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Theology Teacher Joe Seidel talking with students in class
David Jacobson

The saying, “Boys will be boys” historically came with a wink at young male hijinks, such as roughhousing or horseplay. In the context of education, sometimes the saying carried negative connotations for blithely forgiving those mild misbehaviors.

However, viewed more positively, “Boys will be boys” can express appreciation for their unique energy and the way it propels their growth, learning and contribution to our culture. Through that lens, it is important that there are places where boys can be boys.

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Deborah Edwards

Our next Lunch & Learn with Commandant of Cadets Neil Hetherington will take place on Thursday, January 23.  This free event includes lunch and a discussion on "The Leaders of Tomorrow" from Noon to 1 PM.  Please RSVP at cadets.com/lunch to let us know you will attend!  Additional information on future dates can be found here.

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David Jacobson

Nobody can be an alpha all the time. But everyone can be a leader at some time. That means your son has the capacity for leadership, even if he does not start out as the biggest, strongest, fastest, most athletic, smartest, or most charismatic.

“Some people ask if you’re born with leadership or if it’s learned,” says noted leadership expert Col. Neil Hetherington, U.S. Army (ret.). “Becoming a leader takes a little bit of both. And, it can never be perfected. Every single day I still learn something new about leadership.”

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Deborah Edwards

All new students must take an admissions test; this test is also helpful for class placement.  We use the CogAT, a test that measures cognitive abilities in verbal, quantitative and nonverbal areas.  The three-hour testing period also includes a reading comprehension test and written essay.  We offer three testing dates in January; schedule your test here.

Understanding Saint Thomas Academy Financial Assistance
Deborah Edwards

Saint Thomas Academy's Director of Business Affairs, Pam Kunkel, hosts a financial assistance webinar for parents of prospective students. This is an opportunity to learn how to apply for financial assistance and learn more about real parent experiences. To view the webinar, please click here.

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Deborah Edwards

No stranger to the Academy, Claire Prescott is thrilled to be teaching English to freshmen cadets.  Prescott’s husband, father, uncle and two brothers attended the Academy and she herself graduated from Visitation.  Prescott attended St. Mary’s College at Notre Dame and recently completed her master’s degree in English literature at the University of St. Thomas.

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