Seton Education Partners

About Seton Education Partners


Co-founded in 2009 by KIPP pioneer Scott W. Hamilton and Teach for America alumna Stephanie Saroki de García, Seton Education Partners is a response to the dramatic decline of urban Catholic schools in America, which have served the economically disadvantaged so well for decades. In 2013, amidst the shuttering of 60+ urban Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York, Seton launched a network of tuition free schools with opportunities for Catholic catechesis in New York City, and which has since expanded to Ohio and Texas. In just one decade, over 250 children have been baptized through their participation in our Catechetical programming. Seton is working to take these remarkable achievements to scale by managing a network of schools and programs that ensure that thousands of underserved children whose Catholic schools close—and other local children—have access to an academically excellent, character-building, and, for those who choose it, faith-nurturing education. This network is a national model for how other cities facing the shuttering of Catholic schools can continue to serve children and families with limited educational options. 



Seton Education Partners expands opportunities for parents in underserved communities to choose an academically excellent, character rich, and—for those who seek it—vibrantly Catholic education for their children.

As a national non-profit, Seton partners with (arch)dioceses and others across the country to implement innovative and sustainable models that bridge the best of Catholic education’s rich tradition of character formation and high academic achievement with new possibilities. The challenges are significant, to be sure, but with an entrepreneurial spirit that embraces innovation, much can and should be done for the benefit of thousands of children in America’s most underserved neighborhoods.



Three things set Seton apart from other education organizations:

  1. Whole-child Education: In all of Seton’s schools, we provide outstanding classical education that nurtures the mind, body, and soul while honoring the legitimate role of parents as the first educators.
  2. Talent: Our diverse team is comprised of highly effective, principled people who lead with love.
  3. Formation: We offer every family rich virtue formation and joyful Catholic evangelization for their children.

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