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Curriculum

Elizabeth Seton High School provides students with a solid academic foundation designed to stimulate intellectual curiosity and a love of learning. Our students are challenged to think critically, to organize their thoughts logically and to express their ideas effectively. Our program is designed for college-bound students who are serious about their academic success.

Programs of Study


Elizabeth Seton offers courses in all of the following educational disciplines:

  • English
  • Science
  • Religious Studies
  • Foreign Languages
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Social Studies
  • Technology
  • Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts

And pre-career programs in:

  • Law
  • LEAD - Learning Engineering and Design
  • Health Science / Pharmacy - Elizabeth Seton's Pharmacy program is full accredited by the Maryland Board of Pharmacy

Graduation Requirements


Elizabeth Seton High School requires students to complete successfully a minimum of 24 credits in order to graduate. During each academic year, students must carry 6.5 or 7 credits. All courses are college-preparatory. Placement into appropriate level courses is made through a coordinated effort that involves the student, her parents, her guidance counselor, and her teacher(s). Incoming freshmen are given placement testing that is used in conjunction with the student's middle school performance profile to ensure appropriate course placement. The following table details the school's minimum graduation requirements for each department:

Religious Studies 4 Social Studies 3
English 4Science 3
Mathematics 3 (4)*Physical Education1
World Languages 2Computer Technology .5
Fine and Performing Arts 1Health .5

* As per the State of Maryland Department of Education, four years of math are required for graduation, beginning with the class of 2018.

During their time at Seton, students will complete service hours, with an emphasis on serving those most in need in our communities. Many service opportunities are sponsored by Seton's Campus Ministry Office. Students may also participate in service opportunities, which they have discovered on their own.

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