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Empowered by Tradition

Seton High School was founded in 1853 at Mount St. Vincent Academy (Cedar Grove). On September 12, 1927, Cedar Grove reopened its doors as "Seton High School". Since our earliest days, we have maintained a strong commitment to faith, academic excellence, leadership and service. 

Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, Seton has always provided the best possible Catholic high school experience to a diverse student body. Seton is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges and is an active member of the National Catholic Education Association. 


The Seton Crest

Like Seton High School, our crest has a rich and storied past. The crosses come from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. The plowshares represent the City of Cincinnati named after the Society of Cincinnati from Cincinnatus, the Roman farmer who became the famous general of Rome. The cedar trees symbolize Cedar Grove, the popular name of the academy established on our site in 1857. The wavy bars suggest the Ohio River and the Motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity at Mount St. Joseph on the Ohio. The three crescents are derived from the Seton Family Coat of Arms.



The Seton Motto

Hazard Yet Forward 


The School Song

At Thy Call 
Words & Music by alumnae Margaret Whitehead '34 and Martha Donelan '34

At thy call dear Seton,
We'll respond in song.
Let our voices echo,
Let the sound prolong.
Students here assembled,
Singing fervent praise.
With bursting zeal our voices peal,
We're loyal daughters always.

All hail to Seton,
Far reach your fame.
We hail thee Seton,
Great is your name.
Here's to your might.
Here's to your light.
Here's green and white through the ages.
Our mighty cries ring through the skies
Our challenge defies history's pages
For you today in every way,
Our Alma Mater forever. 

We will bear your standards,
Up the paths of life.
Strengthened by your virtues,
We'll resist the strife.
When our song is silenced,
By the passing days,
We still shall stand, a mighty band,
We'll be Setonians always.


Seton High School
3901 Glenway Ave   |   Cincinnati, Oh 45205
Phone: 513.471.2600   |   Fax: 513.471.0529
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