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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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Finding Friends in High School: How Clubs Can Help You Connect

Posted March 7th, 2019

While high school brings a whole new level of academic challenges, the biggest fear of most high school students is around social interactions, especially at the start of high school. Many teens wonder how they will make friends in...
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4 Ways to Measure the Rigor of High School Curriculum

Posted February 8th, 2019

When parents of middle schoolers begin shopping for a high school for their son, they usually have in mind a checklist of what they’re seeking. One quality that almost every parent looks for is a school that emphasizes academic...
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Out of the Classroom and Into the Workplace: The Best Way to Explore Careers

Posted January 9th, 2019

If you’re the parent of a prospective high school freshman, you may be wondering how to set your son on the right track to success. You’d like to see him strengthening his skills during the all-important high school years....
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Teacher Impact: The Link Between Student Success and Faculty Involvement

Posted November 16th, 2018

Think back to the life skills you learned as a teenager. Whether those were study skills, social skills, athletic skills, or even how-to-navigate-adolescence skills, it’s likely that you recall a significant someone who came alongside you as a teacher...
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A Beginner’s Guide to Choosing a Concentration

Posted August 22nd, 2018

A Beginner’s Guide to Choosing a Concentration It’s a common question that parents enjoy asking kids: What do you want to be when you grow up? While the answer is usually just fun speculation for a preschooler or elementary...
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5 Benefits of a Faith-Based Education

Posted August 1st, 2018

If you’ve looked at school options, you’ve realized that many private schools are vying for your attention. But what about the distinctive category of private schools that offer faith-based education? What makes them different and why should you consider...
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Moving On: Next Steps for Graduates John Farinelli and Arjun Mathur

Posted June 13th, 2018

It’s never easy to transition from one school to another. When St. Augustine seniors John Farinelli and Arjun Mathur look back on themselves as freshmen at the Prep, they recall the challenges of adjusting to a new environment. Fresh...
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Summer in Richland: All About Hermits Camps

Posted May 23rd, 2018

At St. Augustine Prep, summer is a time to mentally refresh, play, and make a few friends. Does your son want to pick up rowing? Try his hand at 3D printing? Get insider study tips for high school? We’ve...
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8 Strategies to Ace Final Exams

Posted May 10th, 2018

The end of the school year is here, but before summer sets in there’s one last challenge: final exams. Exams can be daunting for even the most high-performing students, and there’s a good chance you’re just as stressed as...
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