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Seton Catholic School

Private | PK-6 | 99 students


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Posted October 27, 2009

I am a graduate of Seton and I was so prepared for the real world. My middle school life is very easy because Seton has taught me to stay on top of my homework and studying for tests. I also remember only having one loss as a soccer team and two as a basketball team. I also did alot of the arts and crafts after school and it was great. I love Seton and I miss it so much. I am going to high school next year and I know I will do well because of the great teachers and education. Seton is the best Catholic elementary in Rochester(thats my opnion). My brothers love it and so do I. I still visit there often. The parents are a huge help and are very welcoming. They do Marathon, Blast, Hot Lunches, Lunches, Brown Envelopes, Uniform sales, Coaches, and much more.
—Submitted by a student

Posted June 1, 2009

this school rocks it is the ultimate my kids love it
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 25, 2009

I find the parents more than friendly and it is not elitist in the least- Parents are the core of the school and they give every ounce of themselves to make it a great place! Im very sorry the first respondent found it elitist!!! Your day is only as good as you make it
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Posted November 2, 2007

Seton is fine academically but the parents are elitist and it is apparent who fits in and who does not. This is a sad statement for a 'Catholic' school and I regret having to take our children out. Sr. Kay was a great leader.
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Posted November 3, 2005

Seton is a fantastic school! Excellent music, art, computer and phys ed programs. Extracurricular activities include sports, art class, spanish club, chess, girl/boy scouts...not lacking in any area.
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Posted February 25, 2005

This school is quite possibly the best elementary school in Rochester. It provides kids with a safe, loving envirnment that nurtures the soul as well as the mind. The acedemic programs are on par with the best schools, Eastman school teachers teach music, great basketball program, and soccer. They have chess clubs as well as arts and crafts afterschool. All parent involvment activities are standing room only.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 52%
Asian 3% N/A
Black 3% 21%
Hispanic 3% 21%
Two or more races 1% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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  • Martin L. Swenson
  • Coed
  • Roman catholic
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165 Rhinecliff Drive
Rochester, NY 14618
Phone: (585) 473-6604


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