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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.

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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Technology in the Classroom: St. Augustine Preparatory Best Practices

Posted April 30th, 2018

Technology in the Classroom: St. Augustine Preparatory Best Practices A Balancing Act As you’re well aware, your son is maturing in an increasingly complex and sometimes confusing world. Technology poses some of the greatest challenges he will face now...
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6 Benefits of Choosing a Boys’ School

Posted April 12th, 2018

For better or worse, he will change.   Your son’s high school years are quickly approaching. He’s going to decide what kind of man to be, and there’s no doubt that education will profoundly shape his long-term success —...
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The Why Behind Immersive Learning

Posted February 23rd, 2018

Think of a skill you’ve mastered in your life. Maybe it’s as simple as learning to walk as a toddler. Or navigating the road for the first time after getting your permit as a teen. In your adult life,...
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5 Ways School Culture Impacts Parents and Students

Posted January 24th, 2018

Parents considering which high school will be the best fit for their son need to take a careful look at a school’s culture — its values, traditions, and daily way of life. What are the core principles that make...
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7 Questions to Ask When Touring a High School

Posted January 18th, 2018

You already know that high school is a time of incredible growth. That’s why finding the right learning environment for your son is so important to you. These four years will set the stage for your child’s future as...
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