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.
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:
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Learn how to budget for boarding 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 great guide.
In this eBook you will learn:
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What’s the difference between boarding school and private school? Choosing a school for your son is an important decision. Both private schools and boarding schools offer many benefits, but there are a few key differences. At St. Lawrence Seminary, we find these differences provide more opportunities for students to form lasting relationships while also learning how to be independent in a safe environment.
Download this eBook and learn what makes St. Lawrence Seminary High School different like:
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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 goes into detail about who the visit is for, what is done during the visit, and how to sign up for a visit.
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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.
Unfortunately, due to the impact of Covid-19, we cannot offer this event at this time. Virtual options are available. However, you can still access our resource: A Day in the Life of a St. Lawrence Seminary High School Student.
Experience St. Lawrence Seminary High School in-person at one of our events. If you can’t make it out to our campus, check out our student led tour above.
The Weekend Visit Experience is an opportunity for young Catholic boys to explore St. Lawrence as a prospective high school. This experience is open to current eighth, ninth and tenth grade students. The weekend traditionally runs Thursday through Sunday and allows students to experience a residential high school life during the course of the school year. Due to the impact of Covid-19, weekend visits in the fall of 2020 will be limited to a Friday through Saturday visit, with overnight accommodations provided at a local hotel. Live, virtual visits are also available.
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. Unfortunately, due to the impact of Covid-19, we cannot offer this event at this time. Virtual options are available.
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:
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.
100% of our students are active, practicing Catholics. Learn more about how St. Lawrence Seminary empowers our students through spiritual direction.
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.
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.
Our students come from all over the world and represent many social and economic backgrounds. Our diverse student body is comprised of:
St. Lawrence Seminary admits students of any race, color and national origin.
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.