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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.

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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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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