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St Laurence High School

Private | 9-12 | 153 students


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Posted July 15, 2013

What a great school for boys. My son was welcomed on his first day as a Freshman and this experience was just the beginning. This is a tight, highly involved environment that brings out the best in each individual. Now a senior, he has become very involved with the schools activites. Kudos to Mr. Muting. He really knows what he is doing. I'm so glad we sent our son here.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 25, 2013

My son just graduated from St Laurence. He worked hard and was in the top 10% of his class. If your son wants a HS experience where he gets to be in individual and not just a number, then you should send him here. Teachers were very interactive with him. You can call and speak directly to the principal or any other administrator. St L costs less than other private HS in the area and they arent always twisting your arm to make donations. Sure there is fund raising but ST L doesnt pressure or make mandatory donation requests..Whatever activity my son wanted to try he, he was given an opportunity to succeed. My wife is a teacher and felt that the staff at ST L was excellent. No school is perfect, but ST L was perfect for my son. ST L isnt an ultra-competitive school in sports or academics, but both students and staff try really hard and care about each other. If I had more boys, Id definitely make them Vikings. My older son graduated from Marist and wasnt happy he went there becuz Marist got too big. I tried to talk to the principal about an issue my son had at Marist and he never responded even after several contact attempts.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 20, 2013

Saint Laurence always makes you feel welcome. A diverse group of students along with a great ciriculum. Numerous clubs for you to join to keep you involved even if you aren't in a particular sport. The school has something for everyone and is reasonably priced. Quality and personable teachers make for a great experience.
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Posted October 12, 2010

I love St. Laurence School because we are family there. They go out of their way to help families who are struggling to keep their boys in school. They help as best they can. That is why they really can use the $20,000 because they are always trying to help our families.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 12, 2010

It feels like home! The staff, teachers, parents and students are good people, who really care about the well being of each and every student! Leaders are born here and heart of gold are found here! Life is Good!
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Posted August 2, 2009

The student body is the most diverse I've ever encountered. Integration is there, of course groups are formed -- that's natural, but when I was a student, my peers made a conscious effort to talk to everyone. This is what separates STL from the rest of the pack. Tolerance and discipline is expected while school pride is contagious. The faculty -- at least when I was there -- was amazing. When I look back, the kids/young adults were not 'fake' nice, but genuinely humble; most kids came from blue collared families so they treated the school as a second family. I just wish the academics offered more AP classes and vocational tracks for those that weren't going to college. The school maybe small, and not as flashy as Rita, Rice, or Carmel but it's the hidden gem -- they guy next door that you shouldn't underestimate.
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Posted April 14, 2009

Our third child is about to graduate from St. Laurence. 14 years ago when we went to an open house at St. Laurence, we really loved it. Just to compare, we went to visit other schools in the area, but we did not have the warm, welcoming feeling as we did in this school. Our third boy is graduating soon and we still brag about this great school. We really appreciate the respect the children demonstrate when you visit the school for any reason (pay tuition...), the students treat you with respect, open the doors, guide you to the area you need to go(you don't find this welcoming everywhere.) After 14 years, we are still impressed with the great manners children demonstrates 'They sure become the greatest leaders we would like to see everywhere' Great Academics and extra-curriculum activities.
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Posted December 10, 2006

This is probably one of the greatest schools in the area. The teachers go above and beyond the normal call of duty. The atmosphere is awesome and everyone knows everyone else; you are treated as a second family. Don't let this school be pushed aside, you will not regret the time spent here and the lessons learned are essential for life. If given the opportunity I wouldn't pick another school. This is the place where leadership begins.
—Submitted by a student

Posted December 6, 2006

St. Laurence was nothing short of a spectacular experience during my four years of attendance. I wanted to attend every day because if I didn't it always seemed like I missed something. The faculty is extremely dedicated to turning boys into men. Teachers at St. Laurence are looked at like legends. The education is outstanding. The lessons learned are not just about math and science but about life and people. Social development as well as academics helped me become successful in my life and others as well. I would really like to question the parents who believe the discipline is over the top, because why else would you be paying tuition for a place that does not discipline its students. And discipline is what makes these men think about there decisions in the future after they graduate.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted February 12, 2006

St. Laurence has been an experience. You receive as much as you put in. The academics are average, but there are some teachers who make attending St. Laurence worth it.
—Submitted by a student

Posted December 14, 2004

As an alum and a public high school teacher/dean I can't say enough about this place. I truly believe I learned not only academics but life skills that I utilize every day while at 'The Vikingdome' Much of what was taught during college I already had exposure to and a foundation for while others students struggled. I love going back and still feel like family. This is truly a special place. The academics, discipline and sense of belonging are second to none.
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Posted November 19, 2004

My son is in his 3rd year at Laurence, now a Junior, and he would never want to go anywhere else. It's a school that helps boys and keeps there minds on their futures. They are a wonderful school that cares about their students, by making them all feel equally intelligent and they worry about their futures making the college experience less scary and more exciting.
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Posted September 25, 2004

St. Laurence is an institution dedicated to molding young men into community leaders. The staff's commitment to the student body is a reason it ranks as one of the mosted respected schools in the area. The level of educators at this school is really amazing.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted February 23, 2004

This school is not the best high school around. It is too strict on its policies and teachers and facutly give out way to many detentions for actions that don't even regard them. The Dean of Students needs to loosen up and not have the students life after school suffer because of what happens in school. They need to learn to deal with it then.
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Ethnicity This school State average
White 65% 51%
Hispanic 30% 24%
Black 3% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • James Muting
  • All boys
  • Roman catholic
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5556 West 77th Street
Burbank, IL 60459
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