Thank you for helping spread the word about St. Lawrence Seminary to your local community. Whether you graduated last year or 20 years ago, the most important thing is to inform families what your time at St. Lawrence Seminary meant to you. How did it impact your life, how has it helped shape you to the person you are today? How did the education prepare you for college, how did the living environment do that?
What We Are Asking You To Do
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.
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.
All of the students at St. Lawrence Seminary are Catholic.
Strive to have a diverse student body, students come from 7 different countries and 19 different states within the U.S.
Financial Aid is available to all domestic families. St. Lawrence Seminary has never turned a family away due to finances.
Coming up on a weekend visit is the best way to see if St. Lawrence Seminary is right for you.
It doesn’t cost anything to come on a visit, and it gives you a chance to see the school for yourself.
Student Referral Form
Link to Student Form
Here is a free email script you can use when referring students. You can copy + paste the text below or download a Word version.
Hello [STUDENT NAME],
As you make plans for your future, I wanted to provide you with an opportunity you can use when choosing a high school. My alma mater, St. Lawrence Seminary High School has given me the opportunity to offer you a $2,000 scholarship if you name me as a reference when applying.
I am passing along this recommendation because I believe your [PERSONAL TRAIT / FAITH / CHARACTERISTIC] would allow you to excel at St. Lawrence Seminary High School. 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.
My time at St. Lawrence Seminary shaped me into the man I am today and prepared me for college and life beyond. If you’re interested in learning more about St. Lawrence Seminary, you can visit https://info.stlawrence.edu/ student-resources. Here you’ll find more information about the school, financial aid and the experience of attending a boarding school.
I encourage you to attend a Weekend Visit, Day of Discovery or Summer Action Retreat to see the school for yourself.
If this is of interest, you can fill out the form on https://info.stlawrence.edu/ student-resources and mention me as your referral. Filling out the form isn’t an application to St. Lawrence Seminary High School, just a request for more information.
Kind Regards,[YOUR NAME]