Ann Lisbeth Seese Private School
From an undated brochure about the school.
The Ann Lisbeth Seese Private School is located in Orlando, Florida. This city, with an altitude of 111 feet and a population of almost 75,000, is the largest inland city in Florida. It is not only important in the citrus industry, but it is one of the older tourist and residential centers. Equidistant from Orlando and Winter Park, this resident and day school was not only founded to give these cities educational advantages ranging from kindergarten through senior high school, but it has extended its advantages to every state and territory, as well as Mexico, England and South America; therefore, its patronage is international.
The school occupies the beautiful Beeman Estate overlooking Lake Sue. This old home in its delightful setting serves as the main dormitory. Its attractive interior, with lovely paintings, beautiful furniture, mirrors, fireplaces and many books, aid the students to adjust themselves easily to boarding school life. A comprehensive health program includes riding, swimming, boating, and tennis. Scholastic achievement has been stressed since the beginning of the school. The instruction is informal but very thorough. Under experienced teachers, the upper school offers a full academic curriculum, and the lower school offers sound training in fundamental subjects –both schools are enriched by music, art, and modern languages.
Established in 1930, this school has from the beginning offered individual programs geared to the needs and interests of each student. It was founded on the principles that individual development is more important than a uniform result from all students; that frustration, delinquency and crime can be reduced by fostering the creative and constructive and so bringing larger and enduring satisfaction into the lives of all students; that education should provide preparation for life which will lead to survival rather than extinction.
Miss Seese was accepted as a member of the women’s club Zonta Orlando-Winter Park in November 1948, under the classification Education: Private, Secondary, High School.