Elizabeth Seton Academy is a Catholic, independent, urban girls' school that provides a nurturing community for learners.
Elizabeth Seton Academy is a college preparatory school for girls, located in the Lower Mills section of
Dorchester. We are fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Elizabeth Seton Academy is the only Catholic girls school in Boston.
At Elizabeth Seton Academy, each student is an important part of a community whose spirit accompanies every phase of student life, whether it is athletics, cultural and social events, or daily schoolwork. This spirit of community is a feeling of loyalty to our school that promotes an atmosphere of respect and cooperation that is essential to the learning process. Each student contributes her own unique talents and gifts to this community and enriches the school spirit at ESA. The spirit serves as a common bond –a feeling of belonging- that will remain with each student throughout the years.
Erin Smith, English teacher at ESA, has created a class dedicated to dystopian literature. She teaches novels like Divergent by Veronica Roth and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Her class is the spotlight of the month today because “it’s important to get young women reading , to call attention to the very real issues that are present in dystopian books, and to consider where our society is heading and what they can or can't do to make it a world they want to live in.” Having a teacher like Mrs. Smith makes ESA dynamic, exciting, and innovative.
Mrs. Smith says, “I look forward to this class every day because it's a fantastic group of students who keep up with a lot of reading on top of their already busy schedules and who are always ready to contribute in an insightful way to our class discussions.
One of the students, Lauren Moses, came to Mrs. Smith recently and told her that, thanks to the books we'd been reading every night in class, she went from reading ten pages in 45 minutes to ten pages in ten minutes. This month the students created and participated in our school's first annual Hunger Games, followed by a Hunger Games themed feast the next day to celebrate the victor. According to Mrs. Smith, "We have a lot of fun with these books and I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to teach this class.”- LEARN MORE