While I am no longer a staff member (I recently had a baby ) I can say this school is truly a place where I feel everyone is blessed to be a part of parents students teachers and administration. Having worked and student taught at several schools I can say this place is truly one-of-a-kind. The staff members care for this school as if it were an extension of their home. The children are remarkably kind and a delight to teach. The parents care so much about giving to the school...in essence everyone is committed and involved in this school being all that it can be. No place is perfect but if it were it would not be an optimal learning environment. There's always room for growth and this school shows a genuine desire to always improve. What I miss the most the feeling of community and family. I will add that teachers care SO much about giving the best encouraging and strengthening education possible. I loved weekly Mass honoring feast days celebrating holidays children's wax museums and programs and exciting field trips. If we lived closer I would most definitely send my daughter here once she was ready for preschool.
St Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School is a private middle school in Elk Grove. 317 children attend St Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at St Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School is 30:1. Foulks Ranch Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.
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SEAS is an outstanding Catholic School and we are honored to be able to send our children there. The other catholic school our oldest attended was no longer meeting our expectations and we have beyond satisfied with SEAS for the past few years. The SEAS teachers principals and staff have been teaching the students lifelong lessons above and beyond what some other schools can do. These lessons include but are not limited to the highest Christian morals & values essential academic skills & outstanding athletic sportsmanship. The students test scores and readiness for college prep high schools & respected universities proves what a well-run school SEAS really is.
SEAS is an outstanding Catholic School! Our children are taught strong Christian values and their education quality is beyond comparison. 8th grade graduates are more prepared for Catholic High Schools because of the quality education and values that are instilled at SEAS. Unfortunately a small group of "elitist parents" at SEAS believe their tuition entitles them to opinions of how a private school should be run. SEAS is about core Catholic beliefs and quality education. The character of SEAS graduates their academic scores and their preparedness for college preparatory high schools speaks for itself. I am proud to send my children to SEAS.
Sadly St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is not one of the best schools in the Sacramento Diocese. While some of the teachers are committed to educating the whole child the principal is not. She has a personal agenda which does not keep the best interests of the students in mind. Unfortunately after numerous discussions with the two Pastors and acknowledgement from them that the principal does not exhibit good leadership nothing is being done to address the inadequacies of the principal. Until the principal is either coached on her leadership and/ or removed as principal the school will continue to struggle. Look at other schools in the Diocese when choosing a school. You will find better schools for your children ... It won't be at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.
SEAS is one of the very best schools in the entire Diocese - based on test scores preparation of graduates for the rigors of Catholic high school teacher qualifications success at academic and athletic competitions etc. Having been in and around Catholic education for years I can unequivocally state that SEAS is one of the best run schools I have ever seen. This dual-parish school has kind-hearted pastors who are very actively involved in the school. The principal is the most caring compassionate and FORGIVING (which some apparently see as a weakness!?!) leader a parent could ever hope to have! The welfare of the students is always her first concern as well as a focus on Catholicity. She is a very active member of her parish. Having read all of the comments below I find the negative ones very inaccurate. These strike me as coming from parents who should keep in mind the Christian understanding of what working with others is all about things don't always go your way and there are almost always larger concerns than your personal desires and limited perspective to be considered. SEAS is a school based on the PRACTICE of love for God and each other for which I'm thankful.
SEAS is a place of Catholic community where children learn in a safe and nurturing environment. My children are educated spiritually academically and physically. They are constantly encouraged to think of the well-being of others. They are challenged academically to prepare them for rigorous college prep Catholic high schools and prestigious universities. Finally they are exposed to a well-rounded education including music PE and computer technology. Sending my children to SEAS was the best decision that I have ever made. My children are wholesome healthy respectful curious and interested in school. They have told me that SEAS is their home.
As an 8th grader who has attended SEAS since kindergarten I can proudly say that the environment is wonderful and that all the opportunities has really helped me grow spiritually and academically as a child of God. In the younger grades K-5 all students get attention and chances to be challenged. In middle school 6-8 we get to choose electives thatfit our interests. I take Yearbook and Academi Decathalon other classes offered are Art Creative Writing Drama Mad Science Forensic Science Newspaper LAtin and more. The only thing is that our principal lacks the leadership skills to run a smooth school. She doesn't try to enforce any rules(teachers do try though) and she allows handpicked parents to help make decisions she doesn't have a strong faith. When she recieves complaints about teachers and/or students she doesn't do anything about it.
My son attended 1 1/2 years of preschool Kindergarten and now is starting First grade. We could not be happier with the education he is receiving. He not only receives education in academics but also music P.E. and religion. The atmosphere of the school is wonderful! We look forward to all of us gathering for morning assembly. I am looking forward to the many years we have left at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton!
The school is in the dark ages when it comes to diversity. I am Caucasian and I believe diversity is very important in every institution especially in a Catholic school. The academics are somewhat satisfactory. My daughter and son were honor-roll students at SEAS but when they began their freshman year at St. Francis and Jesuit high school they were lacking in certain areas. The Principal has weak leadership skills and allows selected parents to dictate how the school is ran. The school has a very unfriendly artificial and non-christian environment. The only positive thing I have to say is the school has a very nice Priest and a good sports program.
We love our experience so far and do not regret the decision to have our children attend SEAS!
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (SEAS) is a great Catholic School! Both of my girls go to this school and started there since Kindergarten. The school being relatively a new school did go through some growing pains at first but now has evolved into a fine school. The principal teachers and admin staff are the best and genuinely care for the children. Catholicism is the main core value of the school and the academic program prepares the children very well for a succesful educational experience for Catholic High School Parent involvement is HUGE at this school which adds to the school's success.
We started this school with much hope for a wonderful education and practiced religious experiences for our children. It has been anything but. The Principal lacks leadership and is a poor manager. Some of the teachers need to be replaced. Despite MANY complaints about certain teachers to the Principal from a majority of parents nothing changed. This left the students scoring low in math and science. There are lots of parents involved volunteering at the school which is the best part of this school. I wish I could say that at least they are surrounded by a good religious environment but you'd be better off going to another parochial school. My family has children that went to another school because they witnessed our experience.
I as an eighth grader have grown up at the school having started in kindergarten but I am ready to move on. I am ready to take accelerated classes and have a broader choice of cirriculum. I wish we had the same opportunities as public high schools that can afford more teachers and better technology. We are working to build in certain areas but our principal is not skilled in leadership. Sh doesn't know how to enforce rules or how to control exuberant children. With better leadership we could be a fantastic school but at the moment we must work with what we have.
I am honored to have my (now) first grader at SEAS. Last year in Kindergarten he was given a little extra help when his reading wasn't up to par and now he is reading very well. The teacher was very attentive to the children and was quick to inform parents when a child was falling behind. My son and our whole family have been welcomed into the school and we are enjoying every minute of it. We can't wait for our daughter to attend in a few years. Parent participation is the key!
St. Elizabeth is an excellent school. I particularly like the small school environment where you know all the families. Parents are very involved. The teachers are dedicated and the new principal is very kind and working very hard. This school is still going through some changes but it is on the right track and getting better each year. The middle school program is evolving and the children enjoy the elective program. It is certainly one of the best schools in Elk Grove and has the safest middle school!
Overall the school seems appealing but after spending years at the school and now seeing our older students prepare for high school we have come to the reality that the upper grade curriculum lacks in technology and science. The school introduced an electives program to the upper grades this year which has turned out to be an absolute mess. The principal keeps trying to make things happen but she does not have adequate leadership skills and cannot even enforce simple things such as the dress code. I believe part of the problem is that the school is run by an overbearing priest who has put in place people that will only answer yes to him (at the principal and advisory committee level) rather than people who actually can make a difference.
i liked this school but i would not recommend it to a student looking for a wonderful environment as for the student. the teachers are fine but i dont really care for the style of teaching. on the upside there is a lot of great help and participation from the parents! i was part of many events and was happy to be with everyone. the disipline is great but sometimes a little too much. overall i pick this school as average but not high. i assume in the future that it will grow to be much better.
Excellent school.Teachers are fantastic.Children know good values.My kindergartner was reading before she ended the program. My fourth grader at the time from a previous school was receiving bad grades but is now receiving strong grades from the help of extra in school tutoring.Parent involvement is high I also involve myself.Great school will recommend to all my friends.
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