High School Retreat

Dates

Retreats will be conducted on the following weekends during the Academic Year:

  • November 17-19
  • January 19-21

Cost

$75 (Scholarships available).

Location

The retreats are held at Warwick House, a center of Opus Dei located in Pittsburgh, PA.

5090 Warwick Terrace
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Transportation

Tenley will provide transportation for all participants. We will depart from Tenley at 3:00 pm on Friday and will return to the Heights by 5:30 pm on Sunday (we will also drive  to Tenley afterwards if needed)

Packing

What to Bring

  • Dress Clothes
  • Toiletries

Do not Bring

  • Towels
  • Electronic Devices
  • Homework

Electronic/Smartphone Policy

In order to foster a spirit of recollection and prayer, smartphones and other electronic devices will be collected by the staff. In case of emergencies, to contact your son right away, please call Warwick House at (412) 683-8448 or call one of the staff members.

For more information

Contact Mr. Mike Cheely at mcheely@tenley.org

Medical Waiver

Please click on the picture below to access the medical waiver

Freshman Getaway Weekend

Activities will include: study, sports, Holy Mass, times of prayer, movies, and more. Home-cooked meals will sustain you as you soak in the sublime atmosphere of the Virginia countryside.

To apply:

You must get permission to apply since this event is reserved for those attending, or planning to attend, Circles at Tenley Study Center. Fill out the application in the link below and waiver attached. Space is limited. The application is due Wednesday before the trip.

Dates:

Oct. 27-29

Place:

The Todd Farm in Middleburg, Virginia

(24082 Champe Ford Road, Middleburg, 20117)

Times:

We will leave from Tenley at 7:15 pm on Friday and return to Tenley on Sunday at 4:00 pm

Cost:

$75.00. Preferred payment option: online at Tenley.org. (Cash or check payable to Tenley Study Center.) Scholarships available.

What to bring:

Sports clothes for free time activities. Books and homework. Long pants and collared shirt for Mass. Please also bring a towel and a sleeping bag.

For more info:

Richard Ybarra at rybarra@tenley.org

Policy regarding electronic devices

We prefer that electronic devices be left at home. The reason for leaving these types of devices at home is to foster a tone of academic study, free from constant distraction. Tenley trips also want to foster camaraderie and friendship. Unfortunately, at times, electronic devices have the opposite effect–tending to isolate people and be an obstacle to conversation.

*If you do bring one of these devices, the staff will collect them upon arrival to Tenley. There will be a couple of times during the weekend that you will have access to them so you may respond to important messages or calls. (Coverage, however, is quite limited.)

Parents may reach participants at any time by calling the Richard Ybarra’s number at 917 275 5332

Medical Waiver

Click link to access waiver

Medical Release

Sophomore Seminar: Career Orientation

Registration is now full

Please email Mr. Anthony Hadford (ahadford@tenley.org) if you would like to be added to the wait-list.

What is the High School Seminar Series?

Tenley’s four-year High School Seminar Series gives students the practical, intellectual, and moral foundation to be men of character. Through a combination of classes, one-on-one mentoring, and career presentations by successful professionals, the seminars help students develop the skills and attitude necessary to be effective in high school, college, and later on as fathers, professionals, and citizens.

Topic of Sophomore Seminar: Career Orientation

This Seminar introduces students to diverse career paths through a series of presentations by leading professionals. Speakers address the schooling and preparation needed for their field, the daily duties and activities they encounter, and the interesting challenges and opportunities that arise in their line of work. Students become aware of the various ways that they can serve society and support their families in the future, and also are encouraged to take their studies seriously as preparation for a challenging and fruitful professional career.

Cost

  • $475 before September 15th
  • $545 after September 15th

Schedule

6:00 – 7:00 Silent study hall
7:00 – 7:30 Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 Seminar

Dinner

Dinner is provided at each seminar and is covered by the overall seminar fee.

Study hall

Each seminar has a required 60 minute silent study hall, which is monitored by a Tenley staff member.

Location

All seminars are held at Tenley Study Center. For directions please call or click on the link “Contact us” at the top of the page.

Transportation

The Center is a few blocks away from the Friendship Heights Metro station on the red line.  Students may receive a ride from the Heights School in the Tenley van; it leaves the school at 5:30 pm on seminar days. Parents provide the rides home for their sons; carpools can be arranged for this purpose.

Dress code

All students attending a High School Seminar are asked to wear collared shirts and long pants. No t-shirts, jeans, shorts, or sandals please.

Dates and Topics:

9/28  Medicine

10/12  Engineering

11/16  Computer Science, Coding

12/7  Law

1/18  Intelligence / National Security / Military

2/22  Business and Finance

3/14  Architecture

4/11  Public Life, Politics

5/16  Journalism

Contact Info

Please email Mr. Anthony Hadford (ahadford@tenley.org) if you have any questions.

Senior Seminar: Truth on Trial

What is the High School Seminar Series?

Tenley’s four-year High School Seminar Series gives students the practical, intellectual, and moral foundation to be men of character. Through a combination of classes, one-on-one mentoring, and career presentations by successful professionals, the seminars help students develop the skills and attitude necessary to be effective in high school, college, and later on as fathers, professionals, and citizens.

Topic of Senior Seminar: Truth on Trial

One of the critical issues for our society is moral relativism–the idea that there are no abiding values by which to orient our lives. By giving students a philosophical grounding in topics surrounding truth, knowledge and the goal of human life, this seminar helps them to recognize and critique relativistic claims which are commonly advanced in the media, public policy and academia. As a result, they will be better prepared to continue their intellectual and cultural development in the university.

Cost

  • $475 before September 15th
  • $545 after September 15th

Schedule

6:00 – 7:00 Silent study hall
7:00 – 7:30 Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 Seminar

Dinner

Dinner is provided at each seminar and is covered by the overall seminar fee.

Study hall

Each seminar has a required 60 minute silent study hall, which is monitored by a Tenley staff member.

Location

All seminars are held at Tenley Study Center. For directions please call or click on the link “Contact us” at the top of the page.

Transportation

The Center is a few blocks away from the Friendship Heights Metro station on the red line.  Students may receive a ride from the Heights School in the Tenley van; it leaves the school at 5:30 pm on seminar days. Parents provide the rides home for their sons; carpools can be arranged for this purpose. The Center is a few blocks away from the Friendship Heights Metro station on the red line.

Dress code

All students attending a High School Seminar are asked to wear collared shirts and long pants. No t-shirts, jeans, shorts, or sandals please.

Dates and Topics

9/27 Relativism

10/11 Evolution

11/8 Freedom and Authority

12/6 Conscience and the Moral Law

1/24 Secular Humanism

2/21 Rights, Individualism, Libertarianism

3/13 The Immateriality of the Soul

4/17 The Meaning of Marriage

5/15 Work, Play & Leisure

More info

Please contact Mr. Cheely at mcheely@tenley.org

Junior Seminar: College Orientation

Registration is now full

Please email Joe Cardenas (jcardenas@tenley.org) if you would like to be added to the wait-list.

What is the High School Seminar Series?

Tenley’s four-year High School Seminar Series gives students the practical, intellectual, and moral foundation to be men of character. Through a combination of classes, one-on-one mentoring, and career presentations by successful professionals, the seminars help students develop the skills and attitude necessary to be effective in high school, college, and later on as fathers, professionals, and citizens.

Topic of Junior Seminar: College Orientation

Junior Year is a key time to begin to firm up your college decision. But making this decision and being able to go to one’s college of choice is an arduous progress. There are tests to take, essays to write, colleges to visit, etc.  This seminar seeks to supplement and reinforce what your school’s college orientation program already provides.

Cost

  • $475 before September 15th
  • $545 after September 15th

Schedule

6:00 – 7:00 Silent study hall
7:00 – 7:30 Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 Seminar

Dinner

Dinner is provided at each seminar and is covered by the overall seminar fee.

Study hall

Each seminar has a required 60 minute silent study hall, which is monitored by a Tenley staff member.

Location

All seminars are held at Tenley Study Center. For directions please call or click on the link “Contact us” at the top of the page.

Transportation

The Center is a few blocks away from the Friendship Heights Metro station on the red line.  Students may receive a ride from the Heights School in the Tenley van; it leaves the school at 5:30 pm on seminar days. Parents provide the rides home for their sons; carpools can be arranged for this purpose.

Dress code

All students attending a High School Seminar are asked to wear collared shirts and long pants. No t-shirts, jeans, shorts, or sandals please.

Dates and Topics

9/27 Mind the App

Completing the Common Application:Grades, Letters of Recommendation, and Extracurriculars.

 

10/11 Navigating the Tests

PSAT’s, SAT, ACT, AP’s… SOS! Which ones to take and when.

 

11/8 Seeing is Believing

How to Plan your College Visit… what to look for; when to go; what to ask.

 

12/6 Narrowing the List 

What should I look for when choosing a college? From Academics to Sports—and everything in between.

 

1/24 Summer Counts 

Getting the most out of internships and volunteer jobs. Why they matter in your college application process.

 

2/21 Because I’m Free 

The Liberal Arts and Practical Training.What do you want to get out of college?

 

3/13 The X Marks the Spot 

If you want to get there… you first need to know your destination. Why having a plan of studies is the key to success in college.

 

4/17 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 

Having a Blast; Growing in Faith; Staying the Course.

 

5/15 Who am I? 

Writing your best essay yet… that might open the door to the college of your choice.

More info

Please contact Joe Cardenas at jcardenas@tenley.org.

Freshman Seminar: The Big Picture

What is the High School Seminar Series?

Tenley’s four-year High School Seminar Series gives students the practical, intellectual, and moral foundation to be men of character. Through a combination of classes, one-on-one mentoring, and career presentations by successful professionals, the seminars help students develop the skills and attitude necessary to be effective in high school, college, and later on as fathers, professionals, and citizens.

Topic of the Freshman Seminar: The Big Picture

The Freshman Seminar helps students see ‘the big picture’ of their life. Freshman year is not too early to start thinking about what kind of father, husband, professional, and friend one wants to be as an adult. Besides helping students to think about their future, the seminar addresses the challenges they will encounter along the way to maturity. Classes include a mixture of reading, discussion, lecture, debate, and student presentations.

Cost

  • $475 before September 15th
  • $545 after September 15th

Schedule

6:00 – 7:00 Silent study hall
7:00 – 7:30 Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 Seminar

Dinner

Dinner is provided at each seminar and is covered by the overall seminar fee.

Study hall

Each seminar has a required 60 minute silent study hall, which is monitored by a Tenley staff member.

Location

All seminars are held at Tenley Study Center. For directions please call or click on the link “Contact us” at the top of the page.

Transportation

The Center is a few blocks away from the Friendship Heights Metro station on the red line.  Students may receive a ride from the Heights School in the Tenley van; it leaves the school at 5:30 pm on seminar days. Parents provide the rides home for their sons; carpools can be arranged for this purpose.

Dress code

All students attending a High School Seminar are asked to wear collared shirts and long pants. No t-shirts, jeans, shorts, or sandals please.

Dates and Topics

9/19 The Struggle for Success Starts Now 

A birds-eye view of the next four years of High School and how they can prepare one for success in college and beyond

 

10/10 Becoming a Man of Character Begins with Self Mastery 

Knowing oneself in order to acquire new skills and virtues that will help one navigate school and life

 

11/7 Time: a Nonrenewable Resource 

Practical advice on how to prioritize one’s tasks and maximize one’s time

 

12/5 Dreams Don’t Work Unless You Do 

How to set clear goals for oneself that are both demanding and achievable

 

1/23 Man and the Need for True Friendships 

Ideas and suggestions not only on how to become a good friend, but also how to choose one’s friends wisely

 

2/20 Leadership: Helping Others See What’s Possible 

Learning how to inspire one’s friends and colleagues to achieve great goals

 

3/12 Freedom and the Power to Do the Good 

Acquiring a deeper understanding of the meaning of freedom that will help one reach his true potential

 

4/16 A Cultured Man is a Complete Man 

How to engage one’s mind to reach wisdom and understand one’s culture—going beyond homework and sports

 

5/14 Living the Real and the Pitfalls of Relativism 

Having the proper set of intellectual tools to keep oneself always in the truth

More info

Please contact Richard Ybarra at rybarra@tenley.org