St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School was established in 1990 serving students in kindergarten through third grade. There were 85 students enrolled and the program included the basics in academics, religion and specials in music, art, Spanish and physical education. The following year pre-kindergarten, fourth and fifth grades were added with additional participation in extracurricular sports, and academic and fine arts competitions.
With each subsequent year additional classes were added, double tracking was begun, and renovations provided the needed classroom and activity space. The first graduating class completed their elementary education in 1994. In 1996, a new addition was constructed housing a library and computer lab. That same year, the Annex was converted into the Middle School. Double tracking was completed in the fall of 1998. In 2008, a new wing was added that included a gymnasium and weight room, state of the art science laboratory, and classrooms for music, Spanish and band. In addition, a teacher workroom was added. Part of the first floor of the new wing is underground and serves as a safe room for our students in the event of a tornado or dangerous weather.
Over the years, the library has become fully automated. The computer lab is equipped with a smart board and classroom set of computers. Laptop, Netbook and iPad carts are available and utilized in different classes during the school day. All of the classrooms are equipped with interactive white boards, digital computer projectors, and portable voice amplifier systems.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School joined the Catholic Grade School Athletic Association in 1990 and is an ongoing, active member. Students participate in volleyball, soccer, basketball archery, and spring track meets. School teams are coached by volunteer parents in grade school and when available non-parent coaches for middle school sports all under the guidance and policies established by the Athletic Commission founded in 1990.
A band was formed in 1993 with the addition of a jazz band in 2003. We offer Speech and Drama to students in grades Fifth through Eighth grades with evening performances twice a year. In 2004, SEAS was granted a charter from the National Junior Honor Society for students in the middle school. In 2013, many after school enrichment opportunities were added. Throughout the year students participate in numerous academic and athletic challenges and frequently make study trips to many points in the area and throughout Oklahoma. Every year we continue to add enrichment opportunities for our students.
There have been many changes since the school first opened its doors years ago. As the school has grown, its administration and staff have remained dedicated to serving our students and fulfilling the mission statement of the school, “Awakening to the beauty of God by: serving others with love, embracing our differences while seeking academic excellence, all in the spirit of Jesus Christ.” The school continues to maintain its philosophy to prepare each student as an individual, graced by God, to live a faithful, creative, humane and compassionate life and to contribute to the human community.