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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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Why Our Students Love SLS

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Oct 4, 2018 11:28:29 AM

We spend a lot of time talking about why parents should choose St. Lawrence Seminary for their son, but not as much time showing why our students love us. Here are a few reasons why our students say they love their experiences at SLS.

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Topics: Residential Life & Co-curricular Activities, Mission & Values, Academics

A New Academic Year Means New Beginnings

Posted by Katie Daane on Sep 10, 2018 2:06:00 PM

When parents prepare for the school year, they often focus on making sure their student has all the right supplies. As the school year nears, those students very often try to push all thoughts of school away, diving more intensely into the waning leisure of summer. When teachers prepare for the school year, their focuses can vary significantly, though, likely all of them are interested in making the upcoming year one of the most successful they can for their students. The students of St. Lawrence Seminary returned to the Hill much earlier than many students in other schools; however, they were met with enthusiastic teachers who all had a vision for the year ahead.

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Topics: Residential Life & Co-curricular Activities, Academics, College & Life Preparation

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

Scholastic St. Lawrence - Top Books of the 2017-18 Year

Posted by Katie Daane on Dec 21, 2017 2:00:00 PM

If ever there was a season made for reading, it was winter. Why? Well, at least in Wisconsin, winter conjures images of staying inside where it’s warm, wrapping up in a blanket, serving up a hot drink and an even better book. (Though, really, for an English teacher like me, any season is the right one for reading.) If you’re looking for a good book to read this winter—or any time of year—here are a few you might find worth your time.

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Topics: Academics

An Inside Look at St. Lawrence Seminary High School (Video)

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Dec 7, 2017 1:40:06 PM

St. Lawrence Seminary High School provides its students with a remarkable, well rounded education. SLS nurtures mature, well-rounded men of faith who are preparing for lives as priests and religious leaders. Our core values of spirituality, diversity, knowledge and humble commitment exudes from our students and faculty. What truly makes our school so unique, is the high level of involvement between our faculty and students.

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

St. Lawrence Seminary High School’s Tips and Tricks for SAT/ACT Prep

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Nov 16, 2017 4:02:00 PM

As a student nearing the college application process, do you know there are many tips and tricks out there to help you tackle the SAT’s and ACT’s? Familiarizing yourself with as much information as possible will equip you to do your best on exam day. With rigorous preparation beforehand, St. Lawrence is confident you can learn how to ace these exams! Let’s take a deeper look at what these tests are all about and how to you can prepare for these tests.

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Topics: Academics

The Importance of a Parent-Teacher Relationship in Boarding School

Posted by Fr. Zoy Garibay on Nov 2, 2017 3:22:22 PM

The education of a child does not rest solely inside the walls of a classroom, nor is it limited within the confines of a school building or its campus. Rather, it goes beyond that—back to the child’s home and to wherever the child is at in the company of parents or delegated adults. Thus, the relationship between parents and teachers are crucial to the effective education of the child. Not only parents and teachers, but also other staff members, supervisors, and administrators must work collaboratively in order to be effective in this enterprise.

Note: Want to know more about how SLS goes beyond the books to teach students? Read about it in our blog here!

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Topics: Boarding School for High School, Academics

How Do Boarding Schools Promote Life Skills?

Posted by Jeff Krieg on Mar 7, 2017 2:03:03 PM

A boarding school may be an excellent way to prepare for future success in practical ways. The unique setting of a boarding school promotes numerous life skills. Many of these skills, as detailed below, are exactly the sorts of skills usable in adult life and also the kind of skills that employers look for in potential employees: being independent, working well with others, creative problem solving, being open and sensitive to a wide variety of personal differences in peers, and displaying aptitude for loyalty, dependability and competence.

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

What Sets St. Lawrence Seminary above the Rest?

Posted by Katie Daane on Feb 28, 2017 11:51:00 AM


When choosing a high school, it has become somewhat counter-cultural to consider a boarding school. In today’s society, families more often want to remain close to their children and more directly involved in their daily lives. However, there are many reasons for and benefits of choosing St. Lawrence Seminary High School.

Many schools provide students with academic challenges that will help them succeed in higher education, and there are others that provide students with faith-deepening experiences. Being a residential school helps to set St. Lawrence Seminary High School apart from other schools that attempt to achieve those purposes in a day-school setting. The program at St. Lawrence is meant to engage students holistically — looking at every part of the child and working to nurture their development.

Our program focuses on developing the four main components of our students’ lives: academic, residential, co-curricular, and spiritual.

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

3 Reasons Why You Should Consider Going to a Boarding School for High School

Posted by Rick Voell on Nov 15, 2016 11:49:00 AM

Many parents decide to put their children in a traditional high school setting without considering the benefits of an alternative high school experience. But if parents would take the time to research and consider choosing boarding school for their high school-age children, they might realize the various benefits of an option like boarding school over traditional high school.

So, what are the benefits of boarding school?

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Topics: Boarding School for High School, Academics