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

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

May 2018 Rector's Corner

Posted by Fr. Zoy Garibay on May 1, 2018 11:32:00 AM

“And it happened that, while Jesus was with two of his disciples at table, he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them. With that their eyes were opened and they recognized him, but he vanished from their sight. Then they said to each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he spoke to us on the way and opened the scriptures to us?” Then the two recounted what had taken place on the way and how Jesus was made known to them in the breaking of the bread.”
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Topics: Message From The Rector

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

April 2018 Rector's Corner

Posted by Fr. Zoy Garibay on Apr 1, 2018 11:27:00 AM

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
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Topics: Message From The Rector

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 SLS Helps Young Men Grow in Virtue

Posted by Katie Daane on Feb 1, 2018 2:55:00 PM

When you ask what makes St. Lawrence Seminary special, you are likely to get a range of answers, depending on who you’ve asked. But nearly every answer will lead you back to SLS’s Mission and Values. These core beliefs are at the heart of every rationale, decision, and aspect of our program. Over the course of two, three, or four years, boys who are daring enough to embrace our program grow into impressive young men of faith. We ask a lot of our students, but we work to instill in them the tools they need to live these core values of St. Lawrence Seminary.

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Topics: Mission & Values, Faith & Formation, College & Life Preparation