Based on the foundation and heritage of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, we are an academic community of faith that strives to form the hearts, minds, bodies, and souls of our students in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the living tradition of the Catholic Church.
A History Built on Faith
Two hundred years ago, Elizabeth Ann Seton founded St. Joseph’s Academy and Free School, the first Catholic School for girls staffed by the Sisters of Charity. A widow, Seton struggled through difficult years, converted to Catholicism and devoted her life to caring for the children of the poor. Dedicated to following the will of God, Seton had a deep devotion to the Eucharist, Sacred Scripture, and the Virgin Mary. In 1975 she became the first native-born United States citizen to be canonized and is now widely considered the patron saint of Catholic schools.
A wife, mother, widow, convert, educator and spiritual leader, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s vision and legacy are alive today at her namesake school in Elk Grove, California.
Founded in 1999, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is Elk Grove’s only Catholic School. Our school provides a faith-filled environment as well as a rigorous academic program in our preschool, elementary and middle school.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School is an educational ministry of the faith communities of Good Shepherd, St. Joseph and St. Maria Goretti Parishes of Elk Grove. It exists to support parents, the primary educators of their children, in their efforts to build and an academic and spiritual community and pass on the values, traditions, and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. St. Elizabeth’s focuses on the total development of the child within a faith‐filled community.
We base our philosophy of education on the life of Jesus Christ. We partner with parents, the primary educators, in the care and formation of their children. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School creates a nurturing environment where each student is given the opportunity to grow in faith, knowledge, and character within a Catholic community.
We recognize the individuality of each student. We set high standards for all learners, facilitate academic development, and encourage students to strive for their personal best. As Catholic educators, we foster a desire for life-long learning and the achievement of excellence. St. Elizabeth’s instills integrity, self‐worth, and the dignity of all individual and an acceptance of others. As Catholic educators, we prepare our students to be Christian witnesses and to actively live their faith.
Our School Prayer
Recited as a school family each school day during morning assembly.
With God’s help,
I will act in such a way that I will be proud of myself
And others will be proud of me, too.
As long as I do my best today
I cannot fail.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton – Pray for us!
WASC: Western Association of Schools and Colleges
WCEA: Western Catholic Educational Association