FAQS

What grades do you offer?

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton currently offers 3 year Preschool through 8th grade. 

What preschool program is offered?

The 3 year and 4 year old preschool programs are currently 1/2 day intensive programs with an additional 1/2 day available for those who desire their child to have the advantage of attending all day and gaining the additional time of instruction and enrichment. Children can come as early as 7:15 a.m. (breakfast is available ) and have the additional option of staying after 3:15 as late as 6:00 if need be. Additional fees apply for the extended day time.

Please call the office for a tour and availability and or this website under ABOUT and PRESCHOOL APPLICATION for informational pricing and the Inquiry Sheet.

Do students wear uniforms?

Students in K through 8 wear school uniforms, available locally at Desales Catholic Bookstore 210-J West Sunshine St.
Springfield, Missouri 65807and Land's End ( SCRIP cards apply). Consult the handbook for more information.

How much is tuition at SEAS?

Non-Catholic rate is $5,245 per year with no discount.  Registered Catholic Rate (in supporting Parish) for K-8 is $3,980 per student per year. Based on information you submit, you could possibly qualify for a discount of 22%, or 45%. Catholic Rate outside a supporting Parish is $5,245 and the same discounts could apply. The tuition rate changes every year due to cost increases and inflation fluctuation.

Is There a hot lunch program?

SEAS provides a daily hot lunch. Lunch prices are $3.45 and Breakfast is $2.40  Every lunch meal includes a trip to the fresh garden bar.  This program is part of the Federal School Lunch Program. Families may apply for free or reduced lunch and breakfast.  Students also have the availability to add items a la carte at additional costs.  Students must have money on their meal accounts before ordering.  Only checks and cash with name and grade are accepted for meals and a la carte.

What are the school hours?

Office hours are from 7:30 to 3:30. Building is open at 7:15, students gather in cafeteria. At 7:50 students go to classrooms and get ready for the day. Classes are held from 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. All students are expected to be picked up between 3:15 and 3:30 p.m.

Do you have a morning and or afterschool program?

The Springfield Family Y Primetime program is available on site for students, 5 years old and up after school from 3:15 to 6:00 p.m. At this time no YMCA morning program is offered however students are allowed in the cafeteria with an Aide as early as 7:15 a.m. and breakfast is offered until 7:40 a.m. Students pray and say the Pledge of Allegiance at 7:50 am and proceed to their classes. The morning program is free except for the cost of breakfast if you desire.

An extended program for students 3-5 years of age is available in the evenings from 3:15 pm until 6:00 pm for students. These students are housed separate from the YMCA students. They stay in the Preschool room and have their own program. This is available 1-5 days a week for an additional cost.

Does St. Elizabeth Ann Seton have a computer lab?

Yes, SEAS has a stationary computer lab equipped with 30 desktop computers available to all students with teachers instructing using a variety of software. We also have chrome books for students in 3rd-8th grades. Additionally, we have Flip Cameras for student and teacher use, IPADS, SENTEO Response systems, Smart Boards, Projectors and Document Cameras in all classrooms. All computers in the lab have access to the internet and the building is wireless. Grades 4 through 8 receive instruction in keyboarding and in other applications from a certified technology teacher.

 

How often do students attend Mass?

SEAS students attend Mass weekly on Thursday 8:30. Parents are always welcome and invited to bring their children to daily mass offered at 6:30 a.m. and 6:00 pm on Wednesdays. Students and staff also attend Stations of the Cross during Lent and we pray the Rosary during Advent. Additional Mass times are added throughout the year.