Welcome to Seton High School

Welcome to Seton High School
Welcome Letter from the Director

Pope John Paul II taught us that parents are “the first and the most important educators of their own children.” This sums up very well the philosophy of Seton Home Study School.

We are here to assist parents with their educational duties. We help by providing counseling by phone, message boards, fax, and e-mail.

We also provide daily lesson plans, testing services, books, software, videos, online testing, online audio lectures, and other educational materials for Catholic homeschooling.

Schools used to be just another kind of factory. Just as the local car factory took in raw materials and created finished products, so the local school was supposed to take raw materials—children—and put out the finished product of the educated student.

But just as Henry Ford’s Model T came in any color you wanted, as long as you only wanted black, so the factory model of schools could not accommodate the infinite variety of children’s needs and abilities.

That’s where homeschooling comes in.

Homeschooling is education for the 21st century. It is the education that breaks away from the constrictions of the Industrial Age and moves forward into the Information Age. In the Industrial Age, products were mass produced so that everything was the same. In the Information Age, we have the era of “mass customization.” Lots of products can be produced, but each can be tailored to the specific needs of a single user.

That is exactly what homeschooling does—takes the best of what has been thought, written, and discovered, and delivers it in a way that is customized to each student.
Each student learns and succeeds at his or her own rate, rather than being sped up or slowed down by thirty other students in the class.

Homeschooling is the cutting edge of education, but it is not some new fad. It is a method of education that has proved itself, time and time again, for centuries. By any measure, but especially by standardized test scores, homeschooling has shown itself to be the best method of education available today.

We believe that homeschooling with Seton is the best homeschooling there is. Seton has been providing educational services to homeschoolers for nearly thirty years. Seton provides not only lesson plans, but also counseling by phone and e-mail, so you know that you will never be lost in a course without someone to help you. Seton’s counselors for subjects such as math, science, and languages afford you a level of expertise and personal attention you would be hard-pressed to find elsewhere.

High school students have their whole lives—and the whole world—in front of them. You are taking the first step on the road to a great adventure. But traveling alone isn’t easy. On any journey, it’s great to have a guide who knows the way, and who has brought many others safely to their destination. That’s what Seton has done for thousands of students through the years. That’s what Seton can do for you.

We’re headed the same way. Let’s travel together.

Mary Kay Clark
Director, Seton Home Study School

What Others Say

Thomas Keefe, President of University of DallasSeton students are very well rounded. We found that homeschooled children over all are well prepared. Approximately 15% of the incoming freshman class every year are homeschooled students. Of them, Seton are probably the best prepared.

Thomas Keefe, President of University of Dallas

Stephen Minnis, President of Benedictine CollegeI have a lot of personal experience with the Seton students. They are very involved in the college. We find them as leaders. Just yesterday, in fact, I had lunch with Kerin Casey, who is one of our top freshmen from Rhode Island, and you can just tell the formation that she received through the Seton program really carried on here at Benedictine College.That’s exactly the type of person we are excited about.

Stephen Minnis, President of Benedictine College

Tom McFadden, Vice President, Enrollment, Christendom College

Over my many years working in the Admissions Office at Christendom College, I have seen thousands of well-qualified students apply for enrollment at our Catholic liberal arts college. And year after year, the applicants who stand out the most are generally those who are enrolled in the Seton Home Study program. Once enrolled, Seton graduates excel in the academic arena, as well as in their extra-curricular pursuits. Over the past number of years, our top scholars in each graduating class have come from a Seton Home Study background. Seton graduates do very well at Christendom College – it’s an ideal partnership.

Tom McFadden, Vice President, Enrollment, Christendom College

The Hendershott FamilyIn the end, we found Seton Home Study School. It was the highest-rated, most complete Catholic curriculum available in the country, with regional accreditation. Seton helps equip our children with good study habits and discipline, which prepares them for success in college and for life in the world.

The Hendershott Family

agarHomeschooling Johnny and Annie through Seton was one of the best decisions of our life. They are ready to meet the challenges that college will bring them. They are armed with the intellectual knowledge that Seton provided to them in their syllabus every year, but more importantly, they are armed with the spiritual fortitude Seton gave them.

The Agar Family

The Lyons FamilySeton has also given me confidence as a mother and as a high school teacher that my children will be well equipped academically and spiritually to head out into the world. If I fall short in my abilities to help the kids with certain assignments, the Seton staff are always willing to assist the kids with any difficulties.
Thanks to Seton, we’ve been able to continue our family life of faith-filled adventure through God’s creation.

The Lyons Family