St. Elizabeth Seton School is a Catholic elementary school that has served East Palo Alto and neighboring at-risk communities since 1978.
Although the campus is nestled in a safe and tranquil part of Palo Alto, students come almost exclusively from East Palo Alto, east Menlo Park and surrounding underserved neighborhoods. It is Seton’s mission to help these children realize their potential through education and to assist parents in raising good people and good citizens regardless of a family’s ability to pay tuition.
St. Elizabeth Seton School has an annual average enrollment of 275 students in Kindergarten-8th grade, and is the only Catholic elementary educational alternative for these low-income communities. Seton School’s devotion to breaking the cycle of poverty is illustrated by the dedicated people who creatively care for the educational, emotional, spiritual and social needs of its students.
St. Elizabeth Seton School welcomes students, faculty and staff of all faiths. It admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational or admission policies, or scholarships or other school administered programs.
St. Elizabeth Seton School is fully accredited through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA). This is a full six year accreditation that is valid until June of 2014. Seton School maintains accreditation through regular review of the curriculum and the School Wide Learning Expectations. The educational standards of St. Elizabeth Seton School are aligned with the California State Standards as well as the standards for the Diocese of San Jose.