FAQ

Does Seton LaSalle Catholic High School offer financial aid or scholarships?

We want every child who desires to attend Seton LaSalle to find their home here, and we want to work with families to make this financially possible. There are two types of financial assistance available to families who qualify: scholarships and financial aid.


Scholarships are often merit-based or geared toward a student's particular interests, talents, and personal qualifications based on the scholarship criteria. For a list of available scholarships, please click HERE.

Financial Aid is based on a family's financial need as determined by FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment. FACTS is a program that assesses a family's financial information and helps us allocate financial aid to families in need. For more information on financial aid, click HERE.

Catholic families who are applying for need-based scholarships can also apply for the Bishop's Education Fund. This is a grant program for Catholic students in grades K-12 attending eligible schools and registered in eligible parishes. Please click HERE for a pastoral signature form to apply for the Bishop's Education Fund.

Questions? Contact our Director of Admissions at (412)561-3583 ext. 1127 or email admissions@slshs.org, or our Business Manager at (412) 561-3583 ext. 1140 or email siatkoskyd@slshs.org.

How does Seton LaSalle prepare my child for college?

Seton LaSalle is a college preparatory school. More than 98% of graduates pursue higher education.

SLS was voted Best Private School in the south Pittsburgh region by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette readers. It has produced 17 National Merit Scholars in the past 5 years. Seton LaSalle graduates are offered an average of approximately $5 million in academic scholarships and grants yearly from colleges and universities. Graduates also receive generous athletic and special-interest scholarships.

The Class of 2018 was accepted over 130 colleges and universities, including: Baylor University, Bucknell University, University of California (Irvine), Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, Cornell University, Drexel University, George Washington University, Lehigh University, Northeastern University, University of Oregon, Purdue University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Syracuse University, Xavier University, and many more. Collectively, the Class of 2018 was awarded over $4.5 million in scholarships and grants to use toward their college education. The Class of 2018 included two National Merit Finalists and one National Merit Letter of Commendation. The Class of 2017 included seven Carson Scholars; six National Tournament Qualifiers for Academic Games; one student, who was accepted into the U.S. Naval Academy, was awarded the National Catholic Educational Association Elizabeth Seton Award, along with the Waldie/Shaeffer Award.

To learn about more academic advantages at SLS, click HERE

Who can attend Seton LaSalle?

Seton LaSalle is a Catholic High School that embraces and educates students from many other denominations and faiths. We welcome the diverse conversation in religion classes produced from students from varying religious backgrounds and beliefs. Nurturing moral and spiritual development alongside academic excellence is the basis for a well-rounded education, combining lessons learned in classrooms, on the field or stage, and in the chapel.

What role does faith play at Seton LaSalle?

Our goal is to help students know God, interpret our values through the lens of Catholicism and apply those principles in life.

Prayer starts our day, so we can remember where our priorities lie. Our school community celebrates Mass twice a month and holds student-led spiritual retreats. Religion is a required class every year so students can understand the Bible and the underpinnings of Christianity. We believe revering God and recognizing that all are created in His image encourages respect and kindness among our student body. All Students at Seton LaSalle give back to the community through service hours in student-initiated projects. Through these experiences, students see beyond themselves and invest in others with a sense of service that comes from within.

No matter where you are on your faith journey, you are welcome here.

Are there many sports and clubs available at Seton LaSalle?

At Seton LaSalle, our students thrive in their extracurricular programs. In fact, 85% of our students are involved in two or more extracurricular activities — whether that be sports, clubs or a combination of both.

Seton LaSalle offers 20 WPIAL Varsity sports. We are proud of our legacy of excellence in athletics that regularly produces Section Champions, WPIAL Champions and PIAA Champions. SLS was awarded the 2014 and 2015 "Best Athletic Program in WPIAL Class AA" by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. More importantly, our coaches impart our Catholic identity through Sports Leader by employing Virtues of the Week, mentoring and ceremony. Despite our level of achievement, our sports are accessible, even to athletes new to a sport, and many athletes play more than one varsity sport. To learn more about athletics, click HERE.

SLS offers 40+ clubs, organizations and activities: Nationally-Ranked Trebels A Capella Group. Exceptional Forensics team. High-tech Computer Technology Club. What is your interest? Guitar? Coding? Constructing a theater set? Designing for 3-D printing? Wherever your passions lie, you can find a place to express them at Seton LaSalle - and make friends who enjoy the same thing! Our students are even encouraged to start their own club to demonstrate and practice leadership with activities they love. To learn more about student life, click HERE.

Can I Transfer to Seton LaSalle?

We welcome transfers from all schools, faiths and backgrounds. Transfer students typically transfer during their freshmen-junior year. Students interested in transferring for their senior year will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

All potential transfer students must contact the Director of Admissions at (412) 561-3583 ext. 1127 or email admissions@slshs.org. The student will undergo two interviews: the first with the Director of Admissions; the second with our Principal, Mrs. Lauren Martin. The prospective student must submit a transcript and meet with Director of Guidance, Mr. Tim Zugates, to assess the student's curriculum needs and establish a course schedule.

KEY FACTS ABOUT SETON LASALLE

  • Voted the Best Private School in the south Pittsburgh region by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette readers
  • Diverse community, pulling from 29 school districts
  • 15:1 student:faculty ratio
  • 16 Advanced Placement Courses (AP) offered in Math, English, Science, Computer Science, Art and World Language, along with 29 Honors courses
  • Serene 26-acre campus located in Mt. Lebanon
  • 40+ student clubs and activities
  • 20 PIAA-sanctioned athletics teams
  • 1:1 Chromebook program provides each student with a Google Chromebook
  • Graduates receive an average of about $5 million in academic scholarships and grants for higher education
  • 82% of our faculty members have earned advanced degrees