So Many Things to Be Proud of...
What’s so great about
St. Elizabeth Seton?
In 1981, St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School opened its doors as a co-educational parish school to serve as an extension of the teaching mission of St. Elizabeth Seton Church. In conjunction with the Education Department of the Diocese of Venice, SES began with just four classrooms and three portables in the fall of 1981.
FROM AN UNWAVERING SET OF VALUES
“The ministry of the school is to provide a quality education where Catholic traditions and values are reinforced and incorporated into all areas of instruction, in an atmosphere of faith, discipline and love.”
It has been said that “Catholic schools do what they do better than anyone else” and we are no exception.
St. Elizabeth Seton School is an extension of the teaching mission of the Catholic Church. The goal of the administration, faculty and staff is to nurture the development of a complete, well-rounded child. To accomplish this goal, the school emphasizes high academic standards and moral values, as well as integration of the Catholic Christian philosophy in all aspects of school life. The curriculum is designed to encourage all students to achieve their spiritual, intellectual and social potential, as well as to understand the relevance of Catholic values in their daily life.
We hold fast to our values.
SES Statement of Objectives:
- To provide students with spiritual, intellectual, social, cultural, physical and emotional support, thereby enabling them to take their place in society as valuable members of the kingdom of God.
- To maintain and environment that stresses academic excellence embracing all intellectual skills and domains of knowledge.
- To develop curricula which will enable students to grow and become mature Christians with a sense of self-worth and accountability.
- To plan and develop service programs for students that will encourage Christian leadership and develop a sense of responsibility to the community.
- To instill in students a desire to learn and apply knowledge and faith in everyday situations, as well as to develop ability to think clearly and critically.
WE HOLD FAST TO OUR VALUES
The mission of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School is to nurture the development of each student to achieve their spiritual, intellectual and social potential.
Catholic values and traditions are incorporated with academic excellence in an atmosphere of faith, discipline and love.
This Rich History of St. Elizabeth Seton
So many things to be proud of… What’s so great about St. Elizabeth Seton School?
The school opened its doors in 1981 as a co-educational parish school. In conjunction with the Education Department of the Diocese of Venice, SES began with just four classrooms and three portables in the fall of 1981. As enrollment grew and finances became available, most of the portables were replaced with permanent classrooms. Today there is one classroom for each grade serving approximately 200 students in grades PK3 through 8.
Over the years the campus expanded to include a media center, computer lab, resource rooms, athletic director office, part-time teacher office, art room, school office, teacher lounge and workroom. A new 13,000 square foot gymnasium was completed in the spring of 2011.
Hurricane Irma dealt a devastating blow to the campus in September 2017. Both the church and the school sustained severe damage, resulting in elementary classes being moved to portable trailers in the spring of 2018. Renovations have been in progress, and the elementary building is in the process of being restored and upgraded with many improvements. It is expected that students will be relocated back to the sparkling new building by the end of the year. An administration building which will connect the elementary and middle school buildings is slated for construction in 2019-2020.
Serving children from all six parishes in Collier County as well as from St. Leo’s parish in Lee County, St. Elizabeth Seton School is in Naples just off Golden Gate Parkway. The principles and standards of the Florida Catholic Conference integrate Catholic faith and values with daily life and learning. These same standards have been applied to the school’s curriculum, ensuring quality programs and justifying the faith that parents and others have placed in our school. We enjoy an excellent reputation in the community as a school that is academically challenging with a strong sense of community, solidly based in the Catholic faith.