Redeemer-Seton High School

MISSION AND HISTORY

Mission

Redeemer-Seton High School is a Catholic, co-educational senior high school (grades 9 through 12). RSHS is owned by the Archdiocese of New Orleans and staffed by Christian men and women, the School Sisters of Notre Dame, the Daughters of Charity and chaplain.

Redeemer-Seton is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Membership is held in the National Catholic Education Association, the Catholic School Principals Association and the Lousisana High School Athletic Association.

History

Redeemer High School and Seton Academy both are rooted in the traditions and philosophies of the School Sisters of Notre Dame.

Redeemer High School, originally Redemptorist Boys and Girls High School was established in 1937 in the New Orleans Irish Channel. Since its beginnings, the school has been staffed by the School Sisters of Notre Dame.

In 1953, when Redemptorist High at Third Street and Prytania merged with RBGHS to become Redemptorist High School, the religious Sisters of Mercy joined the SSNDs in staffing the school until 1955.

In 1980, Redemptorist moved to its new Crescent Drive location (the site of the former St. Joseph Academy) with a new name, Redeemer High School.

Seton Academy, established in 1975, resulted from the merger of St. Joseph High School and Sacred Heart of Jesus High School. Seton, located on Canal Street in Mid-City New Orleans, was staffed by both the School Sisters of Notre Dame and the Daughters of Charity.

The merger, in 1994, of the two Archdiocesan high schools into Redeemer-Seton High School continues the traditions of both schools at the Crescent Drive campus.

Redeemer-Seton High School is a Catholic, co-educational high school located in the lakefront area. Redeemer-Seton, through a broad based, core curriculum and a wide range of co-curricular activities, serves a diversified student body.

In a safe, caring, and nurturing environment, Redeemer-Seton seeks to equip young men and women with the knowledge and skills to develop a healthy body, an inquiring mind, a loving spirit, and a willingness to be a disciple of Christ in service to God and neighbor.

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