Sts. Leo-Seton Catholic School

Who Are We?

November 1960

First Parent’s Club

Sts. Leo-Seton organizes the school’s first parent club.

June 1977

First Lay Principal

After 18 years of dedicated service, the Grey Nuns retired their service to the school and the first lay principal was appointed.

April 1979

First Capital Expansion

Ground was broken for the school’s first capital expansion, a three-phase project.

June 1980

Name Change

St. Leo School becomes Sts. Leo-Seton Elementary.
With the division of the two Church parishes, St. Leo the Great and St. Elizabeth Seton, St. Leo School was renamed to Sts. Leo-Seton Elementary to include both Church parishes.

1981

Phase 1 Expansion Complete

Four new classrooms and a chapel were completed in phase 1 of the capital expansion project.

1983

Phase 2 Expansion Complete

A library, six classrooms, and staff offices were added in the capital expansion project’s second phase.

1985

Phase 3 Expansion Begins

Phase 3 of the capital expansion began with construction of the gym/classroom facility “shell.”

December 1986

New Gym Opens

The first basketball games were played in the new gym.

1987-1988

Dream Sessions Committee Formed

A “dream sessions” committee was formed to plan for the future of SLS, studying enrollment growth, facility maintenance, expansion, image, needs of the church parishes, and the needs of current and future parent population.

1990

New Gym/Classroom Complete

The gym/classroom facility was completed, and Pre-K and junior high classes moved into new classrooms.

1992

Annual Drives Start

The School Board adopted a structured development program and instituted an annual drive in place of fundraisers.

1994

Library Expansion Plan Begins

A library expansion committee began strategic planning for library expansion options.

1997

New Library Recommended

The Capital Improvement Committee recommended construction of a new library.

1999

New Library Fund Raising Begins

A capital campaign began to fund construction of a multimedia library, renovation of the existing library space for an art lab/classroom, construction of a multipurpose athletic court and enhancement of the science lab.

2002

New Library Construction Begins

Construction began on the new library, art lab, science lab, and multipurpose athletic court.

August 2002

New Name Instituted

Sts. Leo-Seton Elementary becomes Sts. Leo-Seton Catholic School to more closely align with the school’s Catholic mission, Sts. Leo-Seton Elementary is renamed to Sts. Leo-Seton Catholic School.

2003

Classroom Renovations Begin

Phased classroom renovations began and the parking lot was paved.

2004

SLS Earns Accredidation

SLS was accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

2005

Pre-K Expansion

A third section of Pre-K students were enrolled.

2006-2007

New Junior High Plan Approved

Advisory Council approved plans to construct a new junior high classroom building.

2010-2011

New Junior High Building Complete

The junior high building was constructed, which houses the 6th – 8th grade classrooms, an office for the assistant principal, a conference room, and a teacher workroom.

2014

St. Jude Playground Complete

The St. Jude playground was constructed and dedicated thanks to a generous donation from an SLS family.

2018-2019

Continued Growth

Record participation in the Fund for SLS with 344 donors contributing more than $90,000.
SLS recognized by Community Coffee Cash for Schools for record breaking performance in the program and earning the largest cash award in the program’s history.

Sts. Leo-Seton Leadership Team

Fr. David Hebert

Fr. David Hebert

Chancellor

Kimberly Gothreaux

Kimberly Gothreaux

Principal

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Heather Stemmans

Heather Stemmans

Vice Principal

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Stephanie Leger

Stephanie Leger

Religion Director

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Amos Batiste

Amos Batiste

Development Director

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Annette Marcantel

Annette Marcantel

Curriculum Coordinator

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Sts. Leo-Seton Faculty and Staff

Jennifer Andries

Jennifer Andries

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Benita Bellot

Benita Bellot

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Jessica Barnes

Jessica Barnes

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Danielle Bergeron

Danielle Bergeron

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Tina Bordelon

Tina Bordelon

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Julie Broussard

Julie Broussard

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Robin Broussard

Robin Broussard

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Sherry Chavez

Sherry Chavez

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Katie Coquat

Katie Coquat

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Paula Credeur

Paula Credeur

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Tina Dean

Tina Dean

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Kathy Schaub

Kathy Schaub

Bookkeeper

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Victoria Degeyter

Victoria Degeyter

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Jennifer Descant

Jennifer Descant

Counselor

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Nanette Domingue

Nanette Domingue

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Mandy Dore

Mandy Dore

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Jennifer Dupuis

Jennifer Dupuis

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Molli Fortier

Molli Fortier

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Misty Gary

Misty Gary

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Emily Gautreaux

Emily Gautreaux

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Victoria Smith

Victoria Smith

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Carmen Gloria

Carmen Gloria

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Amy Guidry

Amy Guidry

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Courtney Guidry

Courtney Guidry

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Deanna Habetz

Deanna Habetz

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Debbie Touchet

Debbie Touchet

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Kasey Theriot

Kasey Theriot

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Charles Hebert

Charles Hebert

Athletic Director

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Emily Hebert

Emily Hebert

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Marie Hebert

Marie Hebert

Counselor

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Andrea Johnson

Andrea Johnson

Librarian

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Suzanne Kidder

Suzanne Kidder

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Jennifer Viator

Jennifer Viator

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Jill LeBlanc

Jill LeBlanc

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Angela Lee

Angela Lee

Technology Coordinator

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Lauren Leger

Lauren Leger

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Lisa Miller

Lisa Miller

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Stacey Mire

Stacey Mire

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Ashley Patin

Ashley Patin

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Jackie Savoie

Jackie Savoie

Secretary

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Angie Schaub

Angie Schaub

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Megan Robichaux

Jamie Robin

Ward Courville

Tonya Lancon

Bridget Stelly

Principal’s Message

“Train the young in the way they should go; even when old, they will not swerve from it.” Proverbs 22:6

WE BELIEVE that the students at Sts. Leo-Seton Catholic School have many wonderful experiences and opportunities that help prepare them for their future: excellent academics, exceptional athletics, and engaging extra-curricular programs. Perhaps the most important activity that we provide to our students that will help develop them into an ideal adult is our extensive commitment to service.

WE BELIEVE that Jesus himself was the ultimate model of living a life of service. “For who is greater: the one seated at table or the one who serves? Is it not the one seated at table? I am among you as the one who serves.” (Luke 22:27). Through the many bible stories we have read and heard during Mass, we know that Jesus walked away from what we would consider a normal life of family and work, and ventured out for a life of service. He healed the sick, he converted the sinner, he counseled, he prayed… he performed the ultimate service in giving of his own life to forgive our many sins.

WE BELIEVE that it is never too early to teach children about the amazing grace received through giving of ourselves. Jesus valued children and knew the importance of modeling for our children. He said, “Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” (Mark 10:14). It is because of this, SLS has an extensive service program that begins with our PreK students and extends each year through 8th grade. We provide these age-appropriate opportunities to our children to show them the importance of service for others and to develop in them a genuine and intrinsic desire to be charitable to the less fortunate, just as Jesus did.

WE BELIEVE it is our responsibility to serve as a way to thank God for our abundant blessings. “As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” (1 Peter 4:10). Why wouldn’t we want to share our gifts, talents, and treasures with others, especially in their time of need?

WE BELIEVE that each of us is called by God to serve, and to “serve one another through love.” (Galatians 5:13). Mother Teresa once said, “Good works are links that form a chain of love.” In this day and age, when we are surrounded by so many negative messages and images in our society, we need to counter with love. We may individually only be able to do one small act of love, but together, combining all of our small acts of love, we can do great things. What a great way to honor Jesus and all he gave for us.

Kimberly Gothreaux, Principal