Seton Catholic School: Safe, Nurturing School Earns Blue Ribbon Recognition

Seton Catholic School, located in South Lexington, was named a 2012 Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education.

With only 50 schools selected each year, this honor places Seton in the top 15% of schools in the U.S.

Seton is proud of attaining national recognition in its short seven-year existence and attributes its success to the innovative and qualified teaching staff, supportive parents and amazing students who enjoy learning in a peaceful and safe environment.

With math and reading scores that are among the top in the nation, Seton teachers implement a variety of teaching strategies to meet the needs of students.

Seton features literacy groups, flexible math grouping and small class sizes.

Seton students benefit from meaningful implementation of technology for assessment, work productivity, and learning and practicing skills.

All middle school students have their own iPad or laptop.

Middle school students utilize cloud storage, electronic assignment submissions, as well as eTexts and Apps for Education.

Seton’s award-winning arts program includes music, choirs and fine arts beginning in Pre-K, and band beginning in fifth grade.

Starting in the fall of 2013, Seton will implement a new engineering program in grades K-5 called “Engineering is Elementary.”

This initiative is a step toward becoming the first private school with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program in Lexington and the surrounding areas.

Seton encourages innovation, problem solving, cooperative learning and critical thinking skills – especially crucial for the 21st Century workforce. The addition of an engineering curriculum will enhance these skills.

Recognizing that giftedness comes in a variety of ways, students in second to fourth grades who excel in art and music and have a strong work ethic are invited to participate in an Arts Enrichment course.

Middle school students who are identified as gifted in reading or math are eligible to apply for the Curious Minds Academy.

Curious Minds students choose a subject matter to explore and then develop a project that takes them beyond the walls of the classroom.

The PeaceBuilder’s Program and the Peaceful Playground are part of the culture at Seton

Through PeaceBuilder’s, students are taught conflict resolution, compassion, tolerance and forgiveness.

These programs, combined with daily prayer, help to create a safe, faith-filled school where students learn in a caring environment.

The school is currently upgrading security measures by adding video monitoring at all entrances, which remain locked throughout the day.

Info: or call (859) 273-7827 for school and Camp Seton details.