Mother Seton Academy

Students at Mother Seton Academy, Baltimore
Students at Mother Seton Academy, Baltimore

The IHM Congregation collaborates with five other religious congregations in sponsoring Mother Seton Academy, a tuition-free middle school for economically deprived children located in a multi-ethnic and multi-racial neighborhood in East Baltimore. The individual attention to student needs, small hands-on classes, hands-on learning experiences, cooperative instruction and an extended day care have resulted in personal development, increased self-esteem and rising standardized test score results for its students.

Mission Statement

Empowered by Gospel values rooted in the tradition of Catholic education, Mother Seton Academy, a tuition-free middle school for urban young men and women, educates in an intercultural environment those with the greatest economic need. Promoting dignity and respect for each person and all of creation, Mother Seton Academy challenges students to realize their God-given talents and become leaders who serve their families, communities, and society.

Enriched by a tradition of selfless effort and heartfelt commitment on the part of the Sponsoring Religious Congregations to the youth of Baltimore, Mother Seton Academy will provide a holistic, intercultural approach to middle school education for an urban population confronted daily with influences that limit their ability to develop their full potential. Mother Set on Academy students will be given the opportunity to develop as women and men who are socially and globally conscious, ready to become productive and morally responsible leaders with vision and purpose for their lives, families and communities.