Programs & Curriculum

Mother Seton School is fully accredited through AdvancED and follows the curriculum guidelines of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, which meet or exceed national and state standards. Using the archdiocesan STEM model, we integrate science, technology, engineering and math to develop creative problem solvers and inspire interest in STEM vocations.

Pre-K

Primary (K-2)

Intermediate (3-5)

Middle (6-8)

Pre-K Program

Full- and half-day preschool for 4-year-olds

Five days weekly, 8:25 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. (or half-day until 11:15 a.m.)

After School Care program available

Bus transportation available (morning and end of full day)

Specially designed pre-K/kindergarten wing and playground

Our Goals

  • To assist in the holistic growth of each child, to include their intellectual, social, physical, cultural and religious development
  • To introduce pre-reading and pre-math skills
  • To reinforce a broad appreciation that art, music and stories are both fun and part of learning
  • To instill in each child a desire to learn and explore
  • To instill a sense of respect and value that each person is special in the eyes of God
  • To develop the self-esteem of each child
  • To develop a sense of personal responsibility

Our Curriculum

Our preschool program helps cultivate a curiosity and love for learning and a positive attitude toward school while preparing young children for kindergarten.

The program develops an appreciation of God's all-embracing love and provides opportunities for children to deepen their sense of God's presence in self, others and the world. Students enjoy learning letters and phonics, numbers and arithmetic, cultures from around the world, and much, much more! The Prayer Partner program is also a favorite.

Our program includes:

  • Daily circle time for the calendar, weather and stories
  • Math and language arts skills in small groups
  • Art, music, religion and social studies projects
  • Outdoor recess and indoor playtime
  • Prayer Partner activities and events throughout the year with fifth-grade partners

Major Projects and Programs

  • D Is for Dinosaurs
  • Teddy Bear Picnic
  • Planting Seeds for Earth Day
  • Mother’s Day Celebration
  • Fire Prevention w/Trip to Fire House
  • Explore & More, Gettysburg Trip
  • Leprechaun Hunt
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • 100th Day Activities
  • Pre-K Graduation

Primary Program (K–Grade 2)

Students continue their intellectual, social and religious development through a variety of large- and small-group and individualized learning experiences. Classes are self-contained, with weekly physical education, music, art, technology (grades 1–2) and library classes with specialty teachers. Report cards in the Primary Program reflect standards-based progress rather than letter grades.

 

Explore our academic subject areas for the Primary Unit:

  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Religion & Family Life

 

Technology

Interactive whiteboards and wireless projectors are essential components of all classrooms. Through weekly classes with our technology teacher in our computer lab, students in grades 1–2 learn how to use common applications, use the internet safely and effectively for research and learning, and improve their typing skills.

 

Major Projects and Programs

  • Kindergarten Town (students create their own buildings for the town)
  • Renfrew Institute for Cultural & Environmental Studies EarthSeekers Program (multiple field trips to Renfrew)
  • The Body Project
  • Mother’s Day Luncheon
  • 100th Day
  • 1 & 2 Seton Shrine Trip to St. Elizabeth Seton’s Original Schoolhouse
  • 1 & 2 School House Chicks (integrated biology, math and writing project centered on raising chicks in the classroom)
  • 1 & 2 Great Frederick Fair Trip
  • 1st Singing the National Anthem at a Frederick Keys Game
  • 2nd Butterfly Life Cycle (using our Monarch Butterfly Waystation)
  • 2nd Family Mass at the Basilica of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
  • 2nd Building Leprechaun Traps

 

After School Care program available.

 

Intermediate Program (Grades 3–5)

As students move into third grade, they transition from a standards-based progress report card to a letter-grade report card. Classes are self-contained, with weekly physical education, music, art and library classes with specialty teachers.

 

Explore our academic subject areas for the Intermediate Unit:

  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Religion & Family Life

 

Technology

Interactive whiteboards and wireless projectors are essential components of all classrooms. Through our mobile laptop lab, students use laptops and Chromebooks in various subjects, allowing for a 1:1 technology experience. Weekly classes with our technology teacher in our computer lab help students learn how to use common applications, use the internet safely and effectively for research and learning, and improve their typing skills.

 

Major Projects and Programs

  • 3–5 We Do Education Lego Program
  • 3–5 STEM/Science Fair (optional for grades 3-4)
  • 3rd Biography Parade
  • 3rd Show & Tell
  • 3rd Thanksgiving Feast
  • 4th MD County Brochure Project
  • 4th Map Project
  • 4th Lifesavers of the Chesapeake Bay Program at Renfrew Institute for Cultural & Environmental Studies
  • 5th Planet and Geology Projects
  • 5th Presidential Reports
  • 5th Trip to Mud College Schoolhouse
  • 5th Trip to U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center

 

Extracurriculars

  • Seton Scribblers Young Writers Group (grades 3–5)
  • Science-Engineering-Technology Club (grade 4)
  • Instrumental Music & Band (grades 4–5)
  • Chorus (grades 4–5)

 

After School Care program available.

 

Middle School Program (Grades 6-8)

Middle school students move to a more independent style of learning. Students are expected to be independent, inquisitive learners who take responsibility for their academic progress. Students exchange classes for each subject, including weekly physical education, music, art classes.

Explore our academic subject areas for the Middle School:

  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish
  • Religion & Family Life

 

Technology

Interactive whiteboards and wireless projectors are essential components of all classrooms. Through our mobile laptop lab, students use laptops and Chromebooks in various subjects, allowing for an integrated 1:1 technology experience.

 

Major Projects and Programs

  • 6–8 Trip to Maryland Theatre, Hagerstown
  • 6–8 Study Skills for Success
  • 6–8 Leadership Development Program
  • 6th Building and Testing Earthquake Houses
  • 6th Building and Testing Rockets
  • 6th Trip to Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve
  • 6th Greek City States Olympic Reenactment Project
  • 6th Pharaoh and Mummy Newspaper Projects

 

  • 7th Trout in the Classroom
  • 7th Creation of African Newspaper
  • 7th European/Asian Mystery Box Project
  • 7th Canadian Province and South American Research Projects

 

  • 8th Civil War Research Project
  • 8th Egg Drop Acceleration Project
  • 8th Trip to Hershey Park
  • 8th Trip to Museum of Industry, Baltimore
  • 8th Jr. Achievement Finance Park Program
  • 8th Mindstorm Education Lego Program (to study motion and force)
  • 8th WWI Research Paper
  • 8th Inventor Brochure and Power Point Presentation
  • 8th Muckraker Research Project

 

Extracurriculars

  • Science Club
  • Engineering Club
  • Math Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Healthy Eating Club
  • Concert Band
  • Chorus
  • Art Angels
  • Yearbook
  • Vincentian Marian Youth
  • Student Council

 

After School Care program available.

 

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Primary Program (K–Grade 2)

Intermediate Program (Grades 3–5)

As students move into third grade, they transition from a standards-based progress report card to a letter-grade report card. Classes are self-contained, with weekly physical education, music, art and library classes with specialty teachers.

 

Explore our academic subject areas for the Intermediate Unit:

  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Religion & Family Life

 

Technology

Interactive whiteboards and wireless projectors are essential components of all classrooms. Through our mobile laptop lab, students use laptops and Chromebooks in various subjects, allowing for a 1:1 technology experience. Weekly classes with our technology teacher in our computer lab help students learn how to use common applications, use the internet safely and effectively for research and learning, and improve their typing skills.

 

Major Projects and Programs

  • 3–5 We Do Education Lego Program
  • 3–5 STEM/Science Fair (optional for grades 3-4)
  • 3rd Biography Parade
  • 3rd Show & Tell
  • 3rd Thanksgiving Feast
  • 4th MD County Brochure Project
  • 4th Map Project
  • 4th Lifesavers of the Chesapeake Bay Program at Renfrew Institute for Cultural & Environmental Studies
  • 5th Planet and Geology Projects
  • 5th Presidential Reports
  • 5th Trip to Mud College Schoolhouse
  • 5th Trip to U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center

 

Extracurriculars

  • Seton Scribblers Young Writers Group (grades 3–5)
  • Science-Engineering-Technology Club (grade 4)
  • Instrumental Music & Band (grades 4–5)
  • Chorus (grades 4–5)

 

After School Care program available.

 

Middle School Program (Grades 6-8)