Seton Catholic Schools is a fantastic new way of learning – 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 Schools comes in.

As part of a new initiative by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, nine Milwaukee Parental Choice Schools will be developed into an active network that works to strengthen 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.

Seton Catholic Schools will turbocharge this tradition of collaboration that has worked to improve education for the children of Milwaukee County.

Moving into the future, this network seeks to improve student academic performance, access to Catholic education for families of all socio-economic backgrounds, and 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 this vision… 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.

Our Schools

“The mission of schools is to develop a sense of truth, of what is good and beautiful. And this occurs through a rich path made up of many ingredients. This is why there are so many subjects — because development is the results of different elements that act together and stimulate intelligence, knowledge, the emotions, the body, and so on.” – Pope Francis

Welcome to a new kind of Catholic education. Seton Catholic Schools embodies the mission of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and the longstanding tradition of Catholic education throughout the world — and takes it to the next level.

Students in our schools are challenged to grow in their faith and academics. While they may be faced with the challenges of a changing world, they are equipped with the skillset to take them on in stride.

Teachers and staff are stretching the bounds of education and inspiring new student paths through the shared resources, collaboration, and support of Seton Catholic Schools.

The nine Seton Catholic Schools can be found throughout Milwaukee County. In these schools, students will find the individualized learning and personal attention necessary to grow into future leaders. Caring teachers and staff have made it their priority to integrate technology and high standards for academics to prepare students for high school and beyond.

All schools within the Seton Catholic Schools network are accredited schools that participate in both the Milwaukee and Wisconsin Choice Programs. Not all schools participate in both Choice programs; contact your school to learn more about their Choice program.

We invite you to learn more about which Seton Catholic School is right for your family. Tour it. Then enroll your child to experience the full value of a Catholic education.

Choice

Seton Catholic Schools is proud to participate in both the Wisconsin and Milwaukee Parental Choice Programs. We believe that financial limitations should not be a barrier to the ability of parents to provide a values-based Catholic education to their children.

The Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP) began in 1990 to meet the needs of families that wish to send their children to private school but do not have the financial means to do so. The idea of parent choice was expanded in 2013 by the statewide Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP).

These choice programs give parents the opportunity to choose private education for their children regardless of financial circumstances. Both the Wisconsin and Milwaukee Parental Choice Programs allow for low-income families to send their children to private schools tuition-free through a tuition-free voucher program. All Seton schools can provide you with information about student eligibility for the Choice program. Please contact your school regarding their participation in the Choice programs.

Both programs have similar eligibility standards based on family size, income, and residency. The specific facts and figures are available on the Parental Choice Program website. Families who live in the city of Milwaukee should refer to the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP). Families residing in Wisconsin but not in Milwaukee or Racine are eligible for the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP).

Seton Catholic Schools is here to provide help for families interested in these Parental Choice Programs. Those who qualify for Choice can apply directly online through the following webpage: https://apps4.dpi.wi.gov/ChoiceParent. The Seton Catholic School of your choice will help you navigate the registration process.

For additional information, please visit www.chooseyourschoolwi.org or call 414-319-9160.