About Seton Catholic Schools
Seton Catholic Schools is about educating our youth for the 21st century – and it’s about to change how the city views Catholic education.
The landscape of Catholic education is evolving. The traditional model of one parish and one school as an insular unit is no longer the sole best way to serve students, both in Milwaukee County and nationwide. Shifting demographics and escalating school-related costs have encouraged schools and parishes to reconsider how to prepare students academically and spiritually for the challenges of high school and life – both here on earth and eternally.
That’s where Seton Catholic elementary schools come in.
As part of a new initiative by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, nine Milwaukee County schools are now collaborating as an active network that is strengthening the educational, community, and faith experiences of students, staff and community members.
Collaboration has a rich history in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. More than twenty years ago, education pioneers in areas like Beaver Dam and Waukesha redefined how we approach Catholic education – both in the classroom and in administrative support. Today, 24 of the 97 Catholic elementary schools in the archdiocese exist due to mergers of previously independent parish schools.
Seton Catholic Schools continues this tradition of collaboration that has worked relentlessly to improve education for the children of Milwaukee County. Moving into the future, this network seeks to improve student academic performance as part of the Seton Approach. It’s a holistic educational model for success.
As participants in the Milwaukee and Wisconsin Parental Choice programs, Catholic education is becoming more accessible for families of all socio-economic backgrounds through Seton Catholic Schools. The network promotes engagement between the school, parish and community.
By strengthening schools, the parishes and neighborhoods will also be strengthened: after all, it is said – it takes a village to raise a child.
The Archdiocese of Milwaukee is committed to a vision of transforming education so families, neighborhoods and the city are better off due to the presence, outreach, and faith-based values of Catholic schools.