Elizabeth Seton Academy will begin a new initiative with next year's incoming freshman class that will focus on the medical arts. Pilot photo/courtesy Seton Academy
DORCHESTER -- Elizabeth Seton Academy, the only remaining all-girl Catholic high school within the city of Boston, is launching a new initiative to help supply their students with the tools to become leaders in the fields of science and engineering.
This new initiative, which is set to begin with next year's incoming freshman class will focus on the medical arts -- allowing students to delve into topics such as medical ethics, neuroscience and genetics while at the same time maintaining traditional high school subjects like algebra, calculus, English and theology.
"We have made a decision to incorporate a Medical Arts track into our already college prep curriculum because, as it has been widely acknowledged, there is a very distinct lack of women in leadership in these fields," explained Gregory O'Neill, Seton Academy's director of advancement. "It's all about filling a need."
"We filled a need when we opened this high school in 2003. We fill a need when we give these young women a great high school education. We fill a need when we give them a hot meal every day," he continued. "Well, now there's a need -- a need for women in the technology and engineering fields. Seeing that need, we are pivoting towards it to try to fill that need."