St. Elizabeth Seton Elementary and Junior High School
St. Elizabeth Seton School Mission Statement:
The operation of St. Elizabeth Seton is founded on a belief in the dignity and personal worth of all its students. Furthermore, it is our belief that in cooperation with our students, parents and community, we must provide a Christ-Centered educational environment that is committed to educating each child intellectually, spiritually, socially, emotionally and physically by providing a variety of experiences as a foundation for learning. We make every effort to work in close partnership with parents and the parish in order to assist our students in their development.
The Staff at St. Elizabeth Seton School are committed to educating each child intellectually, spiritually, socially, emotionally and physically by providing a variety of experiences as a foundation for learning. We make every effort to work in close partnership with parents and the parish in order to assist our students in their development. To this end, we work to provide a safe, nurturing, joyful, caring environment where all of our students can grow to their fullest potential.
St. Elizabeth Seton School is happy to work in partnership with St. John Bosco Parish and other schools in our St. Elizabeth Seton Family to support parents and children in preparing for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion. Sacramental Sessions are offered in the fall, winter and spring in order to accommodate the busy schedules of families in our school community. The Sacramental Program involves:
- Parents registering their children for the sacraments through the parish.
- Parents and children taking part in classes at the Church. All sessions are conducted by Father Romano.
- Parents and children reviewing assigned sections of the study guides at home prior to the parish-based sessions.
- Children receiving the Sacrament of First Communion as a group with classmates from school at a designated mass.
- Please note submit a copy of the child's baptismal certificate with your child's registrations.
All of the Schools in the Edmonton Catholic School District use a Religious Education Program that is prescribed by our Alberta Bishops and provided through the National Office for Religious Education in Ottawa. The Program ranges from Kindergarten to Grade Twelve, and offers students with an overview of our Catholic faith as well as grade specific themes.
Our School Namesake: St. Elizabeth Seton
Our school is named after Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, who in 1809 established Saint Joseph's Academy dedicated to the education of Catholic girls.
In addition, Elizabeth established a religious community dedicated to the care of the children of the poor. She became known as Mother Seton.