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Mission: Our Mission: Mother Seton Regional High School is a Catholic school that challenges, empowers and inspires young women to achieve excellence in academics, personal growth and service to others in a nurturing, richly diverse community.

Results: This year we were able to install projectors in many classrooms to add to our SMART BOARDS enhancing our teaching of students with modern technology. The BYOD (Bring your own device program) is an added feature of our school’s academic program. This phase of personal technology allows the students to utilize their personal device to take notes and use electronic textbooks as an added tool for their academic success. This is only one tiny enhancement to our curriculum. Our wish list for enhancement continues to grow. It is only through the generosity of benefactors such as you that new programs are even possible. Please know these young women and the communities of Mother Seton Regional High School pray for all our benefactors in daily prayer and in all our liturgies. Your gift to the Mother Seton Annual Fund gift voices your continued support of Mother Seton and its mission. This loyalty is certainly a true blessing to MSR. It means you are a vital part of providing for: • The present students of MSR • Their hard working parents • The maintenance of classroom equipment and supplies • Some capital improvement to our aging buildings

Target demographics: Our community outreach is to Seniors, low-income families and those who are in a crisis situation such as the families who suffered from the recent severe weather storms.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1. Students of Mother Seton 2. Outreach Programs: a. Low-income families, Children with disabilities and their caretakers

Geographic areas served: School Population The school population consists of 306 girls in grades nine through twelve. The school is diverse, truly regional and multi-ethnic. The student body represents many racial, ethnic, religious and socio-economic groups. Students enroll here from both public and private elementary schools and from 55 municipalities across the state. Approximately 80% of our students are Catholic and 20% are of various other faiths. Forty-one percent of the students reside in urban areas, including Elizabeth, Orange, East Orange, Plainfield, Newark, Irvington, Perth Amboy, and East Orange. The ethnic percentage of our student population is: African American-20%, Asian-14.7%, Caucasian-42.7%, Hispanic-14.7 %, and Multicultural-7.9%.

Programs: 1. Womans' Leadership Program 2. Educational Excellence, College Prep 3. Sports Leagues 4. Community Outreach

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been on the English Department faculty of Mother Seton for a decade--and at colleges and universities in the past.

For fifty years--Mother Seton is celebrating its Golden Anniversary this year--this school has nurtured and inspired young girls to “academic excellence and Seton spirit,” its slogan. The emphasis is on each girl achieving her personal best in classes while she has an extraordinary range of activities, events, sports, and service projects in which to participate or, if she wishes, to lead. Faculty and administration are dedicated, and the entire community is close. Because enrollment is all female, the girls seem to focus on their own achievements, friends, and fun to a greater degree.

Successful results are shown in college admissions (100% of the class has gone to college for several years); college scholarships and aid; successful careers and lives after college; and alumnae who speak warmly of high school memories and send their own children to Mother Seton. This is faith-based education at its demonstrated best.

Mary Anne K.


Rating: 4

Mother Seton Regional High School provides an excellent education to the young women of Union, Southern Essex and Middlesex counties. As we celebrate our 50th Anniversary, I am proud to say that I have been on the faculty for a total of 17 years - from 1979-1988 as a member of the Social Studies Department and from 2004 until the present as the Director of Campus Ministry. The young women I had and have the privilege of serving are not only intelligent, articulate leaders, but are very concerned about others and consistently share their time, talents and resources to help improve the quality of life for people who are in need of assistance. They receive encouragement and support from parents and guardians who want their daughters to achieve to be the best persons they can be and to be able to take their place in a significant way in our society. Sister Mary Anne Katlack, SC

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Rating: 5

Throughout the past 50 years Mother Seton Regional High School has contributed greatly to the surrounding communities in which she serves. This all-girl Catholic educational secondary school provides not only the aforementioned communities but her own students with a dynamic and engaging atmosphere of charity and service. It is a pleasure to see her success continue to grow and enrich the lives of all she encounters. The township of Clark should recognize her achievements with an honorary day of celebration!