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"There is nothing more important to Saint Lawrence Seminary than the importance of community and religion. A sense of community is built into every student, faculty and staff member in order for the seminary to arrive at its full potential as a college prep high school. Religion plays a big role in the lives of those associated with SLS as the school year challenges those in the community to further their knowledge and relationship with God. "
Choosing a high school for your son can be a difficult decision. So many things need to be considered. How do St. Lawrence students compare academically with students from other schools? How is financial aid determined? When can I see my son? How often does he get to come home? When can I call him? These are all very good questions, and there are countless more on your mind, we’re sure.
Feel free to contact the Admissions Staff with any questions you have at any time. In the meantime, we’ve compiled a lot of factual information about the school for your perusal here.
St. Lawrence Seminary High School is a private, Catholic, seven-day residential school for young men, founded in 1860 by Capuchin Franciscans. It is a community and institution that exists to promote, foster, and live principles proclaimed in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and articulated in the Roman Catholic Church. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
St. Lawrence admits students of any race, color and national origin. The student population presently measures approximately 37% Hispanic, 22%Caucasian, 17% Vietnamese, 5% Korean, 4% Filipino, 2% Hmong, 4% African American, 9% Mixed-Anglo and other.
The campus is comprised of 13 buildings on 80 acres atop a hill in the rolling countryside of central Wisconsin. We are located approximately 60 miles north of Milwaukee.
You can contact the school at:
St. Lawrence Seminary | 301 Church Street | Mount Calvary, Wisconsin 53057
There are 29 faculty members. Thirteen teachers have a B.A. or B.S. degree. Thirteen have Masters degrees, two have a PhD. and two have a D.Min. The student-teacher ratio is 9:1.
Consistently, 98% of our graduates enter a post-secondary institution immediately after graduation.
College Courses Available
St. Lawrence Seminary offers an advanced program of study with Marian College of Fond du Lac. After successful completion of the coursework, Marian College will issue a college transcript for the course. Our own professors teach these classes on our campus. The material included in these classes follows Marian College syllabi and utilizes college textbooks.
Classes offered as part of the dual-credit program include: Literary Genres, and Modern World Literature: 3 credits each; Calculus: 5 credits; Advanced Chemistry: 4 credits; and U.S. History: 3 credits.
All St. Lawrence students take the PLAN, PSAT, and ACT or SAT tests. Seniors taking the ACT test have scored, on average the following composite scores: 2003: 21.60 | 2004: 22.00 | 2005: 23.40 | 2006: 22.20 | 2007: 23.10 | 2008: 23.70 | 2009: 23.80.
St. Lawrence’s academic curriculum reflects a strong bias toward college preparation. Students are expected to maintain a 2.0 or better cumulative average and pursue a college preparatory schedule each year. Because all students admitted to St. Lawrence are college preparatory level students, it would be unfair to rank our students. The last student in the class should meet the requirements for admission to most colleges and universities. The class of 2010 consists of 48 seniors. The frequency distribution of unweighted cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale after 6 semesters is: 4.0-3.75 =4; 3.74-3.5 =7; 3.49-3.25=9; 3.24-3.0=4; 2.9-2.75: 6.
A total of 24 credits are required for graduation. Students are expected to pursue a college preparatory course of study including the following credits: English 4.0, Math 3.0, Science 3.0, Social Studies 3.0, World Language 2.0, Religion 2.4, Physical Education 1.6, Humanities .5, Fine Arts .5, Keyboarding/Health/Freshmen Guidance 1.0,
Fine Arts and Technological Education
Design & Process, Basic Woodworking Technology, Advanced Woodworking Technology, Mechanical Drawing, Advanced Mechanical Drawing, Music Theory, Music Appreciation, Band, Chorus, Basic Art, Advanced Art, Classical Humanities and Post Classical Humanities.
Keyboarding, Computer Applications, Advanced Computer Applications, Accounting and Business Law.
Spanish 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5; German 1, 2, 3 and 4; Latin 1 and 2, Latin Prose, and Latin Poetry.
World History; American Government; U.S. History; Social Problems 1 and 2; Psychology 1 and 2; and Economics.
General Science, Biology 1 and 2, Chemistry, Advanced Chemistry and Physics.
Algebra, Geometry, Advanced Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Trigonometry, Probability and Statistics and Algebra 3.
English 9 and 10, American Literature, World Literature, Modern World Literature and Introduction to Literary Genres.
Physical Education 9, 10, 11 and 12; Freshman Guidance 1 and 2; and Health.
Freshman Theology; Introduction to Theology; Jesus, the Christ; Prayer and the Sacraments; Christian Morality; World Religions; Junior Leadership; Senior Leadership; Senior Theology; and Foundations of Christian Experience.
"St. Lawrence gave me the opportunity to grow and mature, an opportunity that would not have been equaled at a “normal” high school. I have made friends who have become brothers. I would not be the person I am today if I hadn’t attended St. Lawrence."