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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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Francisco Sauceda

Director of Admissions and Recruitment

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How to Know if Boarding School is Right for You and Your Child

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Feb 4, 2020 1:00:00 AM

Trying to figure out what’s best for ourselves can be complicated. This can be especially true when the decisions we make will affect more than just ourselves. When it comes to knowing if a school will be the best fit for your child, the decision can be scary and possibly unclear. This can be especially true for parents if they (or their child) is considering a boarding school for high school.

Keeping an open mind and obtaining as much information as possible helps the family and prospective student get a better sense if the boarding school will be a good fit for them. Because just like most things, attending a boarding school for high school will have both pros and cons.

Read on for some things to think about as you consider sending your child to boarding school.

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Topics: Boarding School for High School

5 Benefits of Earning College Credit in High School

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Dec 17, 2019 2:55:00 PM

Earning college credit in high school helps students learn time management skills, earn scholarships for college, explore specific fields of study in depth, make room for diverse experiences and save money.

In high school, students should begin thinking about their future college goals. College credit can be earned through advanced placement courses, dual-credit programs, and College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) Exams.

St. Lawrence Seminary High School believes that this is one of the most resourceful things a student can do — and here’s why.


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Topics: Boarding School for High School

Why Seminary Schools Build Men of Faith

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Dec 10, 2019 2:00:00 PM

Attending a seminary school is a unique experience over other schooling options. At a seminary school, students are exposed to core theological disciplines in a supportive, structured environment that encourages personal growth and exploration. This helps shape men of faith and deepen students’ understanding of Catholicism.

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Topics: Faith & Formation, Academics

What are the Benefits of a Catholic Seminary School?

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Nov 26, 2019 1:00:00 PM

Historically, Catholic seminary schools prepared students for ordination to serve in ministry. Today, they prepare students for a wide array of future careers inside and outside the Church. A Catholic seminary school education provides many advantages over a traditional high school experience that aid students throughout their entire lives.

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Topics: Faith & Formation

Feast of St. Francis

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Oct 16, 2019 1:15:00 PM

On a cool October evening, Capuchin Franciscan Friars gathered in the chapel of St. Lawrence Seminary in Mt. Calvary, Wisconsin to celebrate the Transitus of St. Francis, a unique Franciscan tradition that commemorates the “transition” of St. Francis from his earthly life to his heavenly reward.

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Topics: Residential Life & Co-curricular Activities

St. Lawrence Seminary Strategic Plan

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Oct 16, 2019 1:00:00 PM

St. Lawrence Seminary in Mount Calvary, Wisconsin has been educating students since 1860. Any institution that is over 150 years old certainly needs to make some changes to prosper in today’s world which, in many ways, is a new world compared to 1860 or, in fact, compared to 1960 or even 2000. The response of St. Lawrence Seminary to this challenge is a document that took a year to produce: The Strategic Plan.

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Topics: Mission & Values

Everything You Need to Know About the Weekend Visit Experience

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Oct 9, 2019 1:45:00 PM

Held from Thursday to Sunday, the Weekend Visit Experience is designed to allow young Catholic boys (and their families) to explore St. Lawrence Seminary as a prospective high school.  Not only does it allow families to see what a day in the life of an SLS student, but also serves as a crucial checkpoint in the admissions process

Before you attend a Weekend Visit, here’s what you need to bring with you and what you can expect out of your visit.

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Topics: Admissions & Financial Aid

Why Sending Your Son to Boarding School Doesn’t Have to Be as Difficult as You Might Think

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Sep 9, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Many of us have heard the saying “if you love someone, set them free.” Setting someone free means letting them explore themselves and the world without limitations. Parents know all too well that it can be difficult sending a child away for college, but parents of current boarding school students can attest to a similar feeling when they send their children off to boarding school for high school.

But the decision to send your son to boarding school does not have to be as difficult as you might think. Boarding school provides safety, academic structure, expressive freedom and so many other benefits for all students and reassurance for parents.

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Topics: Boarding School for High School

5 Benefits of Attending a Private Catholic High School

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Aug 6, 2019 2:00:00 PM

There are many options for high school - charter, private, boarding, religious, public – and each have their advantages. However, there are unique benefits to attending a private Catholic high school that the other options don’t provide.

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Topics: Mission & Values

5 Differences Between Boarding School and Private Day School

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Jul 23, 2019 1:30:00 PM

It’s safe to say that at the core, all schools strive to educate their students and prepare them for success after graduation.

It’s also true that each school takes various approaches to help their students reach their goals, and when it comes to boarding school versus private day school, they can have many similarities but they can also be very different.

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Topics: Boarding School for High School