[quote="Tarpeian_Rock, post:8, topic:287035"]
But isn't a minor seminary the equivalent of high school?.
No, a Minor Seminary is where a seminarian completes his 'undergrad' work in Philosophy. The Minor Seminary will grant the canidate a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Philosophy. In some cases, the Minor Seminary also has an attached high school\secondary education institution, but that depends a lot of local custom and practical necessity.
The Minor seminary I worked at in Tanzania has such a secondary school, but there, it was customary for such students to live at school during the week, due to the distances the young men would need to walk to get to school.
A Major seminary is the seminary for graduate studies. There, a seminarian will complete Masters level work in Theology ( an M.Div) in addition to the various liturgical practica.
In the US, and most of the West, most the Minor seminaries have been combined with the Major seminary, so the seminarian will complete all their collegiate studies at one location
But that is not true worldwide.