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 community 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 a challenging education as well as to assist parents in raising responsible young people. Through the sponsorship of the Daughters of Charity, Seton School is able to keep tuition affordable and within the financial reach of our families. Tuition assistance from various sources also provides help to families who might otherwise not be able to afford a Catholic education for their children.
St. Elizabeth Seton School has an annual average enrollment of 285 students in Preschool-8th grade, and is the only Catholic elementary educational alternative for these low-income communities.
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). Seton School maintains accreditation through regular review of the curriculum and the School Wide Learning Expectations. The curriculum of St. Elizabeth Seton School is aligned with the State of California and Common Core Standards.