Our Mission

Nurturing the whole child: mind, body and spirit.


Seton Education Partners expands opportunities for parents in underserved communities to choose an academically excellent, character rich, and—for those who seek it—vibrantly Catholic education for their children.

As a national non-profit, Seton partners with (arch)dioceses and others across the country to implement innovative and sustainable models that bridge the best of Catholic education’s rich tradition of character formation and high academic achievement with new possibilities. The challenges are significant, to be sure, but with an entrepreneurial spirit that embraces innovation, much can and should be done for the benefit of thousands of children in America’s most underserved neighborhoods.

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Three things set Seton apart from other education organizations:

  1. Whole-child Education: In all of Seton’s schools, we provide outstanding classical education that nurtures the mind, body, and soul while honoring the legitimate role of parents as the first educators.
  2. Talent: Our diverse team is comprised of highly effective, principled people who lead with love.
  3. Formation: We offer every family rich virtue formation and joyful Catholic evangelization for their children.

We call these distinguishing features Seton’s “three uniques,” the drivers behind our success.


Our Catholic Identity Anchors Our Core Values

As a Catholic organization, our plans and actions are anchored in the Catholic Church and its cornerstone, Jesus Christ. Recognizing the beauty inherent in the Catholic tradition, we are faithful to and celebrate the Church’s teachings. We strive, with the help of the Holy Spirit, to bring ourselves and others closer to Jesus and His Church in everything we do. When making any critical decision, the most important question we ask is: “What is the right thing to do for our children, families, and Church?”

Our four Core Values guide our work, creating unity of purpose and action at Seton:


We align our actions with our convictions in all we do, and we accept personal responsibility when they don’t—always in a spirit of humility and mercy.

high expectations

We are all capable of excellence, and we expect nothing less from ourselves, our colleagues, and the families and children we serve. In our pursuit of excellence, we overcome setbacks with resilience and hope.


We measure our success by the results we achieve—in partnership with our children, families, and Church. When we fail, we admit our mistakes, learn from them, adapt our actions, and try again until we succeed. We balance this mindset of continuous improvement with the recognition that we are not alone in our work; we must do our part and entrust the rest to God.


As Scripture teaches, we believe it takes many parts to form One Body. Thus, we bring our God-given talents to advance the work of all of Seton, never losing sight of the broader aims of the whole organization. As One Seton, animated by One Spirit, we heed the call to solidarity—recognizing that we live in community and must work in unity for the common good.

Each of our Core Values is rooted in Jesus Christ, His Church, and the Holy Spirit. Each is an expression of our Catholic faith—always refining it, never contradicting it; always in a spirit of humility, not contestation.