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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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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

How to Be Successful in High School

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Jun 18, 2019 12:42:09 PM

High school an important time, when students learn more about the world around them and find their passions. They get involved in clubs and sports and have to learn about time management and goal-setting. The transition from middle school to high school is daunting for many students. Here are some tips on how to prepare for high school and be a successful student.

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Topics: Academics, College & Life Preparation

What's the Difference Between a Boarding School and Private School?

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on May 7, 2019 12:34:00 PM

Choosing a school for your son is an important consideration. Both private schools and boarding schools offer many benefits, but there are a few key differences. At St. Lawrence, we find these differences provide more opportunities for students to form lasting relationships while also learning how to be independent in a safe environment.

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Topics: Admissions & Financial Aid, College & Life Preparation

What Our Students Did During Winter Break 2019

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Apr 15, 2019 11:21:34 AM

Those of the St. Lawrence Seminary students who went back to their families for the Winter Break, found their friends at home were a bit confused, because many other schools were on Spring Break. This was simply a function of the calendar and the late Easter this year, but it was amusing that our students found that their friends from home were on Spring Break while St. Lawrence observed Winter Break. St. Lawrence Seminary isn’t afraid to be different once in a while.

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Topics: Residential Life & Co-curricular Activities

5 Reasons to Choose a Catholic Seminary School

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Apr 2, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Choosing a school for your son involves many considerations and questions. If faith is as important to you and your son as it is to us, a Catholic seminary school is the right choice. Here are 5 reasons why you should choose a Catholic seminary school for high school.

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Topics: Faith & Formation, Mission & Values

Financial Aid Options at St. Lawrence Seminary

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Mar 5, 2019 11:15:00 AM

Investing in a St. Lawrence education is an investment in your son’s academic, spiritual and moral development, but for many families choosing a boarding school is a significant financial investment. Many families struggle with how to afford boarding school. St. Lawrence Seminary High School is guided by the long-standing practice of accepting students first based on merit, not by financial status. Financial aid is available to all U.S. families who demonstrate a financial need, and the amount of aid provided is based on validated need.

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Topics: Admissions & Financial Aid

10 Reasons Why We Love St. Lawrence Seminary

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Feb 14, 2019 4:09:56 PM

It’s Valentine’s Day, and love is in the air. Loving yourself is just as important as showing your affection to others, so this year we’ll take some time for self-reflection. Here are the top 10 reasons why we love St. Lawrence Seminary.

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Topics: Boarding School for High School, Mission & Values

The Investment of a St. Lawrence Seminary High School Education

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Jan 14, 2019 3:28:37 PM

When parents first start considering a boarding school, one of the first questions they have is cost. It’s an important consideration for any parent. In the interest of transparency, this blog is a quick reference for St. Lawrence costs for prospective parents.

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Topics: Admissions & Financial Aid