Extracurriculars Enrich the High School Experience

Benefits Beyond Academics When choosing a private high school, prospective students and their families should take a good look at extracurricular offerings – including sports, clubs, activities, performing arts and more – that both complement the academic experience and contribute to students' personal growth and overall well-being.  Remember: Because they are independent, private schools are [...]

By |2024-05-01T13:21:40-05:00May 1st, 2024|Admissions, Resources|0 Comments

Service and Scholarship

Students Should Focus on Both During their crucial high school years, students should prioritize community service alongside their studies, extracurricular activities, and leadership roles within the school. Service to others offers a wide array of benefits for high schoolers, from personal growth to academic improvement, social development, and even career exploration and community engagement. [...]

By |2024-05-01T12:51:59-05:00May 1st, 2024|Admissions, Resources|0 Comments

College Planning Starts in Ninth Grade

A Systematic Approach to Academic Goal-Setting Today, students and their families are realizing the importance of individual academic planning throughout the high school years when charting a course toward a preferred college. Academic planning not only helps students navigate their educational journey, but also allows them to maximize their school experience by choosing their preferred [...]

By |2024-04-22T12:57:59-05:00April 22nd, 2024|Admissions, Resources|0 Comments

How to Prep for College Prep

Get Started on Good Habits Now The jump from the expectations in 8th grade to the expectations and workload in 9th grade is a significant transition in a student’s life, especially if they’re attending a college prep institution. Suddenly, proactive life skills like time management, goal-setting, effective study habits and remaining organized are not [...]

By |2024-03-21T16:04:59-05:00March 21st, 2024|Resources, Admissions|0 Comments

Take Us Higher: Pathways to Independent Learning Class

This course is the third in a series of enrichment courses for middle school students sponsored by St. Thomas High School. The first two are Step Up Study Skills and Preparation for the High School Entrance Exams. In Pathways to Independent Learning, students are given tools and strategies to take charge of the learning process. [...]

By |2023-12-21T14:08:07-06:00December 21st, 2023|Academics, Admissions, Resources|0 Comments

Navigating the Private School Admissions Process

It’s Time to Make A Strong Impression After careful research and deliberation, you’ve decided to apply to private school – congratulations on this important decision. Private schools typically have limited seats and a competitive application process, so it’s essential to make a compelling case for yourself to stand out among other applicants. First of all, [...]

By |2023-10-30T13:03:34-05:00October 30th, 2023|Admissions, Resources|0 Comments

The Benefits of a Catholic Education

Parents who want the best for their students have many educational options. You may have already decided that private school is your preference; but within that group, you’ll find religiously affiliated schools that do an excellent job at creating tomorrow’s leaders. For many Catholic families – and others – Catholic high schools are appealing [...]

By |2023-08-24T15:15:16-05:00August 24th, 2023|Admissions, Resources|0 Comments

Are Private School Students Successful?

It’s only natural that families want the best for their students navigating those all-so-important high school years. These years have the power to determine the direction of a person’s life, so the potential educational, social, spiritual and career outcomes of enrollment in a particular school are often of top concern for families. Research has [...]

By |2023-08-24T15:15:11-05:00August 24th, 2023|Admissions, Resources|0 Comments

Can I afford a Private College Preparatory High School?

You want the best education for your child, and to find a school that will successfully prepare him or her for college, life, family, service and beyond. Based on everything you’ve researched and learned, private school has become an important option to consider. Now comes the most practical consideration: can you afford it? Rest [...]

By |2024-03-01T12:18:35-06:00August 24th, 2023|Admissions, Resources|0 Comments
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