ABOUT ST. LAWRENCE SEMINARY HIGH SCHOOL
St. Lawrence Seminary was founded over 160 years ago by two Swiss diocesan priests, Fr. Francis Haas and Fr. Bonaventure Frey. Today, St. Lawrence Seminary has grown from a tiny institution with only a few students to a thriving school with over 170 students. Boys from across the country and world come to be a part of the strong, proud tradition of St. Lawrence Seminary. Together, they form a group of individuals who have chosen to discern God’s calling in their lives, whether as priests, religious, or lay persons in the Catholic Church.
The Parent’s Guide to St. Lawrence Seminary High School
Considering a boarding school for your son? Parents typically have many questions, and maybe some concerns, that go along with considering sending their child to boarding school. We’ve put together this resource to help guide parents through the benefits of choosing St. Lawrence as an alternative to the traditional high school experience.
In this eBook you will learn:
- The difference between Boarding Schools and College Prep Schools
- Common Myths about Boarding Schools
- Role of Faith at St. Lawrence Seminary
- Academics at St. Lawrence Seminary
- Classes Available to Students
- Extracurriculars Available to Students
- Developing Young Men of Character
The Guide to Financial Aid at St. Lawrence Seminary High School
Boarding school is an important investment in your son’s future. The average boarding school tuition is $38,000. However, it’s important to note that every school is different. Learn more about financial aid with this helpful and informative guide.
In this eBook you will learn:
- More about St. Lawrence Seminary High School
- Understanding costs of a traditional boarding school
- Different types of financial aid available
- The investment for St. Lawrence Seminary High School
- The financial aid process
- Faculty’s perspective
- Your next steps
Boarding School vs. Private School
What’s the difference between boarding school and private school? Both private schools and boarding schools offer many benefits, but there are a few key differences. These differences provide more opportunities for students to form lasting relationships and how to be independent in a safe environment.
Learn what makes St. Lawrence Seminary High School different:
- Strong Sense of community
- Exceptional academic curriculum
- Structure & promoting life skills
The Weekend Visit Experience Guide
St. Lawrence offers a unique admissions process, which includes the Weekend Visit Experience. The Weekend Visit allows potential students to experience residential high school life during the school year.
This guide explains:
- Who should visit
- What happens during the visit
- How to sign up for a visit
Day of Discovery/A Day in the Life of a St. Lawrence Seminary High School Student
The Day of Discovery is an opportunity for early middle school aged boys to come discover St. Lawrence Seminary High School, meet the faculty and staff, and join in Sunday Mass.
St. Lawrence sees the Day of Discovery as an opportunity to share information about our school, to listen to the family’s goals in choosing a high school, and to learn about the prospective student.LEARN MORE AND SCHEDULE YOUR VISIT
ATTEND AN EVENT
Experience St. Lawrence Seminary High School in-person at one of our events.
The Weekend Visit Experience is an opportunity for young Catholic boys, and their family, to explore St. Lawrence Seminary High School. This experience is open to current eighth, ninth and tenth grade students. The Weekend Visit starts for on Friday ends on Saturday. Join us for a weekend to experience the Difference for yourself.Schedule a Visit
Day of Discovery
The Day of Discovery is an opportunity for young Catholic boys and their family to get a sneak peak at the rich and beautiful history that has kept St. Lawrence Seminary a great choice for over 160 years. Join us for Sunday Mass, meet our students, see our campus, and experience the Difference for yourself.Learn More
If you can’t make it out to our campus, check out our student led tour below.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
As a parent, you probably have several questions that go along with what it means to send your child to boarding school. Here are the most common questions we get:
1. DOES EVERYONE WHO GOES TO ST. LAWRENCE BECOME A PRIEST?
No. St. Lawrence is a minor seminary. As such, its mission is to provide an opportunity for young Catholic men in high school to lay a foundation on which they can build a life of ministry in the Catholic Church as laymen, deacons, brothers or priests.
2. HOW MANY ST. LAWRENCE STUDENTS ARE CATHOLIC?
100% of our students are active, practicing Catholics. Learn more about how St. Lawrence Seminary empowers our students through spiritual direction.
3. HOW DO YOUR STUDENTS COMPARE ACADEMICALLY WITH STUDENTS FROM OTHER SCHOOLS?
100% of St. Lawrence graduates are accepted to college. 100% of St. Lawrence students take the ACT, achieving an average composite score between 23 – 24, higher than the State of Wisconsin and national averages, and compares well with other similar private schools in Wisconsin. Get more information about our academic programs.
4. DO YOU OFFER COLLEGE CREDIT COURSES?
St. Lawrence offers an advanced program of study with Marian University of Fond du Lac. After successful completion of the coursework, Marian University issues a college transcript for the course. Qualified St. Lawrence teachers facilitate these classes on our campus. The material included in these classes follows Marian University syllabi and utilizes college textbooks. Classes offered as part of the dual-credit program include: Literary Genres, Modern World Literature, Calculus, Principles of Chemistry, Senior English, Senior Theology, and Biology 2.
5. HOW DIVERSE IS THE STUDENT BODY?
Our students come from all over the world and represent many social and economic backgrounds. Our diverse student body is comprised of:
- 35% Asian
- 30% Hispanic
- 25% Caucasian
- 10% Other
St. Lawrence Seminary admits students of any race, color and national origin.
6. HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE ENROLLED AT ST. LAWRENCE SEMINARY HIGH SCHOOL?
Our average enrollment is approximately 170, which allows us to keep our average class size of under 20 students and student faculty ratio of 9:1.
7. DOES ST. LAWRENCE OFFER FINANCIAL AID?
Yes. There are two types of financial aid. Our admissions coordinators are happy to discuss options with your family to help you plan.