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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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Fr. Zoy Garibay

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The Importance of a Parent-Teacher Relationship in Boarding School

Posted by Fr. Zoy Garibay on Nov 2, 2017 3:22:22 PM

The education of a child does not rest solely inside the walls of a classroom, nor is it limited within the confines of a school building or its campus. Rather, it goes beyond that—back to the child’s home and to wherever the child is at in the company of parents or delegated adults. Thus, the relationship between parents and teachers are crucial to the effective education of the child. Not only parents and teachers, but also other staff members, supervisors, and administrators must work collaboratively in order to be effective in this enterprise.

Note: Want to know more about how SLS goes beyond the books to teach students? Read about it in our blog here!

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Topics: Boarding School for High School, Academics

The Advantage of Attending a Faith-Based High School

Posted by Fr. Zoy Garibay on Feb 7, 2017 1:30:00 PM

Choosing the right school is one of the important decisions parents can make for their teenage children. Choosing the right high school is important as it lays a solid foundation for post-secondary education and equips students with basic skills for life. Parents choose schools for a variety of reasons: location, program, quality of education, quality of staff, graduation rate and college admission rate, just to name a few. These are all important things to consider, but there’s one other factor that parents may want to consider in choosing a high school for their children: faith.

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Topics: Faith & Formation, Boarding School for High School

Q & A with Fr. Ron Smith: Spiritual Direction at St. Lawrence

Posted by Fr. Zoy Garibay on Nov 9, 2016 11:58:00 AM

In this week’s blog, we will feature Fr. Ron Smith. Fr. Ron is a Capuchin friar of the Province of St. Joseph. For many years, Fr. Ron served at St. Lawrence Seminary as priest, confessor, and spiritual director. At present, he remains one of the spiritual directors on campus. He is also member of the Spiritual Life Committee. Fr. Ron’s contribution to the development of the spiritual life of our students at SLS is significant. I asked Fr. Ron about his background, his experience as spiritual director as well as what spiritual direction is and what its benefits are.

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Topics: Faith & Formation