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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.

It has been said that “Catholic schools do what they do better than anyone else” and we are no exception.

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 255 students in grades PK3 through 8.

Over the years the physical plant expanded to include a media center, computer lab, school office, resource rooms, athletic director office, part-time teacher office, art room, teacher lounge, and teacher workroom. A new 13,000 square foot gymnasium was completed in the spring of 2011.

St. Elizabeth Seton serves children from all six parishes in Collier County as well as from St. Leo’s parish in Lee County, and is located 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 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.

WE HOLD FAST TO OUR VALUES

Our Mission

The faith community of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School serves families in the southern Lee and Collier County area of the Diocese of Venice. 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. 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. In order to accomplish this goal, the school emphasizes high academic standards and moral values. The curriculum is designed to encourage all students to achieve their spiritual, intellectual, and social potential, as well as understand the relevance of Catholic values in their daily lives.

Statement of Objectives

1. To provide students with spiritual, intellectual, social, cultural, physical and emotional support and guidance, thereby enabling them to take their place in society as valuable members of the kingdom of God.

2. To maintain an environment that stresses academic excellence embracing all intellectual skills and domains of knowledge.

3. To develop curricula which will enable students to grow and become mature Christians with a sense of self-worth and accountability.

4. To plan and develop service programs for students that will encourage Christian leadership and develop a sense of responsibility to the community.

5. To instill in students a desire to learn and apply knowledge and faith in everyday situations. Additionally, to help students develop their ability to think clearly and critically.

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