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K-8
Private
Las Vegas, NV
Students enrolled: 481
 

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1807 Pueblo Vista Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89128

(702) 804-8328
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June 05, 2015
The April 14,2015 review has turned out to be true. Our 2 kids ended this year sad because their favorite teachers confirmed they were leaving. Some had been there since before my children started. These were teachers we trusted implicitly. Who can blame them? The reprogramming that was 'sold' to some parents must have been some sales pitch. Frankly we don't see how these people could have been convinced that closing a library, taking away needed aides, increasing class size, making art, music, computers, and gym part time was in the best interest of our children. We know not all agreed with this because some committee members resigned along with the teachers who left. How could the pastor and principal think this was best for our kids? All who left were experienced and licensed. Which we later found out isn't true of every teacher at that school. Who will replace them? Our guess is more unlicensed and inexperienced ones. That is unacceptable considering they charge tuition. We believe the parish only cares about dollars and not children. Therefore we are doing what is best, pulling our kids to put them in a charter school. So glad we saw through the smoke and past the mirrors because our children will be spared from getting a poor education had they remained and gone to middle school here. Many other families are withdrawing as well over these same concerns. We all value education, but St. Elizabeth no longer provides a quality one.

- submitted by a parent

May 08, 2015
We have had our children in SEAS for the last three years. We find the recent reviews to be in line with our experience. We have found no "smoke and mirrors" within this school. Our experience has been just as we expected; great teachers and staff, a principal and assistant principal who are proactive and very open to any concerns parents may have, and a curriculum that best prepares our children for high school (SEAS has the highest acceptance rate for Gorman than any other school). As for the volunteer hours, what is wrong with being involved with your child(ren) at school and church? As for those parents who find themselves too busy to volunteer why not give back to your school monetarily? It is better than taking time for juvenile courts, fines, etc. I would think. Parents these days are too much in the "it's all about me" style of thinking rather than it's all about my child. SEAS is attempting to make parents present in their child's education. To us that is above and beyond. SEAS is still the best bang for the buck.

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April 29, 2015
We're proud to be SEAS parents. Once a SEAS, always a SEAS. "We're " graduating , as our youngest child will now be heading off to high school. "We" , because we're like family . SEAS is like our home for education . Many of our family members have graduated from SEAS. Proud to say , they've all have progressed & have or attending great high schools ( magnet & Bishop Gorman) , & universities. SEAS is not perfect, but again nothing is . Good education is achieved through combined efforts of the educators & family. We've seen staff come & go, but ultimately it was us the parents who were responsible . It was us who guided our children. Education is good as well as the overall attitude & behavior of the children . Yes, there were children who've had behavioral issues, but they've always tried to address them. As for expenses, it's something beyond anyone's control in today's economic climate. Dr.RB has done an excellent job !. I'm just glad for the great work of the SEAS team ! Ultimately, this is all about the children . God Bless !

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April 28, 2015
My daughter is currently finishing up kindergarten at this school. She has not really complained about her teachers or curriculum but I do find that the level of math problems they are doing is not what I had envisioned. My daughter has been in after school tutoring at kumon for the past 2 yrs now and her current math knowledge is just not lining up with the basic shapes recognition which this school has her currently doing. I feel as if seas math for kindergarteners is more for preschool aged children. Another concern of mine is the recent news that changes have been deemed necessary for the upcoming school yr which entails school program cuts, increased classroom size and increased tuition. The parents should've been pre-warned about this before they registered their children for the next school year.

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April 27, 2015
We've had our son at this school for 2 years now in elementary grades. I'm not sure about some of the negative comments, but we've had a good experience with this school. The teachers have been kind even if some are strict (it is a Catholic school), and responsive to questions. The atmosphere is one of respect. The campus is beautiful with excellent security. We attend this parish which is a large one, and there is an active core of parishioners that participate in many activities. The financial situation is published in the weekly church bulletin, and we've never seen any announcements for parish members to party at any casino. We also know the clergy here, and they take the children's faith formation seriously at this school. The curriculum is well rounded and the content is strong. The one concern I have is they have been mandating parents to volunteer for a minimum amount of hours annually. If if you can't do the hours, you pay a fee for those hours. The tuition overall is more affordable compared to other private schools in town. Overall, we've been happy with this school in its academics, activities it has to offer, and overall atmosphere.

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April 14, 2015
They say you get what you pay for, but at SEAS it is all smoke and mirrors. Next year (15-16) they are increasing classes to 30 and taking away programs/staff. Did admin mention that when you re-enrolled? I bet they didn t. Also less than half the staff actually have teaching licenses that are current. Staff is regularly reminded that there is a huge deficient at school, but they see money spent at the parish without cause for concern. In 3 years they built the CGS playroom, plan to construct a 2nd, updated Faith Formation offices again, sent the parish for playful prayerful weekends at casinos, installed cameras, took out landscaping then replaced it, wasted a grant on a studio, and more. C'mon parents, wake up and see the truth. Ask specifics about where your tuition money goes. Request test scores (especially 6-8th). Sit back this summer and watch the exodus of more staff. The pastor couldn't be happier to see school employees leave; after all, they take away his faith formation money with their salaries. He wants the school to fail, and your tuition is slowing him down. But believe me, it is just a Band-Aid. No amount of money will return SEAS to its prestigious reputation.

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January 09, 2014
This is a great Catholic school. Curriculum is strong and my child has thrived. Students are very welcoming and courteous to their peers. Teachers and the administration are very professional and caring and make an obvious effort to educate and enrich their students lives. Community is welcoming to new families. Campus is very secure, clean and conducive to a learning environment.

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December 16, 2013
We are relocating to Las Vegas next year and are very interested in this school. I would love to read some recent reviews from current families attending SEAS. Thanks!

- submitted by a community member

February 10, 2013
We moved our son from an out of state Catholic School last school year and had a heartbreaking experience with this school. His teacher had a very negative attitude. Even with his great test scores, he was constantly bombarded with behavior issues with an F in conduct despite being described as respectful and kind by the teacher. He was constantly getting reprimanded with behavior issues such us not flipping to the correct page or unable to follow 1st time instructions. His teacher emphasized that there is no time to be a kid in a 4th grade classroom. The principal did not recommend any assistance to improve the situation but just asked to have our son tested for special needs. My son had very low esteem so we moved him to a public school last Nov. 2012. After we emailed all his teachers and principal that we will be moving our son, we never received a single response from his teacher or principal. We felt that the school did not lift any finger to help our son. We both graduated in a Catholic school so we were surprised with this experience. It is a shame to call this school a Catholic School. Thank God, our son is doing great in his new school and happy with his new teacher.

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January 23, 2013
My child attended St. Elizabeth from K-8th grade. It is a great school! It is a lot harder curriculum than most other Catholic school, a lot of homework, but the kids get a lot out of it and test scores are higher. Middle school teachers are great! My child received excellent education in Math, English, Literature, Science, Social Studies & Religion. They really prepared my child for Bishop Gorman High Scool. Dr RB is a great principle too. Very dedicated teachers & staffs.

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August 05, 2011
My child is getting a challenging education with the Core Knowledge curriculum. All the teachers must be state licensed and most have advanced degrees. Dr. RB has brought in a new wonderful guitar program afterschool and has been a breath of fresh air compared to the old principal who retired. The scores are the highest out of all the Catholic Schools and the campus is beautiful. Technology is up to date at SEAS and 5-8th participate in the laptop program.

- submitted by a community member

September 29, 2010
This is my sons first year here. After hearing him complain, this curriculum is too easy for the first two weeks I am very glad to report that it isn't so easy and he is holding steady A's & B's. Great teachers, very involved with the students and the parents. I have received a couple of calls from a couple of different teachers there, making sure he has what he needs. Rarely have I experienced follow up like this and I love it!! Dr. RB, the principal is hands on, very involved with the students and their classes. It is also a direct feeder school into Bishop Gorman High School, ranked #6 in the nation for education!!

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November 13, 2009
S.E.A.S. Is the best.The teachers are so nice.

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February 21, 2008
My child has attended SEAS for 3 years. SEAS has experienced, licensed staff and a Catholic atmosphere. SEAS Students are challenged and supported in all aspects of their development. SEAS is the only school in Nevada to use the Core Knowledge Curriculum. CK builds on knowledge sequentially, providing a clear outline of content to be learned grade by grade across all subject areas, this is what makes learning meaningful. For example, 1st grade history unit was on Mesopotamia. Simultaneously in Art, she learned about pottery and jewelry of the Sumerians, in Technology she created a 3-D Ziggurat, in English she learned cuneiform, in Math she learned the Babylonian number system. To this day, she has retained incredible amounts of information. It is truly the best curriculum I've ever seen. It is years above CCSD.

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St Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School
1807 Pueblo Vista Drive, Las Vegas, NV  89128
(702) 804-8328
Last modified St Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School is a Private school that serves grades K-8
St Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top