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So Many Things to Be Proud of...

About Seton

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:

  1. 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.
  2. To maintain and 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, as well as to develop ability to think clearly and critically.

Our Mission

The mission of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School is to nurture the development of each student to achieve their spiritual, intellectual, physical 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?

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.

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 we have the highest enrollment ever at 305 students in grades PK3 through 8 with two first grade, two seventh grade and two eighth grade classrooms.

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 middle school building was added in 2006 and a 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. Students returned to a renovated building with many upgrades in 2019. Expansion plans are currently in the works as we have added three new portable buildings. Plans to build a new administration building are underway to create needed classroom space, maximize security and beautify the campus. We are #SetonStrong!