Elizabeth Seton High School

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For the successor to former school in Pittsburgh with the same name, see Seton-La Salle Catholic High School.
Elizabeth Seton High School
5715 Emerson Street
Bladensburg, Maryland, (Prince George's County) 20710
United States
Coordinates 38°56′47″N 76°54′52″W / 38.94639°N 76.91444°W / 38.94639; -76.91444Coordinates: 38°56′47″N 76°54′52″W / 38.94639°N 76.91444°W / 38.94639; -76.91444
Type Private
Motto Light To Know. Grace To Do.
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
(Daughters of Charity)
Established 1959
CEEB code 210273
President Sister Ellen Marie Hagar, D.C.
Principal None
Faculty 37
Teaching staff 49
Grades 912
Gender Girls
Enrollment 570 (2015)
Average class size 18
Student to teacher ratio 13:1
Campus size 24-acre (97,000 m2) campus
Color(s) Red and Black
Slogan "stronger through sisterhood"
Song Elizabeth Seton High School Song
Athletics conference WCAC
Sports 24 athletic teams
Mascot Roadrunner
Team name Roadrunners
Accreditation MSA[1]
Average SAT scores 1480
Newspaper The Roadrunner Review
Yearbook Caritas
Tuition $12,750
Dean of Students Maureen McDonough
Dean of Student Life Ginger Thompson
Dean of Admissions Melissa Davey
Director of Athletics Candy Cage
President Sister Ellen Marie Hagar, D.C.
Dean of Instruction Leanna Burke

Elizabeth Seton High School is a private, all-girls Roman Catholic high school in Bladensburg, Maryland, United States. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington. Elizabeth Seton High School was established on March 15, 1957 and opened with an enrollment of 138 freshmen and a faculty of six Daughters of Charity in September 1959. As early as 1965, the Maryland State Department of Education issued a Certificate of Approval to the school and in 1968 the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools accredited Elizabeth Seton High School.

Elizabeth Seton was named one of ten private schools of distinction by The Washington Post in 2005.[2]


An all-girls school, Elizabeth Seton was founded in 1959. It covers grades 9-12, and has about 650 students.[3]

The school was named in honor of American Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. School colors are scarlet, gold, and white. The mascot is a roadrunner. The school motto is "Light to know, grace to do."[citation needed]


  • Grades 9-12: 570
  • Student/teacher ratio: 13-1
  • Average class size: 16
  • Student/computer ratio: 7.5-1; 1:1 Beginning with the class of 2019
  • Class of 2015: 109


  1. ^ MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Archived from the original on 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2009-07-31. 
  2. ^ http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A11194-2005Mar29.html
  3. ^ "Elizabeth Seton High School". Private Schools Report. Retrieved 2007-10-06. 

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