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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


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.

1. A Sense of Brotherhood

Students are placed in fraternities of 10-12 boys that are balanced on grade, culture and compatibility. These fraternities forge lifelong friendships. The core of the fraternity is the seniors and the freshmen they sponsor. Every freshman has a senior sponsor. Each new upperclassman has a sponsor from his own grade. Through the school year, fraternities sit together in chapel, lead prayer for the entire community, participate in liturgical ministries for mass together, and compete in social events together such as Winter Carnival and Field Day. These create friendships that last a lifetime.

2. Sports and Extracurricular Activities

No matter his interests, St. Lawrence Seminary has an activity for every boy. We pride ourselves on our athleticism and how we integrate faith into sports. All students are encouraged to participate in the interscholastic programs that are available on campus, and our sports teams accommodate all skill levels.

There are also 15 core clubs/societies at St. Lawrence Seminary, ranging from reading club to bike club. Given the dedication and involvement of our faculty and staff, there is no doubt that if a student wants to take part in a club that is not offered, he only has to ask, and that club can be created!

3. College Preparation

We know how important an education is for a young boy’s development. On average, our students are better prepared to face college compared to public school students.

At SLS, we encourage students to develop true depth of thought and understanding. Instead of just memorizing answers for a test, our students truly understand what they learn by learning how to ask critical questions and think beyond the surface.

Still need more convincing? If you’re a parent considering sending your son to St. Lawrence Seminary High School? We invite you to check out our free resource: The Parent’s Guide to St. Lawrence Seminary High School.

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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.