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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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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

Student Blog: Heritage Hoopla

Posted by Ellison Juern on Apr 2, 2019 2:57:00 PM

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Topics: Student Blogs

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

10 Tips for Lent

Posted by Rick Voell on Mar 11, 2019 12:18:01 PM

“Happy Lent!” “Have a good Lent!” These greetings sound like an oxymoron. In the midst of spiritual and physical discipline, introspection and ardor, ‘happy’ is probably the last word on my list during my Lenten journey. Yet, here we are entering our Lenten desert once again. What happens when we take time to step out of our daily, routine and possibly mundane lives for this experience in the desert? Let me break open a few spiritual disciplines that are deepened during our Lenten experience.

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Topics: Faith & Formation

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

Christmas Traditions at SLS

Posted by Jeff Krieg on Dec 18, 2018 2:36:28 PM

Beginning on campus in the days after Thanksgiving, the preparations for the celebration of Christmas become all the more obvious as times goes by. The bright lights illuminate the darkness that comes so early in December. Dorms get decked out with a variety of decorations. The Main Building first floor hallway features evergreen garlands and wreaths, filling the corridor with a wonderful scent. Christmas trees appear in various places all over campus. The general sense of festivity begins on campus and is carried home by SLS students who partake in a variety of their own particular Christmas traditions.

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Topics: Campus & Events, Residential Life & Co-curricular Activities

How St. Lawrence Prepares Students for Spiritual Success

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Dec 4, 2018 11:40:51 AM


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Topics: Faith & Formation

7 Vital Skills To Be a Successful Student

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Dec 3, 2018 4:59:42 PM

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