Seton Catholic High School breaks ground for new building

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Seton Catholic President Tricia Roscoe, Principal Ed Little and Archbishop J. Peter Sartain hurl shovelfuls of dirt at the Oct. 24 groundbreaking ceremony for the Vancouver high school’s new building. Photo: Rachel Bauer Seton Catholic President Tricia Roscoe, Principal Ed Little and Archbishop J. Peter Sartain hurl shovelfuls of dirt at the Oct. 24 groundbreaking ceremony for the Vancouver high school’s new building. Photo: Rachel Bauer

VANCOUVER – Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain blessed the future site of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic High School at a groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 24.

“Our goal is to occupy our new school building by the fall of 2016,” school president Tricia Roscoe said in a news release.

Seton Catholic opened in September 2009 in leased space in a Vancouver office building. It was the first Catholic high school in southwest Washington since the closing of Providence Academy in 1966. In the last six years, the school’s enrollment has grown from 35 to 160. The new building, on 88th Street off Padden Parkway, will be able to accommodate a student body of 450 to 500, Roscoe said.

“We are grateful for the partnership with many organizations and leaders in our community who are making launching this project possible,” she added.

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