Living as a Seton Community
The mission of Seton Catholic School is the religious and academic formation of students in preparation for their lives as productive Catholic adults.
Statement of Philosophy
Seton Catholic School is a Catholic Christian community dedicated to a total educational program. We believe that every facet of life is important: spiritual, physical, intellectual and emotional. We strive to instill Christian values so that each student becomes a force of good in God's world. Concurrently, our educational program leads, encourages and aids each student to develop his/her intellect to its full potential. We respect the unique attributes of each student. Thus, by providing the atmosphere of living and learning in the light of faith, we encourage each individual to become a whole person - his/her own person.
Seton Catholic School will continue to be a school of excellence with a strong focus on its Catholic identity and academic distinction.
Our school will provide superior academic preparation through a challenging curriculum, while promoting the ongoing formation and spiritual growth of the next generation of Catholic leaders to live the Gospel and to meet their full potential in preparation for a life of service in society. Seton School will actively work to build a solid relationship with the four supporting parishes by encouraging ongoing communication between parishioners and school.
A dedicated and caring faculty will be the hallmark of Seton’s academic excellence. We will be recognized as a vital, indispensable part of education in the Illinois Quad Cities.
Statement of Goals
To develop an awareness of Christ in self and in others
To develop Christian values and attitudes
To increase the knowledge of and respect for the teachings of Christ
To present basic Catholic doctrine
To foster responsibility for one’s actions
To witness our faith through our actions
To worship and pray together
To nurture a faith filled life for everyone involved in and with the school
To build a faith community
To give each child the necessary encouragement and aid to independently attain individual goals
To provide differentiated learning situations in which personal achievement and success are attainable
To strive for a stimulating and challenging educational program that provides for individual needs
To strive for an environment which will enhance the realization of our part in the world community
To provide the educational leadership and the administrative skills to build a faith community through which the total development of each student is promoted
To provide encouragement and understanding to the faculty and students, recognizing each as a unique individual
To strive for harmony with the school community, providing an opportunity for honest, open communication
To aid teachers in providing a total educational program whereby every child is given the opportunity to succeed
To show acceptance and encouragement of each child as a unique individual
To provide for the individual needs of each student
To exemplify Christian principles and attitudes
To maintain professional ethics at all times
To communicate and interact with the adult personnel: faculty, principals, parents, priests and the Seton School Commission on Education
To show a spirit of cooperation within each department and between departments
To continue participation in professional activities and continuing education
To strive to achieve to the fullest of one's ability
To exemplify a concern toward one's self and others
To cooperate with the school laws and regulations
To accept and respect the uniqueness of each person
To assume, according to age level and intellectual capacity, co-responsibility with the faculty for development of individualized programs
To play a supportive role in school activities
To be the primary educators of their children
To cooperate and work in conjunction with the Seton School's faculty, staff and administration
To be active in and supportive of the Seton School Parents' club