St. Lawrence has existed, since its founding in 1860, as a school for the formation of Catholic high school and college young men interested in pursuing a vocation to ministry in the Catholic Church.
As the understanding of ministry has grown within the Church, the school has historically adjusted its purpose to respond to the various ministerial needs of the Church and society.
Underlying the school’s philosophy is the conviction that the primary obligation of all Christians is to witness to gospel values in that life vocation to which God calls them.
Combined with this belief is the additional conviction that such values are not only the path to eternal salvation and union with God for each individual but also the only real remedy for the ills of the human community.
Therefore, the staff of St. Lawrence wishes to promote and foster these values in themselves and in the adolescents who enter into and participate in the life of the community.
The overriding purpose for St. Lawrence’s existence is to promote, foster, and live principles and values announced in the gospel of Jesus Christ and articulated in the Catholic Church.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked WI School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 182 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,500
  • Acceptance rate: 89%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Year Founded
1860

Student Body

Total Students
182 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
79%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade
St. Lawrence Seminary High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size
17 students
Average SAT score
1180
Average ACT score
24
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Khaki pants and solid colored polo shirts)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition includes room, board, book rental, class dues, student council fees, initial school sweatshirt and Phy Ed uniform. We offer need based financial aid to all domestic families to assist in the affordability.
% on Financial Aid
65%
Acceptance Rate
89%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Mr. David Bartel
Admissions Associate
Deann Sippel

Sports

Total Sports Offered
7 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Astronomy, Band, Bike Club, Bowling, Choir, Drama, Forensics, Hilltopics, Human Rights, International, Math Team, Reading Clubs, Student Government, Table Tennis, weightlifting, Yearbook

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked WI School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 182 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,500
  • Acceptance rate: 89%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Wisconsin is $3,998 for elementary schools and $8,370 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Wisconsin is 95% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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