High School Academic Year Programs

High School Seminar Series


What is the High School Seminar Series?

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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.


Here’s this year’s brochure.



Click below to see the description, class topics, and dates of each seminar:

Big Picture Seminar (Freshmen)

Career Orientation Seminar (Sophomores)

College Orientation Seminar (Juniors)

Truth on Trial Seminar (Seniors)



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


Freshman Seminar: $425
Sophomore Seminar: $325
Junior Seminar: $325
Senior Seminar: $325

Need-based scholarships are available for qualified students; please inquire if interested.

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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.


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.


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.

More info

Please contact Joe Cardenas at 202-360-3482, or email him at  jcardenas@tenley.org