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The Tolle Lege Blog

“Tolle Lege” or “Take up and read.” were the words heard by Augustine from a mysterious voice during his transformational conversion to Christianity.  The school’s patron saint was implored by that voice to read the first passage he came across in the Bible.

In this spirit, the Prep’s Tolle Lege Blog shares insight into how boys learn during their transformational educational experience at St. Augustine Prep.

Faithful Films: Summertime Movies For the Family

Posted August 17th, 2023

By: Brendan D. Towell, Director of Engagement at St. Augustine Prep In the spring of 1999, Pope St. John Paul II composed a letter to a particularly important, yet often taken-for-granted audience; he wrote a letter to artists. In...
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St. Augustine Prep – A Training Ground for Virtue

Posted July 25th, 2023

Mr. Brendan Towell | Associate Director of Admissions One of the unique approaches of a St. Augustine Prep education is the intentional endeavor to reclaim the concept of the Christian Gentlemen for our students. This ideal is closely related...
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Mission Over Maintenance

Posted February 8th, 2023

St. Augustine Preparatory School specializes in educating young men and now offers the opportunity for them to begin their journey in this lifelong brotherhood as eighth graders. Special submission to the St. Augustine Blog by Liz Hunter (Suburban Family...
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Advent & Admissions – Seasons of Hope

Posted December 1st, 2022

By Brendan Towell – Associate Director of Admissions November 27, 2022, marked the beginning of the new Liturgical Year in the Catholic Church and the start of the Season of Advent. This season (one of several differentiated by the Church’s...
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Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Posted October 21st, 2022

By Brendan Towell – Associate Director of Admissions Reading has always been my most consistent hobby and this summer I spent time revisiting some of my favorite childhood stories. A few of my favorites include The Little Prince, Charlie and...
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4 Things to Consider Before Choosing a High School

Posted October 3rd, 2022

When parents of middle schoolers begin researching potential schools for their sons, they usually have a checklist of questions to ask before narrowing down their list of preferred schools. One quality that most parents emphasize is academic rigor, but...
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7 Tips for a Smooth Transition to a New School

Posted September 8th, 2022

The transition to a new school is one that makes everyone a little leery. Parents and teens alike recognize the significance of these four years (five if you’re lucky enough to be an 8th-grade Hermit!). Whether it’s taking on...
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St. Augustine Prep Summer Programs for 2022

Posted June 27th, 2022

We all remember how much summer adventures meant when we were growing up. St. Augustine Prep has done all the research and compiled a list of this year’s fun athletic and academic possibilities being held on-campus this summer. There...
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Connected < Belonging

Posted June 16th, 2022

ST. AUGUSTINE PREP KNOWS THE DIFFERENCE & IT’S RESULTING IN BETTER MEN. Mr. Brendan Towell | Associate Director of Admissions Last year I bought a new iPhone, and I distinctly remember the store attendant smiling when she saw my...
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Faculty Reflection – What Makes Us Different by Mrs. Asselta

Posted January 23rd, 2022

by Mrs. Deborah Asselta (Faculty, English Department) Having spent my entire adult career in the secondary classroom at three different schools (a public school, a diocesan school and “The Prep”) makes it easy for me to answer this question....
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