St. Augustine Blogs

Freshman Experience

In Freshman Experience, our students use their voices to help younger members of the Brotherhood make the transition from junior high to high school through first person narratives on everything from studying to sports to clubs.

Luke Scarpello: Branching Out

Posted February 5th, 2019

The transition from middle school to St. Augustine Prep has gone very well for me – especially under some stressful conditions. First of all, my family and I made the decision to attend the Prep very late in my...
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Nick Galinus: Life Outside the Classroom

Posted January 16th, 2019

Athletics are a prominent part of life at St. Augustine Prep. As it is an all-boys school, we love to play our sports, and I am no exception. I have participated in cross country and track since third grade,...
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John Sooy: A Unique Learning Environment

Posted December 4th, 2018

In many ways, the learning environment of St. Augustine Prep differs from that of a typical public school. When I entered the doors for my first day of classes on August 27th, I knew I was stepping into a...
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Will Reynolds: Building Relationships

Posted May 1st, 2017

Since coming to the Prep, I have grown in many areas of my life, whether it be spiritually, socially, academically, etc. If I had to choose one area in which I have grown the most, I would have to...
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Sean Cottrell: My Growth

Posted April 7th, 2017

When I first came to St. Augustine Prep I knew it was going to be challenging to manage both my academic and extracurricular activities.  I was also a stranger in an unfamiliar school with no friends from grade school to lean...
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Conor Ogborn: Those Times have Changed

Posted March 3rd, 2017

I have improved on many things during my time here at The Prep, but the most notable improvement is in my time management skills. In middle school, I was always home by three o’clock with very little work to do....
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Christopher VandenBerg: A One-Of-A-Kind Friendship

Posted November 8th, 2016

Someone I am surprised to be friends with is my friend Sajan. Sajan, if you don’t already know, is a really big guy, but don’t let his appearance make you think is a mean guy. He is one of...
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Darren Lavin: My Hermit Brother Nick, The Absolute Madman

Posted November 8th, 2016

To be perfectly honest, I expected my freshman year at St. Augustine Preparatory School to be difficult. To say I am pleasantly surprised is an understatement. I am astonished at the true Brotherhood the boys in my class have...
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Jacob Cobb: Looking Back On My First Week At The Prep

Posted October 25th, 2016

Looking back on my first week at the Prep, I now realize how incredible it really was.  In just five days, I made several new friends, met all of my teachers, and attended three school-wide events. Overall my first...
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Alec Manzer: My First Day at the Prep

Posted October 25th, 2016

The morning of my first day was complete chaos. I lost my uniform, almost missed my ride to school, and it just didn’t seem like the day was going to go my way. The drive felt like forever, and...
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