Survey Description

Dear Community Members of Ottumwa and Southeast Iowa,

Seton Catholic School in Ottumwa is currently exploring the idea of adding a middle school to our school!  We feel the area would benefit immensely from offering an additional, accredited, option for area students at the Sixth, Seventh and Eighth grade level.

Seton currently provides educational programs from preschool through fifth grade, and is open to students of all faith backgrounds. Our Seton Catholic Middle School would be open to students of all faith backgrounds as well.

This is a huge undertaking and we would like input from as many community members as possible to help ensure an informed decision as we continue this exploratory process. 

Some of the reasons we believe this would be beneficial are, but not limited to:
  • Accredited school with a track record of producing well-rounded students
  • A faith-based educational institution offering a safe, comforting, nurturing environment to students of all faiths and backgrounds
  • Smaller class sizes to offer more individual attention to each student
We ask that you please take a few moments, whether you have children in school, or not, to give us your opinion on this matter. We hope you are willing to help. 

God Bless,

Seton Catholic School.

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* 1. Please answer the following questions to the best of your ability. 

Where do you live?

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* 2. What is most important to you when choosing a school for your student(s)? Please order the options  below with one (1) ranking most important and six (6) being least important.

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* 3. If you have NOT previously considered Seton Catholic School for your student(s), why not? Please check all that apply.

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* 4. Would you consider enrolling your student(s) in Seton Catholic Middle School, if offered?

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* 5. How much more likely would you be to enroll your student(s) in Seton Catholic ELEMENTARY school if a middle school was available to continue their education?

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* 6. At what annual tuition level, per student, would you find it cost prohibitive to send your student(s) to Seton Catholic MIDDLE School? (Multi-student discounts are given and tuition assistance is available based on family income). Please check the box that best applies to you. 

*National average  cost of Private school is $10,413 annually
*Iowa average cost of Private school is $4,838

I would NOT be willing to enroll my student at Seton Catholic Middle School if annual tuition was:

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* 7. If financial incentives were put in place to make it advantageous to send your student(s) to Seton from their current grade level through eighth grade, would this influence your decision to enroll your student(s) at Seton Catholic Elementary School?

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* 8. Were you aware of Student Tuition Organization (STO) or that scholarships are available for eligible students to use for tuition assistance at Seton Catholic School?

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* 9. If changes were made to State or Federal tax laws making school choice an option, through tax credits, for private accredited educational options, would this affect your decision to send your child to Seton Catholic School?

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* 10. If you would like to be contacted by a Seton Catholic School Representative to answer any additional questions you may have, or to provide more information to you all under no obligation, please complete the following.

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