Thomas R. Farley '44 Seton Scholars Program

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). 
Program Highlights: 
  • 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

Columbia University

Princeton University

Yale University

Brown University

University of Chicago

University of Pennsylvania

Dartmouth College

Duke University

Vanderbilt University

Amherst College

Johns Hopkins University

Swarthmore College

University of Southern California

Cornell University

Tufts University

University of California-Berkeley

Georgetown University

University of California-Los Angeles

Washington University in St. Louis

Tulane University

University of Notre Dame

Davidson College

Emory University

Carnegie Mellon University

Washington & Lee University

Georgia Institute of Technology

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Vassar College

Boston University

Kenyon College

Lehigh University

Boston College

Northeastern University

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

University of Virginia

Villanova University

Wake Forest University

New York University

Colgate University

Grinnell College

Lafayette College

Bucknell University

William & Mary

University of Richmond

College of the Holy Cross

Honors Program Acceptances 2019

Northeastern University
Boston University

William and Mary

Fairfield University 

Virginia Tech

Rutgers University

Miami University (Ohio) 

University of Pittsburgh 

Providence College

Full Scholarship Acceptances 2019

Miami University (Ohio)

Fordham University

Rutgers University

University of Miami

St. Lawrence University

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