2022-2023 De La Salle High School Admissions Brochure

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De La Salle High School is a dynamic, innovative Catholic school preparing young people for college, career, and life in a global community associated for the Lasallian mission.

Our Mission

Our Philosophy

Rooted in the Lasallian heritage and tradition of the Christian Brothers, De La Salle High School excels in guiding young men and women of varied backgrounds in their spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social development. At De La Salle, we see our students as the unique individuals they are, and we challenge them to reach their fullest potential, both in the classroom and through extracurricular activities.

The holistic Lasallian education we offer is founded upon the dedication and commitment of our faculty, staff, and administration, who work to build lasting relationships with our students, and is supported by a disciplined and welcoming environment.

We guide our students in their spiritual formation, instilling in them the values of the Five Core Principles of Lasallian Schools: Faith in the Presence of God, Quality Education, Respect for All Persons, Inclusive Community, and Concern for the Poor and Social Justice.

De La Salle High School, where our students Lead On!

Our History

De La Salle High School is named for Saint John Baptist de La Salle (Feast Day, May 15th), the founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools.

In 1939, permission was granted to Christian Brothers Provincial, Brother Arsenius, FSC, to organize a fund drive to construct a new school in New Orleans. That school would go on to become De La Salle High School.

De La Salle Catholic Boys’ High School opened its doors in September of 1949 with a freshman class of 74 boys. In 1953, the school received approval from the State Board of Education and graduated its first senior class. Throughout the years, De La Salle has evolved while ever maintaining its mission of educating the youth of our community in the Lasallian tradition.

In 1992, De La Salle became the first co-educational Catholic high school in New Orleans.

Today the tradition continues! De La Salle continues to guide and prepare young men and women to become outstanding citizens of our community.

De La Salle was born April 30, 1651, in Rheims, France. As a young man, John Baptist became a priest and became aware of the plight of the young boys of his era. With the first Brothers, he established the Christian Schools.

These early schools were centered on young people and attentive to their needs. They were open to all and were known for creative systems, which called schools to function well. The teachers in the Christian Schools saw themselves as Ministers of Grace, while the school and all in it were to announce the Good News of God’s unconditional love and to live this reality in their lives.

De La Salle died in 1719, leaving a congregation of religious teaching Brothers and bequeathing an extraordinary educational tradition to the world. Pope Leo XIII proclaimed John Baptist de La Salle a saint of the Ro man Catholic Church on May 24, 1900. In 1950, Pope Pius XII named St. John Baptist de La Salle Patron of All Teachers.

Today the Brothers of the Christian Schools and their colleagues teach over 800,000 students annually in some 1,500 schools in 85 countries. In the United States, there are nearly 2,000 Christian Brothers. They conduct 130 schools, including elementary and secondary schools, colleges, technical schools, and child care centers.

Our Founder

De La Salle High School’s campus ministry excels in guiding young men and women in their spiritual development and religious faith. We are rooted in the Lasallian tradition of the Christian Brothers.

In addition to school Masses and a school-wide Day of Reconciliation, campus ministry also supports grade level retreats. Students can grow further in their faith through attending weekly Masses held in our chapel, atttending a weekly bible study, and praying the Rosary with fellow students and faculty.

Five Core Principles of Lasallian Schools

Inclusive Community

for All Persons

* Concern for the Poor and Social Justice * Faith in the Presence of God * Quality Education * Respect

“Having a support system is a powerful asset. From my first day at De La Salle, I found constant support in forming my spiritual life. I received so many opportunities to grow in my faith. There will always be room to grow and change, and I feel that De La Salle will always support me along my journey.”

Grade Level Retreats

8th Grade - Five Core Principles

Students attend a day-long retreat as an entire class. Under the leadership of junior and senior Retreat Team members, our 8th graders explore the Five Core Principles of Lasallian Education and specific and practical ways in which those can be lived out authentically in our school community.

9th Grade - Who Am I?

Students explore their gifts, the ways they can serve and encourage their peers, and the means by which they can accept support from their classmates through a ropes course. The day concludes with Mass and a time for students to create a spiritual profile reflecting on both who they are as children of God and what they hope to become over the next four years of high school.

10th Grade - Sophomore Prayer Breakfast

Students attend a breakfast and prayer service with their mothers (or other significant female presence) for a time to reflect upon and appreciate that relationship.

11th Grade - God and Me

Students participate in a twilight retreat with a select group of oth er juniors. The evening provides time for reflection on their relationship with their classmates, their families, and themselves, and exploration of how those relationships reflect God’s will for their lives, particularly in overcoming obstacles.

12th Grade - Senior Promises and Beyond

On the day before Ring Mass, students explore the Senior Promises, how they can lead the student body in living out the Five Core Principles over the course of their senior year, and how they can continue to be inspired by and demonstrate those principles as they prepare for the next stage of their lives.

Academic Excellence

Educating our Students

4x4 Rotating Block Schedule Anchored in 85 Minutes Classes

Sample Track 3 or 4 Curriculum

Language Arts Part I


English I English II English III

Religion 8 (Lasallian 101)

English IV

Sample Honors Curriculum

Language Arts Honors Part I English I Honors English II Honors

Religion IFaith in Action

Religion II

Religion III Religion IV/ DE World Religions

Earth Science Biology


English III/ AP Composition

Religion 8 (Lasallian 101)

English IV Honors

Religion IFaith in Action Religion II

Elective Choice Religion IV/ DE World Religions

Physical Science Chemistry Environmental Science or Physics or Biology II Honors Earth Science Honors Biology Honors Physical Science Honors Chemistry Honors

Physics Honors or Biology II Honors or AP Chemistry

Algebra I Part 1 Geometry PE

Spanish II French II Latin II

Elective Choice

Algebra I Honors Part 1 PE

AP World History

Part 1

AP US History Part 1

AP Calculus Part 1


Language Arts Part II Fine Arts, String Orchestra, Band, or Chorus

Spanish I French I Latin I

World Geography

Math Skills/PE (one quarter of each)

Algebra I

Elective Choice

World History Economics US History Civics

Part 2 Math Enrichment

Fine Arts Elective: String Orchestra or Band or Chorus PE

Language Arts Honors Part II Fine Arts, String Orchestra, Band, or Chorus PE

Latin I Honors

Algebra II

Elective Choice Elective Choice

Religion III AP Calculus Part 2

AP Human Geography

Algebra III or PreCalculus or DE Statistics Algebra I Honors Part 2 Geometry Honors

Elective Choice

AP World History

Part 2

AP US History Part 2 AP Government

Algebra II Honors PreCalculus Honors

Fine Arts Elective: String Orchestra or Band or Chorus Latin II Honors Elective Choice Elective Choice Elective ChoiceElective Choice

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Advanced Placement Course & Test Offerings

AP | Dual Enrollment | Honors | College Prep De La Salle offers an academic advantage to our students through the following: * Individualized scheduling * Inquiry-based learning - May vary year to year * Individual Tracking: Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment, Honors, College Prep * Coed learning environment* Average class size of 21 * 4x4 Rotating block schedule anchored in 85-minute classes * ACT Prep * Art (I, II, III, and IV) * Band * Biology II * Business Communications * Chorus * Computer Programming * Economics * Fine Arts * Forensic Science * History Through Film * Internship * Physics * Publications * Robotics * Sociology * Speech and Debate * Sports Medicine * String Orchestra * World Languages: Spanish, French, and Latin Electives for Career & College ReadinessDual Enrollment Opportunities * College Algebra * Engineering * US History * World Religions * Online options through state universities * AP Calculus * AP Chemistry * AP French * AP Government * AP Human Geography * AP Literature & Composition * AP Latin * AP Spanish * AP US History * AP World History * AP Language & Composition
Educational ExcellenceFrench National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, National Honor Society/Squires, National Science Honor Society, Rho Kappa (National Social Studies Honor Society), National Spanish Honor Society, Tri-M (National Music Honor Society), Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society), Junior Classical League, Quill and Scroll Our Honor Societies

Our 2022 Graduates were offered admission

Arizona State University

Auburn University

Augusta University

Aveda Arts Institutes

Barry University

Baylor University Belhaven University

Beloit College

Centenary College of Louisiana

Columbia University Delgado Community College DePaul University Dillard University Duquesne University

Florida A&M University

Florida Southern College Fordham University George Mason University Goucher College

Grambling State University Hanover College

Hendrix College

High Point University Houston Baptist University Howard University Illinois Institute of Technology

Jackson State University

James Madison University

Kean University

Kent State University

Lindenwood University

Louisiana College

Louisiana State University

Louisiana State University at Eunice Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Maryland Loyola University New Orleans

Lynn University

Manhattan College Marywood University

McNeese State University

Millsaps College Mississippi Prep Mississippi State University

Mount Holyoke College

Mount Saint Mary College New York University

Nicholls State University

NOVA Southeastern University

Oral Roberts University

Pratt Institute Pennsylvania State University

The Pursuit of Higher

to the following Colleges and Universities

Rockford University

Rhodes College

Rider University

River Parishes College

Saint Michael’s College

Samford University

Sarah Lawrence College

Savannah College of Art and Design

Seattle University

Seton Hill University

Sewanee: The University of the South Southeastern Louisiana University

Southern Methodist University

Southern University and A&M College Southern University at New Orleans Spring Hill College Stevenson University Stony Brook University

SUNY Buffalo State College

SUNY University at Buffalo Temple University

Texas A&M University

Texas Southern University

The College of Wooster

The University of Alabama

The University of Tennessee


The University of Texas at Arlington

The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Dallas Trinity University

Tulane University

University of Colorado Boulder University of Health and Science and Pharmacy University of Holy Cross University of Houston Downtown University of Louisiana at Lafayette University of Massachusetts University of Michigan University of Mississippi University of New Orleans University of Northern Colorado University of Oregon University of Rochester University of San Francisco University of South Alabama University of Southern Mississippi University of Tennessee Utah Valley University Washington University in St. Louis Widener University Wilkes University Xavier University

Recent graduates attending highlighted colleges and universities


Profile of a De La Salle Graduate

De La Salle prepares students for college, career, and life

Preparing for College

* The members of the class of 2022 featured three nationally recognized students through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

* 61% of all seniors were enrolled in an AP or Dual Enrollment college level course in the 2021-2022 academic year, while 26% of 9th-11th grade students also took either a DE or AP class.

* The top 5% of the class of 2022 averaged a 31 on the ACT.

* The class of 2022 earned over $6.4 million in college scholarships and over $1.1 million in TOPS.

* The members of the class of 2022 received acceptances to over 110 colleges and universities.

Preparing for Career

Elective courses rich in career content expose students to potential career paths and hands-on experience.

* Architecture, Construction, Engineering

* Business Communications

* Computer Programming

* Dual Enrollment Engineering

* Forensic Science

* Publications * Robotics

* Sports Medicine

Preparing for Life

De La Salle Graduates:

* Engage in collaborative work, moral reasoning, critical analysis, creative and reflective thinking.

* Utilize 21st Century literacies to access, evaluate, and synthesize information and communicate effectively.

* Respect and appreciate the diverse cultures, religious beliefs, economic backgrounds, and competencies of others.

* Honor the presence of God in themselves, in others, and in all of God’s creation.

* Understand the core beliefs, commitments, and practices of Christianity and the Roman Catholic Church.

* Recognize and respond proactively through service and advocacy to the needs of others, especially the poor and vulnerable.

The Coeducational Advantage

De La Salle’s mission is to prepare students for college, career, and life. We believe that it is important for students to experience a coeducational environment that will prepare them to work in college classrooms, in their careers, and in all aspects of their future lives.

A growing body of research indicates the benefits of coeducation:

* Increased confidence expressing views in the presence of opposite-gender peers.

* An ability to make friends easily with both males and females.

* Increased participation by girls in the classroom.

* Reduction of negative gender stereotypes through coed interactions.

College Counseling Program

College Programming

Formal college planning takes place for every student enrolled at De La Salle.

Programming is grade-level appropriate and pertains to what students and parents should be doing each step of the way in the college search process and in preparation for college applications.

Standardized Test Prep

De La Salle ensures students are on track to achieve desired goals through pre-ACT and pre-SAT assessments.

An ACT Prep Course is offered to juniors as an elective. Students also have the opportunity to attend an ACT Boot Camp on campus each summer.


Use of this program is woven throughout the curriculum to ensure a link between interest and aptitude to career goals to ensure students find appropriate colleges.

* Career Exploration

* Application Tracking

* YouScience

* College Search

“Our academic program reflects our commitment to the individual student through personalized scheduling, a variety of electives, and direct interaction with teachers.”

- Perry Rogers, Principal

Student Life and
and Activities


“There is something for everyone at De La Salle! Extracurriculars at De La Salle have given me the opportunity to get involved, form close friendships, and explore my particular interests. The relationships I’ve formed and memories I’ve made through extracurriculars make De La Salle feel like home.”

Clubs and Organizations

Anime Club

Architecture, Construction, and Engineering Mentors (ACE)

Art Club

Band Book Club

Bowling Club

Campus Ministry


Cavalier Crafters


Chess Club


Color Guard

Disney Club Ecology Club (ECO)

Film Club

French Club

International Club

La Troupe De La Salle

No Place for Hate

Pro-Life Club

Retreat Team Service Club

Shakespeare Club Spanish Club

String Orchestra Student Council

Video Gaming Club


E-Sports Football Girls Basketball Cross Country Baseball Boys Basketball

Golf Powerlifting

Volleyball Wrestling Tennis Track and Field Softball Swimming Boys Soccer Girls Soccer Sports Programs

“Sports have taught me lessons that I hold dear to my heart. Being a leader is more than just successfully getting the job done. It’s the way you conduct yourself, work with your team, and approach the task at hand. Everyone has a role to play - when all the pieces of the puzzle fit together, we are destined to succeed.”

- Terrance Vincent Jr. (Class of 2023)
Become A
A Cavalier

In the

Our Families
Metro Area Transportation At De La Salle, carpooling is the most common form of transportation to and from campus. We also offer bus service from the Westbank, the Eastbank, and Chalmette for any interested student. Pick-up and dropoff locations are located in those areas. Indicates pickup and dropoff locations Outlying Areas Plaquemines Parish 12 - Belle Chasse St. Bernard Parish 1 - St. Bernard 1 - Violet St. Charles Parish 1 - Boutte 1 - Des Allemands 1 - Luling St. John Parish 2 - LaPlace St. Tammany Parish 1 - Covington 9 - Slidell Tangipahoa Parish 1 - Ponchatoula 70065 70062 70003 70001 70006 70002 70005 70122 70126 70032 70043 70075 70127 70128 70129 70124 70119 70117 70116 70112 70113 70130 70125 70115 70118 70094 70056 70114 70058 70053 70131 70072 70121 70123 22 18 31 12 1 7 2 28 26 4 44 3 26 13 7 22 8 15 25 7 12 13 4 46 12 1 2 2 5 6 26 14 14 37 Kenner Metairie Lake Pontchartrain Lakeview Gentilly New Orleans East Westwego Marrero Harvey Gretna Algiers Chalmette Meraux Arabi Jefferson Harahan & River Ridge
De La Salle at a Glance 100 21 3 50+ % % % % % OF COLLEGE ACCEPTANCE OF SENIORS MERIT SCHOLARSHIP MONEY EARNED AVERAGE CLASS SIZE Students nationally recognized through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation EXTRACURRICULAR CLUBS, ATHLETIC TEAMS AND STUDENT ACTIVITIES $1.1 MILLION IN TOPS EARNED 13:1 STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO of juniors and seniors enrolled in college level or career readiness elective courses amount of funds raised by students for service projects and various charitable organizations 5 55 OF DE LA SALLE STUDENTS ON FUNDED SCHOLARSHIPS 46 26 Seniors Students enrolled in AP or Dual Enrollment college-level courses 9th - 11th Grade $6,400,000.00 7,035CURRENT ALUMNI 2021-22 Academic Year 4 Dual Enrollment Classes National Honor Societies Inductees Number of Student Athletes 11 ALUMNI FACULTY AND STAFF MEMBERS 11 $10,000+ 60 368 Advanced Placement Classes The schools of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, Louisiana admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at its schools. They do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of their educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

8th and 9th Grade




If applicant attends a Catholic Elementary School, the Archdiocesan application will be given to him or her at his/her school.

If applicant attends a non-Catholic Elementary School, the application will be available at www.arch-no.org on this date.


All applicants are required to submit both an Archdiocesan application and De La Salle application. Applicants must also submit the $60 one-time, non-refundable, non-transferable application and testing fee, as well as all required documents (see checklist) directly to De La Salle.



Applicants to De La Salle are required to attend Application Testing Day at De La Salle High School from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.



Incoming 8th and 9th grade students are required to attend a 2-week enrichment course during the month of June before beginning their De La Salle careers.



Visit us on the Avenue and learn all that De La Salle has to offer. Our Open House is on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, from 4:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m.


If an applicant is attending a Catholic elementary school, return the completed Archdiocesan application to your Catholic elementary school principal. Catholic elementary schools will only send transcripts to De La Salle from the applicant’s current school.


All applicants, accompanied by a parent/guardian, must take part in an interview during this time. The interview lasts approximately 30 minutes. Each interview will be scheduled on an individual basis. The De La Salle Admissions Office will contact the applicant to schedule his or her interview. Applicants should wear his or her school uniform.


Decision letters are mailed to the address on file. If an applicant does not receive a letter by Friday, February 24th, he or she should contact the Admissions office at admissions@delasallenola.com.

PLEASE NOTE: De La Salle requires a De La Salle application, in conjunction with the Archdiocesan application, and a $60 application/testing fee.

De La Salle,

There is No Better Choice!


2022 - 2023 SCHOOL YEAR

Registration $550 Tuition $9,850

Fees* $1,640 (average)

Total $12,040

*Fees vary slightly based on the grade level


Qualifying National Percentages are taken from the High School Placement Test

Lasallian Excellence Scholarship 99% = Full Tuition Scholarship

Lasallian Honor Scholarship 98% = 75% Tuition Scholarship

Cavalier Academic President’s Scholarship 95% - 97% = Up to $5,000

Cavalier Academic Principal’s Scholarship 90% - 94% = Up to $3,500


Completed De La Salle Online Application (paper applications are not available)

$60 Application fee (non-refundable) Application fees must be submitted online with the submission of the online application

Completed Archdiocese Application (eighth-grade students only)

A recent photo of the student (non-returnable)

Copy of standardized test scores from the last two years

Report cards with final grades for the last two school years

Attendance and discipline records

Most recent report card

Recommendation letters from administration/ teachers from current school

Copy of the Birth Certificate


Appointments are made with our Admissions Office, (504) 895-5717 Ext. 137, admissions@delasallenola.com, or online at www.delasallenola.com

Private Tours: Prospective families can sign up for a private tour with our Director of Admissions. Tours last one hour and include time to learn more about why De La Salle is the best choice for your child. Meet administrators, faculty, staff, and coaches during your tour. Tours take place during our school day so that you can meet our teachers and interact with students.

Spend-a-Days: De La Salle’s Spend-a-Day experience allows prospective students in grades 5th – 10th to spend a day in the life of a Cavalier. During the Spend-a-Day experience, prospective students are paired with a current Cavalier who will take them to each of their classes, lead them on a personalized tour, and treat them to lunch, provided by our partner, Pigeon Caterers.

Copy of the Social Security Card

Copy of the Immunization Record

Parent Essay: Please explain why you feel De La Salle is the best school for your child. (Typed, no more than one page)

Prospective Student Essay: Please tell us why you wish to become a part of the De La Salle family and how you plan to contribute to the De La Salle community. (Typed, no more than one page)


“Our school culture embodies a consistent commitment to knowing and valuing each student as an individual.

We work daily towards creating an academic environment in which each child has the opportunity to reach his or her fullest potential as a person and as a student.

Our aim is to wholly develop each child so that he or she will leave De La Salle not only with the skills and knowledge necessary for collegiate success, but also with a sense of purpose rooted in our Lasallian mission of using those abilities to serve others.”



De La
High School 5300
Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115 504.895.5717 | www.delasallenola.com

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