Advancing Seton Keough


Thank you for your interest in supporting Seton Keough High School.

Over 200 years ago, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton was invited to Baltimore by Bishop John Carroll to open a school for girls. Two years later, Elizabeth received a large gift that enabled her to move to Emmitsburg, Maryland, where in 1810 she began the Catholic school system with the establishment of St. Joseph's Academy. From the beginning she had a heart for those who struggled to support their families. St. Joseph's Academy was established as a boarding school for girls in the town and countryside who could pay little but sought a Catholic education.

Over 25 years ago, The Seton Keough High School was formed when Seton High School and Archbishop Keough High School merged. Seton Keough's mission is to embrace students of diverse academic, economic and cultural backgrounds with the goal of preparing them for their futures—both spiritually and academically. 

We’re proud of our graduates who seek a college education (98%) and we celebrate the young women who receive merit based scholarships (80%). It is our goal to send every graduate in to the world with a solid formation of academic, social and spiritual preparedness.

Seton Keough continues to innovate with programs that prepare our students for the ever-changing global marketplace:

  • STEM programming in both biomedical and engineering fields
  • Focus on the Arts program, which provides students the opportunity to concentrate their studies in four specific fine or performing arts areas: Visual Arts, Music (instrumental and vocal), Theatre, and Dance - or a combination of Music, Theatre, and Dance
  • A 1:1 comprehensive, curriculum-based iPad program
  • Marillac and Options programming for young women with learning differences

The backbone of every Catholic school is its alumnae, parents, and friends who donate their time, energy, talents, and financial support to keep schools like Seton Keough thriving. Your support provides immediate assistance to the school's financial needs. Tuition covers only a portion of the costs of educating each young woman. Donations to our scholarships and endowment funds enable many students to attend Seton Keough who would otherwise not be able to afford a Catholic education. Our annual fund is used to retain our excellent faculty and to repair and improve our 30 acre campus.

Your goodness keeps alive the opportunity for hundreds of young women to develop their intellectual gifts, to expand their loving hearts, and to go forth as faithful leaders who will make a difference in the world.

Please explore more about how you can make a difference in the life of a Seton Keough student and contact the Office of Advancement with questions: 410-646-4444.


Contact Information

Office of Advancement
1201 Caton Avenue
Baltimore, Md. 21227
(410) 646-4444