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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 Sending Your Son to Boarding School Doesn’t Have to Be as Difficult as You Might Think

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Sep 9, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Many of us have heard the saying “if you love someone, set them free.” Setting someone free means letting them explore themselves and the world without limitations. Parents know all too well that it can be difficult sending a child away for college, but parents of current boarding school students can attest to a similar feeling when they send their children off to boarding school for high school.

But the decision to send your son to boarding school does not have to be as difficult as you might think. Boarding school provides safety, academic structure, expressive freedom and so many other benefits for all students and reassurance for parents.

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Topics: Boarding School for High School

5 Differences Between Boarding School and Private Day School

Posted by Francisco Sauceda on Jul 23, 2019 1:30:00 PM

It’s safe to say that at the core, all schools strive to educate their students and prepare them for success after graduation.

It’s also true that each school takes various approaches to help their students reach their goals, and when it comes to boarding school versus private day school, they can have many similarities but they can also be very different.

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Topics: Boarding School for High School

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

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

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

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

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

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, Academics, Residential Life & Co-curricular Activities

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