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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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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

5 Simple Reasons to Choose St. Lawrence Seminary High School

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Jul 16, 2018 5:34:25 PM

Choosing a new school for your child is a difficult decision. There are many questions you have to answer as a parent and even more you have to answer for your child. There are many reasons why St. Lawrence Seminary High School is a fantastic choice for your son, but let’s keep it simple and stick to our top 5 reasons why we love SLS.

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Topics: Boarding School for High School, Academics, Mission & Values, College & Life Preparation

The St. Lawrence Seminary Experience - Our Newest Interactive Resource

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on May 31, 2018 4:16:20 PM

So you've graduated the eighth grade and you're moving on to high school at St. Lawrence Seminary. You've completed your Weekend Visit and you're getting ready to enroll in your first semester of classes. 

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

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: A 2018 Production by St. Lawrence Seminary

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Apr 19, 2018 11:08:00 AM

The magic of Roald Dahl is coming to St. Lawrence Seminary High School! Next month, the students of SLS will shine at the production of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory! Come watch the students of SLS perform this classic. Join Charlie, Grandpa Joe, Mr. Wonka and all the other golden ticket holders as they embark on a once in a lifetime adventure in the Wonka Chocolate Factory. 

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Topics: Campus & Events

How to Make the Most of Your Summer Before High School

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Apr 12, 2018 3:55:00 PM

Your middle school days have finally come to an end (almost)! For most students, the summer after middle school is particularly exciting. This is the summer before you transition from middle school to high school. Come the fall, you will no longer be one of the oldest members of your school, but rather one of the youngest members. Before you dive into the adventure of high school, you should take the time to use your summer for growth, reflection, and faith building.

Here are some tips on how to make the most of your summer before high school.

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Topics: Campus & Events

Everything You Need to Know About the Weekend Visit Experience

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Apr 5, 2018 2:21:00 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

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Topics: Admissions & Financial Aid

Dear Parents: How Boarding School Can Be Right For You and Your Son

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Mar 30, 2018 1:03:10 PM

Are you interested in attending boarding school or St. Lawrence Seminary High School but haven't been able to find any resources to help you make the decision?

The faculty at SLS understand how difficult the decision process can be. This is why we've created a digital resource that can help you learn more about boarding school and how it might be the right fit for your son and your family.

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Topics: Boarding School for High School

Life Lessons Learned on the Field - An Integration of Faith & Sports

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Feb 12, 2018 3:45:00 PM


Athleticism and the life of faith have always been integrated in the lives of Christian disciples. Think about classic verses of encouragement from the New Testament. In many of St. Paul’s letters to the early church, he uses athletic metaphors to help new Christians understand the task of faithful life that lies before them:

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Topics: Faith & Formation, Residential Life & Co-curricular Activities

How and Why You Should Build Your Network in High School

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Jan 25, 2018 2:51:00 PM

A few years ago, at St. Lawrence Seminary, a senior was applying to the prestigious United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. The Rector at the time helped write a letter of recommendation for him, but also put him in touch with an alumnus of St. Lawrence who had graduated from the Naval Academy.

As the  alumnus and senior began to talk to each other, they found they shared an excitement about St. Lawrence and the education they had in common, but also that they shared a common love for the Naval Academy. The alumnus was able to talk to the senior about life at the Naval Academy and give him advice about applying, getting accepted, and eventually thriving in a military academy.

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Topics: College & Life Preparation