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Making the decision to enroll in a private, Catholic high school is an exciting one, but it also comes with its questions and challenges. Light on The Hill is designed to keep prospective and current students — and their parents — up-to-date on news, thoughts, and events relevant to the mission and values at St. Lawrence Seminary High School. 

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10 Questions to Ask When Comparing Boarding Schools

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Nov 8, 2018 9:15:00 AM

Choosing a boarding school for your son isn’t easy. You may have concerns about what life is like a boarding school or how well your son will be prepare for college. There are many factors to consider.

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Topics: College & Life Preparation, Boarding School for High School

Fall On the Hill

Posted by Katie Daane on Nov 6, 2018 11:00:00 AM

 

 
Fall in Wisconsin is a beautiful time: the hardwoods change to myriad colors, the sunsets and sunrises take on brilliant streaks of orange and pink, and the crisp mornings create a sparkling frost that reflects the early sun’s rays. But fall on the Hill of Happiness is a beautiful time not just because of the natural beauty that surrounds it - it is a season filled with beautiful transitions.
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Topics: Residential Life & Co-curricular Activities, Mission & Values

Feel the Spirit: SLS Celebrates Spirit Week

Posted by Katie Daane on Nov 1, 2018 11:06:32 AM

 

 
As the end of October approaches, the students of St. Lawrence Seminary find themselves enjoying the new routines of crisp air and shorter days, and many find themselves looking forward to the annual spirit week celebrations.
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Topics: Residential Life & Co-curricular Activities

Student Group Spotlight: International Club

Posted by Katie Daane on Oct 16, 2018 11:50:00 AM

As people learn about St. Lawrence Seminary, one of the most striking things many comment on is the ethnic diversity of the student body. Attracting students from across the United States, and even internationally, the demographics are incongruent for a school that is situated square in the middle of a very rural Wisconsin county. However, that diversity reflects the church as a whole and it’s a defining value of St. Lawrence. So it isn’t surprising that that diversity is honored in a student club: the International Club.

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4 Myths About Boarding School, Answered

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Oct 11, 2018 10:30:00 AM

There is a lot of misinformation floating around about boarding schools. Many parents aren’t sure what to make of boarding schools, or believe outdated stereotypes. We want to help you separate fact from fiction by shedding light on some of the common myths surrounding what a boarding school experience can offer a high school student.

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Topics: Residential Life & Co-curricular Activities, Boarding School for High School

Why Our Students Love SLS

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Oct 4, 2018 11:28:29 AM

We spend a lot of time talking about why parents should choose St. Lawrence Seminary for their son, but not as much time showing why our students love us. Here are a few reasons why our students say they love their experiences at SLS.

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Topics: Residential Life & Co-curricular Activities, Mission & Values, Academics

A New Academic Year Means New Beginnings

Posted by Katie Daane on Sep 10, 2018 2:06:00 PM

When parents prepare for the school year, they often focus on making sure their student has all the right supplies. As the school year nears, those students very often try to push all thoughts of school away, diving more intensely into the waning leisure of summer. When teachers prepare for the school year, their focuses can vary significantly, though, likely all of them are interested in making the upcoming year one of the most successful they can for their students. The students of St. Lawrence Seminary returned to the Hill much earlier than many students in other schools; however, they were met with enthusiastic teachers who all had a vision for the year ahead.

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Topics: Residential Life & Co-curricular Activities, Academics, College & Life Preparation

Top 10 Summer Activities

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Sep 6, 2018 2:00:25 PM

 

“Whadja do over break?” (translation: “What did you do over summer break?”) is a frequently asked question when school starts in August at St. Lawrence Seminary.

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Topics: Residential Life & Co-curricular Activities

How SLS Integrates Faith Inside and Outside the Classroom

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Aug 7, 2018 12:10:00 PM

Faith is a key part of our curriculum here at St. Lawrence Seminary. We strongly believe that boys need a strong foundation of Catholic faith to help guide them in life and develop them into mature, well-rounded adults. We foster a relationship with Jesus that directs a lifetime, both inside and outside the classroom.

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Topics: Faith & Formation, Mission & Values

Getting the Most out of Summer Travel

Posted by Katie Daane on Aug 3, 2018 12:43:02 PM

As winter finally gives way to spring and summer, families often make plans for the nicer weather. For many, that includes a family vacation. With the pressures of school eased, families want to capitalize on their brief window to escape the daily schedule and make some enduring memories. So how can you make sure that your next family vacation is one that is filled with memorable experiences? It may take a little extra planning, but there are a few simple steps to getting the most out of summer travel.

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Topics: College & Life Preparation