History at Seton

History has always been a favorite course at Seton. Dr. Anne Carroll who founded Seton School in Manassas, Virginia, and her husband, Dr. Warren Carroll, who founded Christendom College in Front Royal, were two avid lovers of history as well as authors of several history books…

Stuck on Seton…Forever!

The first time we heard the word “Homeschooling” was twenty-six years ago in the cry room at church with then 7-month old Mary Beth. I was standing next to another mom with her newborn baby girl. We looked at each other’s babies and both said, “Congratulations!” to each other. Then I commented, “They’ll probably go to school together and become friends.” Then the father said, “Oh, sorry. We are going to be homeschooling.” “Homeschooling?” I said, “What’s THAT?” That was in April 1988. Fast-forward twenty-two years, and that girl was in my daughter’s wedding…

2014 Conferences

VA, Fredericksburg
June 20-21, 2014 (Fri.-Sat.)
IHM National Homeschool & Parent Conference

Composition Assignments and the Importance of Writing Well

Students and parents often call about the composition assignments, asking for advice about what to look for in reviewing a composition. Seton’s English lesson plans give specific guidance on grading compositions, which can be found in the Introduction and first quarter of each lesson plan. We encourage parents to use these guidelines to edit and correct their student’s book reports and other compositions. In the near future, we will be producing a video tutorial for analyzing compositions and improving writing skills. In the meantime, here’s some perspective on writing a good essay…

Schooling in Four Seasons with Seton

This past February, our daughter Katie married her fellow Christendom graduate, Peter Spiering. It was one of those joyful rest stops on our family’s journey of life. In the whirlwind of such a milestone day, you just have to pause and take it all in; as you’ve heard, and maybe said yourself, “Children grow up too fast.”…

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton on Her First Confession

The words of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton on the day of her first Confession are very appropriate: “How awful are those words of unloosing after a thirty years’ bondage! I felt as if my chains fell, as those of St. Peter at the touch of the Divine Messenger. My God! What new scenes for my soul!”

High School at Seton Home Study: Your Bridge to the Future

Let’s face it. Once you start high school, you are not a child anymore. But you’re not quite an adult either. You are journeying to adulthood, but are not there yet. There are still narrows to ford, rivers to cross, and possibly some whitewater to traverse. For those of you looking across the canyon to college on the other side, getting there might seem a bit daunting. Fortunately, Seton is here as a bridge between you and college…

Life as a Child of Seton

I live in Front Royal, Virginia, hometown of Seton Home Study School. Later this month, I will turn nineteen. I have been a Seton student all my life, and every one of my six siblings has used the Seton program. In May of 2013, I had the great joy and honor of graduating from Seton. It was such a wonderful feeling to finish one chapter of my life and look forward to starting a new chapter when I attend Christendom College this fall…

Seton Home Study School 2013 Conferences

GA, Atlanta—April 12-13, 2013 (Fri.-Sat.)
IHM Georgia Homeschool & Parent Conference

Gwinnett Center
6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097
Fri.: 2 pm – 8 pm, Sat.: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Info: 540-636-1946

Seton Home Study School 2013 Conferences

LA, Covington—March 23, 2013 (Sat.)
Roman Catholic Homeschool Association of Louisiana “Catholic Homeschooling: A Way of Life”

St. Peter’s Catholic Church (St. Mary’s Hall)
125 E. 19th Avenue, Covington, LA 70433
After 8:30 am Mass – 5 pm
Info: Beth at 985-796-1274 or 504-220-4626
beth@montelepre.com or rchalinfo@rchal.org