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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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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

10 Questions to Ask When Comparing Boarding Schools

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Nov 8, 2018 9:15:00 AM

Choosing a boarding school for your son isn’t easy. You may have concerns about what life is like a boarding school or how well your son will be prepare for college. There are many factors to consider.

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

Fall On the Hill

Posted by Katie Daane on Nov 6, 2018 11:00:00 AM


Fall in Wisconsin is a beautiful time: the hardwoods change to myriad colors, the sunsets and sunrises take on brilliant streaks of orange and pink, and the crisp mornings create a sparkling frost that reflects the early sun’s rays. But fall on the Hill of Happiness is a beautiful time not just because of the natural beauty that surrounds it - it is a season filled with beautiful transitions.
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Topics: Mission & Values, Residential Life & Co-curricular Activities

November 2018 Rector's Corner

Posted by Fr. Zoy Garibay on Nov 1, 2018 2:59:00 PM

In the liturgical calendar, the month of November begins with the Solemnity of All Saints. The saints are men and women who, while on earth, lived exemplary lives in holiness. They responded to God’s call, bore witness to the faith, and remained faithful to the end. Now, they enjoy their eternal reward in heaven. This important feast is not only a celebration but also reminder for all of us of what we are all called to become: Saints.
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Topics: Message From The Rector

Feel the Spirit: SLS Celebrates Spirit Week

Posted by Katie Daane on Nov 1, 2018 11:06:32 AM


As the end of October approaches, the students of St. Lawrence Seminary find themselves enjoying the new routines of crisp air and shorter days, and many find themselves looking forward to the annual spirit week celebrations.
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Topics: Residential Life & Co-curricular Activities

Student Group Spotlight: International Club

Posted by Katie Daane on Oct 16, 2018 11:50:00 AM

As people learn about St. Lawrence Seminary, one of the most striking things many comment on is the ethnic diversity of the student body. Attracting students from across the United States, and even internationally, the demographics are incongruent for a school that is situated square in the middle of a very rural Wisconsin county. However, that diversity reflects the church as a whole and it’s a defining value of St. Lawrence. So it isn’t surprising that that diversity is honored in a student club: the International Club.

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4 Myths About Boarding School, Answered

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Oct 11, 2018 10:30:00 AM

There is a lot of misinformation floating around about boarding schools. Many parents aren’t sure what to make of boarding schools, or believe outdated stereotypes. We want to help you separate fact from fiction by shedding light on some of the common myths surrounding what a boarding school experience can offer a high school student.

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Topics: Boarding School for High School, Residential Life & Co-curricular Activities