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A.  HISTORY

 

                In 1975, Josefina V. Suarez, an educator, and her brother-in-law Francisco B. Alido, Sr., a businessman, collaborated to establish a preschool in Bacoor, Cavite. They named the school after Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton, an American saint who established a religious community of teaching sisters and laid the foundation of the Catholic parochial system in America.

 

            The school started with two classes in school year 1975-1976 with 14 pupils in the morning and 20 pupils in the afternoon both handled by Mrs. Suarez. Both families attended to other tasks connected with running a school always mindful of providing quality education for their pupils. 

 

             Every year after its establishment, impressed with the standard of education provided, increasing number of new preschoolers sought admission to the school; meanwhile, the parents of old pupils did not want to transfer their children who were promoted to the higher levels. To address this, additional teachers were hired and levels were added each school year. In 1979, the school opened its doors to the first batch of grade school students. 

 

             During its formative stages, the school had to transfer to four different sites to accommodate its steadily increasing population, until it settled in its permanent location in BF Resort Village, Las Piñas in 1987 which also housed the first batch of high school students. From then on, the school proclaimed its status as a Catholic School with fervent spiritual guidance from the Oblates of Divine Love Community from Rome, paving way for the construction of the school chapel which was blessed by his Eminence Jaime Cardinal Sin and Monsignor Josefino Ramirez of the Archdiocese of Manila.   

 

             After receiving its Level I Accreditation from the Philippine Accrediting Association of School, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) in July 1997, the school management decided to put up another campus to ease the congestion in main campus and to serve the needs of residents farther south. On its 23rd year, the Elizabeth Seton School-South campus at Anabu II-D, Imus Cavite opened its doors to new Setonians.

                    

              At present, committed to its mission of providing quality and excellent education, both campuses have been carefully designed and equipped with state-of-the art and updated facilities  to address the varied multiple intelligences of its students. To enrich the spiritual development of the South campus, a two story chapel was constructed and blessed in 2008 by Bishop Luis Antonio Tagle and Monsignor Josefino Ramirez.

 

            The school also prides itself for its groundbreaking programs such as the Dugtong Buhay (in cooperation with the Philippine National Red Cross) and Entrepreneurship Program (in cooperation with ABS-CBN Bayan Foundation) that addresses the social and practical needs of its community. 

 

                Nowadays, the school enjoys Level II Accreditation from PAASCU for its Main campus, while the South campus eagerly awaits its accreditation.


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