Since 2007 the Thomas R. Farley '44 Seton Scholars program has been the academic home for incoming Prep students with the most potential for academic excellence and distinction, preparing them for admission to the most competitive colleges and universities in the nation. This scholarship program identifies a cohort of students who will embark on our most challenging curriculum opportunities, beginning the AP curriculum as Freshmen, pursuing an intensive testing and test preparation plan, and developing into individual exemplars of academic excellence, creativity, and integrity. Seton Scholar alumni have made their impact in higher education at institutions such as Brown, Penn, and Columbia, as well as receiving the most generous scholarships from a wide variety of excellent colleges and universities (see “Seton Scholar College and University Acceptances” below).
Applicants who score in the top 5% on our Entrance Exam, who have demonstrated exemplary academic achievement in grammar or middle school, and who are willing to assume the mantle of leadership are invited to participate.
All Seton Scholars are required to take AP Human Geography, Honors Physics or Physical Science, High Honors Theology and High Honors English as Freshmen. They choose whether to take Band or Gym, a foreign language (Mandarin H, Latin H, Spanish H, or Italian H), and the level of Honors Math appropriate for them.
In Sophomore year, students are required to take AP World History, High Honors English and Theology, Honors Math, Language and Science.
In Junior year, students begin to individualize their curricula, while all courses are taken at the Honors or AP levels.
By junior year, standardized test preparation and meetings with the Assistant Headmaster for Academics, School Counseling, and College Placement are aimed at fostering the Seton Scholars unique interests, deepening his approach to academics, and gaining the best college placement outcomes.
'16 - '19 Seton Scholar College & University Acceptances
University of Chicago
University of Pennsylvania
Johns Hopkins University
University of Southern California
University of California-Berkeley
University of California-Los Angeles
Washington University in St. Louis
University of Notre Dame
Carnegie Mellon University
Washington & Lee University
Georgia Institute of Technology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
University of Virginia
Wake Forest University
New York University
William & Mary
University of Richmond
College of the Holy Cross
Honors Program Acceptances 2019
William and Mary
Miami University (Ohio)
University of Pittsburgh
Full Scholarship Acceptances 2019
Miami University (Ohio)
Rutgers University University of Miami St. Lawrence University