St. Elizabeth Seton School Joining Drexel School System
Effective with the new academic year, St. Elizabeth Seton School will be joining the Drexel School System that was established with 7 schools in the Diocese of San Jose four years ago. Drexel Schools are a network of schools that share a rigorous academic curriculum and incorporate Blending Learning. Seton teachers will get extensive training at Santa Clara University this summer on how to utilize technology in teaching language arts and math in a prescribed manner with specific apps. Blending learning occurs as part of the school day for 120 minutes per week. Sixty minutes in each subject area. The teachers will have autonomy with the remainder of the instructional time, as they do now.
The Seton teachers will be trained for one week in the summer and have opportunities to collaborate once per month with the other Drexel Schools as teachers and principals. This collaboration will provide curriculum sharing among teachers as well as support.
By joining Drexel, we will be entitled to additional tuition assistance, ($300,000 is available and tuition assistance is endowed) as well as significant plant improvements that will be facilitated through the Shea Family Charity Foundation. Our school will still keep the same name and remain as it is: sponsored by the Daughters of Charity. Due to the fact that we have had a very strong tech program and a 1-1 iPad Program, our students and teachers will find this to be an easy transition. There will be many benefits to our joining this system.
Following are some helpful links to online videos:
Welcome New Families to the Drexel School System, An Overview of the Decision to Join Drexel
St. Elizabeth Seton School will be joining seven other schools in the Diocese of San Jose:
St. Joseph Mountain View Catholic School
1120 Miramonte Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94040