Sts. Leo-Seton Catholic SchoolOur School
We Are Providing an Environment for Our Students to Grow & Excel
Sts. Leo-Seton Catholic School opened its campus in the fall of 1959. The campus included a one-story building that housed eight classrooms, offices, a lobby, restroom facilities, and a cafeteria. The school grounds covered over five acres, which provided enough room for a playground and future expansion of the campus. 20 years later, Bishop Gerald Frey officiated a groundbreaking event to initiate the expansion of the school. In this plan, new add-ons would be built such as: classrooms, a chapel, labs, office space, library, and more restrooms. Construction on the gym began and was completed in time to play the first basketball game in 1986. With the gym completed, classrooms were added a year later that housed the junior high classes. In the spring of 2002, construction began on the Multimedia Library. Other additions were completed this school year such as: an art studio, science lab, and multipurpose court. The 2009-2010 school year marked the 50th anniversary of the school and was celebrated with a few renovations that included new ceilings, light fixtures, and new flooring in the cafeteria and main building. The following school year the junior high building was constructed and housed the 6-8 grade classrooms, an office for the assistant principal, a teacher workroom, and a conference room. Continuing with the renovation and expansion of the campus, the St. Jude Playground was constructed and dedicated, thanks to a generous donation from an SLS family. Many renovations and updates have been made to the SLS campus throughout the past 60 years and will continue to better the facilities at Sts. Leo-Seton Catholic School in the future. We look forward to the opportunity to grow as a campus and student body and appreciate all of the support we receive.
Kimberly Gothreaux, Principal
“Train the young in the way they should go; even when old, they will not swerve from it.” Proverbs 22:6
WE BELIEVE that the students at Sts. Leo-Seton Catholic School have many wonderful experiences and opportunities that help prepare them for their future: excellent academics, exceptional athletics, and engaging extra-curricular programs. Perhaps the most important activity that we provide to our students that will help develop them into an ideal adult is our extensive commitment to service.
WE BELIEVE that Jesus himself was the ultimate model of living a life of service. “For who is greater: the one seated at table or the one who serves? Is it not the one seated at table? I am among you as the one who serves.” (Luke 22:27). Through the many bible stories we have read and heard during Mass, we know that Jesus walked away from what we would consider a normal life of family and work, and ventured out for a life of service. He healed the sick, he converted the sinner, he counseled, he prayed… he performed the ultimate service in giving of his own life to forgive our many sins.
WE BELIEVE that it is never too early to teach children about the amazing grace received through giving of ourselves. Jesus valued children and knew the importance of modeling for our children. He said, “Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” (Mark 10:14). It is because of this, SLS has an extensive service program that begins with our PreK students and extends each year through 8th grade. We provide these age-appropriate opportunities to our children to show them the importance of service for others and to develop in them a genuine and intrinsic desire to be charitable to the less fortunate, just as Jesus did.
WE BELIEVE it is our responsibility to serve as a way to thank God for our abundant blessings. “As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” (1 Peter 4:10). Why wouldn’t we want to share our gifts, talents, and treasures with others, especially in their time of need?
WE BELIEVE that each of us is called by God to serve, and to “serve one another through love.” (Galatians 5:13). Mother Teresa once said, “Good works are links that form a chain of love.” In this day and age, when we are surrounded by so many negative messages and images in our society, we need to counter with love. We may individually only be able to do one small act of love, but together, combining all of our small acts of love, we can do great things. What a great way to honor Jesus and all he gave for us.
Fr. David Hebert, Chancelor
As I begin my third year as Chancellor at Sts. Leo-Seton Catholic School I cannot help but reflect upon the many blessings God has given me throughout my life and how much He loves me. This is in spite of my many failings and shortcomings that persist in my life as a Christian, a follower of Christ. And so, I give thanks and praise to God for loving me so much despite my unworthiness that He sent His only Begotten Son into the world for the forgiveness of sins, to forgive me and you. He instituted His Church and gave us the Holy Mass that we may gather as a community of faith to give Him praise and glory.
At the end of the Eucharistic Prayer the priests pray “Through him, and with him, and in him, O God, almighty Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor is yours, for ever and ever.” The people then acclaim the “Great Amen.” A doxology is a Greek word that means “a word of praise”. Every Eucharistic Prayer ends with a great doxology singing praise to God. The glorification of God is expressed and is confirmed and concluded by the people’s acclamation, Amen. What does Amen mean in Hebrew? (So be it.) Why do we say Amen after the Eucharist Prayer? (To emphasize that we agree with the Eucharistic Prayer.)
St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross [Edith Stein] says “These words [the doxology] at the same time encapsulate the prayer of the church: honor and glory to the triune God through, with, and in Christ. Although the words are directed to the Father, all glorification of the Father is at the same time glorification of the Son and the Holy Spirit. Indeed, the prayer extols the majesty that the Father imparts to the Son and that both impart to the Holy Spirit from eternity to eternity. All praise of God is through, with, and in Christ. Through him, because only through Christ does humanity have access to the Father and because his existence as God – man and his work of salvation are the fullest glorification of the Father; with him, because all authentic prayer is the fruit of union with Christ and at the same time buttresses this union, and because in honoring the Son one honors the Father and vise versa; in him, because the praying church is Christ himself, with every individual praying member as a part of his Mystical Body, and because the Father is in the Son and the son the reflection of the Father, who makes his majesty visible. The dual meaning of through, with, and in clearly express the God-man’s mediation. The prayer of the church is the prayer of the ever-living Christ. Its prototype is Christ’s prayer during his human life.”
At Sts. Leo-Seton Catholic School we strive to live the life of Christ and to teach this way of life to our children. Our children come to receive a Catholic education and learn how to incorporate knowledge and faith into all aspects of their daily lives and to become productive citizens and part of a just society. Every event and activity planned and implemented in our school is directed to teach our children, your children, to Love God and to Love Our Neighbor! They learn that through Him, with Him, and in Him we can conquer the world as Jesus did.
I have complete and total confidence in the administration, staff, faculty and the numerous volunteers who selflessly give of their time, treasures and talents to teach our children the faith and to provide them with a quality education that they may follow Jesus to His Kingdom.
May God’s Blessing be with you and your families,
Fr. David Hebert
To teach as Jesus did, building a community of believers dedicated to serving others, while providing excellent academics with a nurturing environment.
That our students will be spiritually and academically prepared for lifelong learning.
What Parents are Saying
One of our greatest decisions as parents was sending our children to Sts. Leo-Seton Catholic School. The SLS family is one that supports and encourages one another to make their class a success. Not only are excellent academics being taught here, but our children are able to learn strong faith based values which create one big happy FAMILY. One we are proud to belong to.
Sts. Leo-Seton Catholic School has provided my children with outstanding academic & religious educations. They love their school & feel safe when they are there.