Applying to La Salle

Applying to La Salle

Application Requirements

We are pleased by your interest in La Salle Academy. The following steps will guide you through the application process. Please call us at (212) 475-8940 if you have any questions.

Each year over 800 students apply to La Salle for 125 available seats. Admission is primarily based on school records and standardized test scores in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades and the TACHS Exam results.

Fall applicants for the 2018-19 academic year must submit their full application package to the Director of Admissions by Friday, December 15, 2017. Decisions regarding admissions and merit-based scholarships are determined from January through June 2018.

Step 1 - Complete Application and Forms

Online Application Forms

The deadline to apply is December 15, 2017.

Step 2 - Taking the TACHS Exam

The TACHS Exam

The Test for Admissions into Catholic High Schools (TACHS Exam) is the primary means of applying to La Salle Academy. Students enrolled in Catholic elementary schools can register for the TACHS exam through their school. Students enrolled at public middle schools can obtain information and register for the TACHS Exam at

La Salle Academy's TACHS Exam Code is 107.

For those students who do not take the TACHS Exam, La Salle Academy offers its own monthly Admissions Exam from January to April. The exam is free and is 2 hours in length. For more information, please contact Mr. Anthony Chin, Director of Admissions, at

Registration Day for Incoming Freshmen is March 7, 2018.

Step 3 - Visit & Tour

Visiting and Tours

Guided tours of La Salle Academy are available to prospective students and their families by appointment. Parents/guardians are also welcome to schedule a visit with Anthony Chin, Director of Admissions, to ask specific questions or discuss the programs and services La Salle Academy offers to incoming Freshmen.

Important Application Dates

  • Schedule your Visit & Interview
  • Register for TACHS Exam by Tuesday, October 31, 2017
  • Complete your Application by Friday, December 15, 2017
  • Financial Aid Materials are due by Friday, February 2, 2018
  • Accepted applicants: Complete¬†Registration Form¬†by Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Application Checklist

Complete Application Form
Write Short Essay
Submit Sixth, Seventh, and most recent Eighth Grade transcripts/report cards
Submit three letters of reference from your Principal, Teacher, and/or Guidance Counselor
Take the TACHS Exam or La Salle Admissions Exam
Come to La Salle for an in-person interview if requested
Submit the financial aid application if you choose