Seton Catholic Preparatory Day in Chandler
- Seton Catholic Preparatory Day in Chandler
Seton Catholic Preparatory announced its 60th anniversary at a gala event Sept.13, the same day the school opened to the youths of Chandler in 1954 — the same year Chandler earned its designation as a city. To commemorate the shared miles tone, Mayor Jay Tibshraeny proclaimed Sept.13 as Seton Catholic Preparatory Day in Chandler. Father Joseph Nicholas Patterson founded Seton in 1954. Today, it remains the only Catholic college preparatory high school in the East Valley within the Diocese of Phoenix, welcoming students of all faiths. The school was named in honor of St.Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first American-born saint, founder of the first parochial school in the U.S. and the Sisters of Charity, the first American congregation of religious sisters.