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Faculty Spotlight: Mr. Anthony Iaconelli P’10

Posted December 16th, 2020

Every teacher brings passion to the classroom at St. Augustine Prep but as is the case at every school, there is always a legendary few that make the experience a special one.  Mr. Tony Iaconelli P’10 is one of...
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Senior Seminar: PREParation for Life after Richland

Posted November 3rd, 2020

The following article was written by John Kolesar ’21.  Jack, as he is known to his Hermit Brothers, is a four-year rugby player who has career aspirations in the world of media & marketing.  Like many of his classmates,...
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Course in Constitutional Law Excites Students

Posted October 29th, 2020

  Offered as an elective, Constitutional Law is one of many courses in the wide ranging curriculum here at St. Augustine Prep.  Constitutional Law deals with both the interpretation and implementation of the United States Constitution. Given that the...
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Freshman Foundations: The Building Blocks of Success

Posted October 27th, 2020

A young man’s high school years serve as the most transformative phase of his life.  Freshmen arrive at St. Augustine eager to face this challenge of passing through adolescence to adulthood, preparing themselves for the post-high school world of...
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The Connection Between Co-Curricular Activities & Academic Success — It’s a Science.

Posted September 10th, 2020

It may not be news to you that students who participate in activities tend to perform better in school. Studies have repeatedly shown that involvement in the arts, athletics, and interest-based clubs foster skills that can be transferred to...
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Six College-Prep Steps for Middle School

Posted February 29th, 2020

Your middle school student is taking this new chapter of increasing academic challenges and uncharted social territory in stride. While you are adjusting to your child’s new level of independence, the idea of him leaving home for college seems...
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The #1 Way to Prepare Your Middle-Schooler for High School

Posted February 21st, 2020

Look beyond the books. You know your child — he’s more than a test-taker. He’s a musician, an athlete, a future leader, a friend. He has a mind, a body, and a spirit. It makes sense that his high...
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Epic Student Summer Plans Richland NJ Athletic & Academic Camps

Posted June 6th, 2019

You remember how much summer adventures meant when you were growing up! We have done all the research and compiled a huge list of local athletic, academic, and fun possibilities for this year. It’s time to help your child...
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4 Ways Boys Learn Differently — And How to Create an Optimal Learning Environment for Them

Posted May 7th, 2019

Throughout your son’s childhood, did you hear others say things like, “he’s all boy?” Sometimes this feels like stereotyping, but if well-meaning friends or family made similar statements while observing your child, neuroscience tells us there’s a reason. Boys...
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7 Tips for a Smooth Transition to High School

Posted April 2nd, 2019

The transition to high school is one that makes everyone a little leery. Parents and teens alike recognize the significance of these four years. Whether it is taking on more challenging academics, widening social circles, or preparing for college,...
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