Our history


​Elizabeth Ann Seton was born in the United States.


Dedicated to service in the charism of St Vincent de Paul, Mother Seton's commitment to the care and education of children saw her establish the Sisters of Charity, the first free Catholic school in the United States. Our Catholic school system began as a result and marked the beginning of a monumental legacy that has since seen hundreds of thousands of children across the world educated in her name by the Sisters and Daughters of Charity.


Mother Seton passed away.


Seton College was formed in God's name by the Daughters of Charity of Elizabeth Ann Seton. Father Denis Power, Parish Priest of St Paul's, Mt Gravatt East was instrumental in the establishment of the College. Sister Brigid Coakley of the Daughters of Charity was Seton's co-founder and first principal.


Mother Seton was the first native-born American to be canonised by the Catholic Church—Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton.


Administration of Seton College moved from the Daughters of Charity to Brisbane Catholic Education.

​© Brisbane Catholic Education, Seton College (2020)                                


Seton College's first lay principal appointed by Brisbane Catholic Education.


Brisbane Catholic Education announced its decision to transition Seton College to closure at the end of 2024, due to expert research and advice that says inclusive learning environments are best for all students.  


Seton College marks 60 years of operation and its final year with students "celebrating life & learning".