Philosophy and Mission

PHILOSOPHY

Mother Seton Regional High School bases its philosophy of education on Christianity according to Roman Catholic doctrine. This philosophy embraces the fundamental truth that each person is uniquely created in God’s image, has a free will, and, as a result, is responsible for his or her actions to God, to self, and to others.

In light of the needs of the diverse student population, the curriculum promotes academic excellence and provides a broad educational background for young women. With our Christian philosophy in mind, Mother Seton Regional High School enables the student to develop her potential as an interested, appreciative, contributing, and responsible member of her community. Each student is offered the means to utilize her individual and varied abilities – spiritual, mental, physical, social and moral – through curricular and co-curricular programs. Focusing on religious and moral principles, a value-oriented program aids in the important task of preparing the student for contemporary Christian lifestyles that embrace family life, higher education, professional development, productive employment and service to her community.

The intent of the administration and faculty is to work together toward continued growth in Christian awareness, in professional development and in cultural enrichment. Our aims are furthered by a teacher-student relationship based upon concern, mutual trust and respect. The teacher enjoys freedom to exercise professional judgment in stimulating the student through relevant and challenging presentation of subject matter.

Recognizing the prior rights of the family and of the Church, the school endeavors to supplement the work of each. In addition, the school provides the student with the opportunity to become aware of the functions of a democratic government and to develop her own leadership potential. Mother Seton Regional High School stresses the duties and rights of each citizen as it fosters an understanding and an acceptance of the worth and integrity of the individual.

Mother Seton Regional High School strives to instill the cultural, ethical and intellectual values upon which our democracy was founded. Our curriculum goals and objectives are designed to be useful to the student and to the community she serves, and to be expressive of the faith she witnesses.

MISSION STATEMENT

Mother Seton Regional High School is a Catholic school that challenges, empowers and inspires young women to achieve excellence in academics, personal growth and service to others in a nurturing, richly diverse community.

In an effort to fulfill this mission, we aspire to instill Gospel values in our students as we encourage them to develop to their full potential.  With our Christian philosophy in mind, the faculty and staff encourage each student to become an interested, appreciative, contributing and responsible member of her community.

We are unique in our ability to build community in a multicultural setting and in our efforts to provide Christian leadership opportunities and academic challenges for our young women.  Focusing on Gospel values, we endeavor to prepare the student for contemporary Christian lifestyles which embrace family life, higher education, professional development, global awareness, productive employment and service to her community.