The following blog comes from one of our students and was originally published in an issue of Hilltopics.
Many students who are curious about joining Saint Lawrence Seminary for high school get to experience the life of an SLS student by attending one of the school’s weekend visits. The Weekend Visit Experience allows 8th – 10th grade boys the opportunity to do just that. Visitors and students join together in various activities such as meals, classes, prayers and Mass. The Weekend Visit Experience begins with the visitors arriving on Thursday afternoon and lasts through Sunday morning. The visitors start the day off as a Saint Lawrence student would by waking up at 6:20 A.M. for breakfast. The visitors then join the SLS students at morning prayer and Friday morning Mass. They then follow the student class schedule and meet with teachers and staff. Parents are asked to join their sons on Saturday and Sunday, where the visitors share their personal understanding of the school. Weekend visit parent, Oscar Lazaro, expressed his impression of the school by saying, “The campus is very beautiful, and the people here are very friendly.”
The visitors are able to get fully involved in the school’s activities. They are able to take part in the school’s basketball games, soccer games, tennis matches, and can even participate in school parties and celebrations. Parent, Oscar Lazaro, also said, “I loved the gym activities and all the activities we did.” For example, the school might play movies during the weekend and the visitors can take part in these activities to really experience the life of an SLS student. Last year the weekend visitors were able to experience an enjoyable weekend during fall and participated in the Halloween activities including the haunted house, which the seniors host each year.
Taking part in the weekend visits at Saint Lawrence Seminary allows the visitors to experience what residential high school life is like for Catholic young men. They are able to explore the school, meet with the staff and students, and involve themselves in all the normal activities of the current students at SLS. With this experience to remember, we hope they might become future Hilltoppers.
St. Lawrence Seminary is an all boys Catholic boarding school located in Mt. Calvary, Wisconsin. We welcome students from Minnesota, Illinois and across the United States. Inspired by the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the example of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Lawrence Seminary provides a residential college preparatory education in a living Catholic community nurturing mature, well-rounded men of faith. See if St. Lawrence is right for you and your son.