
  • Please park in the Beech Avenue parking lot at the corner of Glenway and Beech Avenues and enter the Main Entrance. Please enter the building promptly at your scheduled time as we cannot accommodate late arrivals.
  • All visitors will have their temperature checked at arrival and masks are required. We ask that you remember to adhere to social distancing.
  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions, no more than two parents per student will be admitted.
  • The Spirit Wear Shop will be open if you need to purchase uniform shirts or other Seton swag.
  • We will finish the event with a few Seton surprises for you! You can plan on being at Seton for about one hour.
  • If you are sick or have a fever, please stay home. If you are unable to attend, email Lauren Ulmer at ulmerl@setoncincinnati.org.

Your safety is extremely important to us and every precaution has been made to keep you safe while celebrating this special night. We appreciate your cooperation.

On behalf of the faculty and staff at Seton, we wish you all the best on your high school days and are grateful and blessed to welcome so many Saints to the Class of 2024!

We can’t wait to watch you Shine At Seton!

Kathy Allen Ciarla ’87
President

Karen Klug White ’92
Principal

 

Dear Parents of the Class of 2024,

In your daughter’s freshman packet, you received a copy of her schedule and important reminders including a reminder about Tablet Training. It is now time to sign up for your session via our online link! To choose your date and time, please click the link below and follow the steps to sign up.

https://pickatime.com/client?ven=11611249&event=349889

If you have questions or you cannot make any of the scheduled dates, please contact the main office at (513) 471-2600 between 8:00 a.m. and noon and someone will assist you.

We cannot wait to welcome your daughter to Seton!

Kathy Allen Ciarla ’87
President

Karen Klug White ’92
Principal