Academics

WE ARE LEARNERS.

 

A 170-year tradition. A 21st century learning experience. La Salle Academy is one of the oldest all-boys Catholic high schools in New York City. Founded in 1848, we provide a progressive educational experience helping young men grow intellectually, spiritually, physically and emotionally.

The educational tradition of the Brothers of the Christian Schools is committed to the core tenets of St. John Baptist de La Salle, the patron saint of teachers. We guide our students as they become young men respectful of social diversity and intellectual honesty. An open and inclusive Christian community based in the East Village, our school reflects the diversity and creativity of the surrounding community. We welcome all young men who wish to live, learn and succeed. This is a bold mission that calls for a deeply held commitment to the success of each individual student.

La Salle is accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges and recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.

Course Curriculum

La Salle offers all students a rigorous New York State Regents curriculum that prepares them for the top colleges and universities in the United States.

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Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics

We Are Creators.

A STEAM (STEM with the Arts) curriculum integrates these core disciplines to better prepare students for increasingly popular careers in engineering-related fields, with real-world, hands-on learning experiences. Dedicated in December 2016, The McGee Science Center is La Salle's state-of-the-art science lab that features 3d printers and scanners as pat of our burgeoning STEAM program and represents a significant upgrade in resources for students. Powering La Salle’s STEAM curriculum is a one-of-a-kind partnership with the prestigious Cooper Union, located just steps away.

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Partnerships

At La Salle, our partners enhance the academic experience inside and outside the classroom. La Salle is connected to several top colleges and universities, including engineering powerhouse The Cooper Union, our Lasallian affiliates, Manhattan College and La Salle University, as well as St. John’s University. We also have unique relationships with two New York City high schools, including St. Joseph High School, one of the nest all-girls Catholic college preparatory institution in downtown Brooklyn, and The Abraham Joshua Heschel School, a Jewish Day school on the Upper West Side. And we are proud to call Microsoft our technology partner, who provides us with a sophisticated framework for our tablet program.

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Guidance and College Readiness

It is our position that the planning for college begins the first day a student arrives at La Salle Academy. It is the predominant expectation that every student is college-bound. This is demonstrated in the fact that every year over 96% of the senior class continues their education at colleges and universities across the US.

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Technology

La Salle has created a cutting-edge digital learning environment for students. In fact, we are one of the few all-boys Catholic high schools in New York City to offer incoming freshman a tablet computer – a key learning tool in today’s world.

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La Salle Supports

There are many programs that La Salle offers to support the various levels of ability within each student in every grade.

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Special Programs

La Salle prioritizes action-based learning. Through La Salle Works, our internship/apprenticeship program for upperclassmen, and La Salle In The City, our hands-on educational series, students are provided with real-world learning experiences outside the classroom. We also have the La Salle Reads program to engage students in reading.

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