The Pre-Freshmen Experience
Freshman Readiness Program
La Salle Academy's freshman curricular readiness program is a month-long program open to 75 students and framed to integrate our incoming class into the rigors of New York City high school experiences and pedagogy on an academic and social level. Students are engaged in three academic courses (Study Skills, Mathematics and English), and the program includes a non-graded Guidance/Transitional program that addresses skills such as time and anger management, orientation to school policies, and recreation time.
CHIRP (CARDINAL HIGH-INTENSITY READINESS PROGRAM)
Designed to challenge and inspire rising 8th grade boys, CHIRP focuses on providing students with educational instruction in Mathematics and English and includes fun recreational activities to help students build relationships with their peers. Participating students will complete the program with study and social skills that will enable them to assimilate into high school with ease. This two-week program is limited to 20 rising 8th graders to provide better, more attentive instruction.
CHIRP Plus is a two-week city-wide experience of intellectual stimuli that jumpstarts the La Salle Academy experience for 20 of our incoming freshman honors students! Rising 9th graders enrolled in CHIRP Plus will receive a complete orientation to La Salle and its East Village neighborhood, including a tour of the school and surrounding area, an overview of the uniform dress code and policies, and a handful of other helpful tips that are guaranteed to prepare the boys for a seamless transition into high school. For the second week of the program, CHIRP Plus participants will visit some of New York City's most popular sites, including the Museum of Natural History, Central Par, and the One World Observatory. These educational excursions will allow students to integrate their academic skills in Mathematics, Science, History, and the Arts, with an interactive application of these concepts while simultaneously being immersed in the culture of NYC.
A three-week intensive college-preparatory program for rising juniors at La Salle, this rigorous program is designed to prepare students for the SAT exam and the college application process. Participating students visit and tour the campuses of close to 15 colleges and universities in the New York City area. In addition to this summer program, La Salle's Guidance Department also offers a menu of SAT prep classes and college application help to students during the academic year.
La Salle Basketball Camp
The La Salle Basketball Program has an incredibly rich traditon, one that has been revived by the 2016 Freshman and JV City Champions and the 2017 New York State Class B Federation, State and CHSAA Championship Varsity team. La Salle's Cardinal Basketball Camp includes three separate clinics including La Salle Basketball Camp (open to all boys entering 6th, 7th & 8th grades), La Salle Skills & Drills Clinic (open to all boys entering 4th & 5th grades) and the Rising Cardinals Clinic (open to rising La Salle 9th graders only).
La Salle Abroad
La Salle Academy is excited to announce the launch of the La Salle Abroad program in the summer of 2018. Students will have the incredible opportunity to broaden their horizons far past the New York City skyline as they travel to Spain under the supervision of our Language Department Chairperson, Mr. Robert Torres. This newly added program will introduce student to a world foreign to ours in attitude, culture, and traditions, yet one that has contributed to our vibrantly diverse student body here at La Salle. La Salle Abroad is set to expand in subsequent years in order to expose more students to a variety of international cities. Trips are planned for Vienna, Austria, and Rome, Italy.