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THE JOURNEY STARTS CHOOSE HERE YOUR PATH


TABLE OF CONTENTS

YOUR PATH TO KNOWLEDGE 2 IN UNION THERE IS STRENGTH

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CHAMPIONS AREN’T BORN, THEY’RE MADE

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BE BOLD, BE BRAVE, BE YOU

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BLAZE YOUR OWN TRAIL 40 THE LA SALLE EXPERIENCE IS A JOURNEY OF FAITH

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THE FIVE GOALS OF LA SALLIAN EDUCATION

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YOUR ADVENTURE BEGINS NOW

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ADMISSION INFORMATION 56 CAMPUS MAP 60 TRANSPORTATION 62 DATES TO REMEMBER 66


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AN EDUCATION OF QUALITY IS A JOURNEY WHERE ALL ROADS LEAD TO DISTINCTION. Knowledge is most valuable when it can be applied. With a diverse, rigorous curriculum that fosters independent thinking and the pursuit of individual interests, La Salle College High School sets you on the route to academic excellence – and to your greatest potential. Here paths are not followed, but rather blazed by those who seek to lead by accomplishment.

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For over 150 years, La Salle College High School has provided a college preparatory education for young men in the Philadelphia area. La Salle students are taught to be critical thinkers who are well prepared academically, able to communicate effectively, and lead confidently. La Salle College High School’s curriculum is faith-centered, academically challenging, and designed to prepare young men for the future. Featuring a wide variety of electives, our college preparatory program of studies is designed to push students toward realizing their full academic potential.

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INFORMATION SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY Introduction to Information Sciences and Technology Digital Design •

Digital Images with Adobe Photoshop

Engineering Design •

Engineering Design

Advanced Engineering Design

Principles of Engineering

Introduction to Robotics

Entrepreneural Design •

Entrepreneurship

Multimedia Production •

Mobile Video Production with Adobe Creative Cloud

Advanced Multimedia Production - WEXP TV

Multimedia Management

Microsoft® IT Academy

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Designing and Implementing Server Infrastructure

Installing and Configuring Windows Servers

Administering Windows Server

Configuring Advanced Windows Server Services

Network Management

Print Design •

Print Design with Adobe InDesign

Advanced Visual Communication using Adobe Creative Cloud

Print Design Management

Programming •

Introduction to Programming

JAVA Programming

AP Computer Science

AP Computer Science Principles

Web Design •

Web Design for Business

Advanced Web Design for Business

Web Site Management

ENGLISH Introduction to Literature and Composition Introduction to Literature and Composition Honors American Literature and Composition American Literature and Composition Honors Rhetoric and British Literature AP English Language and Composition (11th Grade) World Literature and Expository Writing AP English Literature and Composition (12th Grade) Public Speaking


Advanced Public Speaking: Interpretation, Rhetoric, and Argumentation

Calculus Honors AP Calculus AB

Creative Writing 1

AP Calculus BC

Creative Writing 2

Calculus 3 Honors

Baseball In Literature

Statistics

Harlem Renaissance

AP Statistics

American Crime Fiction Classic and Renaissance Literature

GUIDANCE

MUSIC AND FINE ARTS Freshman Chorus Chorus

Group Advisory 9, 10, 11, 12

Advanced Chorus

Academic Support 9, 10, 11, 12

Independent Chorus

College Counseling 11, 12

Instrumental Instruction

MATHEMATICS

Introductory Music Performance Advanced Music Performance (Stage Band)

Algebra 1

R&B, Funk, and Latin Concepts

Integrated Algebra 1 and Geometry

Small Ensembles

Algebra 1 Honors

Honors Advanced Music

Algebra 2

Music Business and Technology

Integrated Algebra 2 and Geometry

Advanced Music Business and Technology

Algebra 2 Honors Geometry

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Geometry and Precalculus Honors

Physical Education/Aquatics

Algebra 3/Trigonometry

Principles of Athletic Training

Trigonometry and Statistics

Physical Fitness

Precalculus Precalculus Honors

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RELIGION La Salle requires a four-year program of religious education following the Bishops’ curriculum framework within the context

United States History: 1960 to Present Economics AP Economics (Macro)

of the Lasallian charism.

AP Economics (Micro)

SCIENCE

AP Psychology

Integrated Science Biology Biology Honors AP Biology Anatomy and Physiology Honors Chemistry Chemistry Honors AP Chemistry Physics AP Physics 1 AP Physics 2 AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism AP Physics C: Mechanics Environmental Science AP Environmental Science Bioethics Zoology

Psychology Modern East Asian Studies

VISUAL ARTS Foundations Art Ceramics 1, 2 Advanced Ceramics Sculpture 1, 2 Advanced Sculpture Drawing 1, 2 Painting 1, 2 Art Portfolio

WORLD LANGUAGE Chinese 1, 2, 3, 4 French 1, 2, 3 French 3 Honors French 4 Honors

Forensic Science

AP French

SOCIAL STUDIES

Latin 2 Honors

World History 1 World History 2 AP World History AP Human Geography AP European History United States History AP United States History AP United States Government and Politics

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AP Comparative Government and Politics

Latin 1, 2, 3, 4 Latin 3 Honors Latin 4 Honors AP Latin Spanish 1, 2, 3, 4 Spanish 2 Honors Spanish 3 Honors Spanish 4 Honors AP Spanish


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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES

La Salle College High School requires 26.5 credits for

Biology

graduation. The majority of students elect to take

Calculus AB

additional credits.

Calculus BC

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Chemistry Comparative Government and Politics

English 4 credits

Computer Science

Fine Arts

Computer Science Principles

1/2 credit

Health 1/2 credit

Economics (Macro)

Information Sciences

Economics (Micro)

1/2 credit

Math 3 credits Physical Education/Aquatics

1 credit

Religion 4 credits Science 3 credits

English Language and Composition (11th Grade) English Literature and Composition (12th Grade)

Social Studies

3 credits

Environmental Science

World Language

3 credits

European History

ELECTIVE OFFERINGS

French Human Geography

A student must take at least four credits beyond the

Latin

minimum required listed above. In most cases, this

Physics 1

means a fourth year of Math, Science, or Social Studies.

Physics 2

Many students will also take a fourth year of a World

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

Language. There are a wide variety of electives in Art,

Physics C: Mechanics

Information Sciences and Technology, Music, Social

Psychology

Studies, English, Math, Science, and World Languages.

Spanish

ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM

Statistics United States Government and Politics

Advanced Placement courses are special college-

United States History

level courses taught on campus, which can lead to

World History

college credit, waiving of college requirements, special placement in honors programs, and/or preferences

HONORS COURSES

in the college admissions process. La Salle students

Due to the high caliber of students attending La Salle,

consistently score well above state and national

classes are generally assigned heterogeneously. In

averages on Advanced Placement examinations, which

addition to the Advanced Placement Program, Honors

are administered each May.

courses are available in Mathematics, English, World Language, and Science. Students applying for these courses must meet prerequisites and department approval.

SAMPLE 9TH GRADE ROSTER Algebra 1, Integrated Algebra 1 and Geometry, Algebra 1 Honors, Algebra 2, or Algebra 2 Honors Electives (Art, Music, and Chorus) Group Advisory Introduction to Information Sciences and Technology Integrated Science, Biology, or Biology Honors Introduction to Literature and Composition or

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Introduction to Literature and Composition Honors Physical Education/Aquatics Religion World History 1 or AP Human Geography World Language (Chinese, French, Latin, or Spanish)


IN THE EVER CHANGING WORLD OF TECHNOLOGY, A DYNAMIC APPROACH TO TEACHING TECH IS PARAMOUNT. In this spirit, each information technology staff member at La Salle is also a teacher bringing real-world applications to the classroom. Students are given the opportunity to earn industry certifications while gaining hands-on experience collaborating in the school’s live-production environments of networking, programming and design. La Salle has the distinction of being one of the only schools in the State of Pennsylvania to have met the stringent staffing and equipment qualifications to be designated as both an advanced level Microsoft IT Academy and a Certiport Authorized Testing Center. Instructors are certified by Adobe, Autodesk, and Microsoft to teach and certify on official curriculum.

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FEATURES OF OUR TECHNOLOGY: •

Completely wireless campus, enhanced by a gigabyte

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campus offices. Seven state-of-the-art physical servers

Certifications on-site.

instructional bandwidth of at least 1 Gbps (1,000 Mbps).

and Adobe Certifications.

First school in the nation to fully implement Microsoft

Fully implemented faculty laptop program

Office 365 Email in the Cloud.

utilizing wireless technology and projection

Digital Multimedia Lab and WEXP TV Production Studio

devices focused on the 21st century classroom. •

All 57 instructional areas are equipped with

non-linear editing systems.

Wireless Projection – and have been updated to

Three Computer Labs with over 100 Windows 10

our 20:20 classroom initiative. This allows our

365 Productivity Suite.

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Lab Manager Program for qualified students, which to date has amassed over 250 Microsoft

workstations and access to the industry standard Office •

Dedicated Internet connection that provides

featuring Adobe Creative Cloud with all high definition •

Exclusive Certiport Authorized Testing Center providing Microsoft, Adobe, and AutoCAD

hosting 30 virtual servers running Windows Server 2019. •

fiber-optic backbone connecting all classrooms and

Adobe Certified Curriculum and Instructors teaching the latest Creative Cloud Software (Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver, and Illustrator).

faculty and students to utilize their tablet devices to enhance collaboration and learning in the classroom.


SUCCESSFUL ALUMNI OF LA SALLE COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL LEAD IN DIVERSE PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS AROUND THE WORLD. ALUMNI INVOLVEMENT, COMMITMENT, AND LEADERSHIP REMAIN AMONG THE SCHOOL’S PROUDEST ACHIEVEMENTS AS THEY STAND AS A LASTING TESTAMENT TO A SUCCESSFUL EDUCATION. 15


STEAM

(Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Collaboration and opportunity mark La Salle’s

a nationally recognized lab managers program,

extensive STEAM program. All ninth graders

competition at three levels of robotics, and

begin with thorough practical and ethical

community and scholarly opportunities to

training for their digital tablet devices and

present research and projects.

collaborate in La Salle’s Exploratorium within

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core STEAM disciplines: programming to digital

Instructors are certified by Adobe, Autodesk,

research to three-dimensional visualizations.

and Microsoft to teach and certify on official

From this common base, students venture

curriculum. Understanding that technology is

into 40 elective choices, including a nationally

not a “one size fits all” model, each member of

recognized Microsoft IT program, advanced

the Class of 2023 is participating in our “device

programming, digital design, engineering,

of choice program.” Students are provided an

music business and technology, multi-media

email account, cloud storage, and a copy of the

production, forensic science, and AP offerings in

latest version of Microsoft Office. Digital design

biology, chemistry, three levels of physics, and

students will be provided with a copy of the

environmental science. Co-curriculars include

necessary Adobe software via Adobe Creative Cloud.


ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE Our students are inspired by dedicated faculty and exposure to varying perspectives and a wide range of challenging content. The academically diverse student body here also accelerates the learning as our students strive and motivate each other to reach their scholastic potential. Our students’ academic growth is further enriched through extracurricular activities, and in particular, service. The four year full academic experience sets students up for achievement and portends a future of continued success. NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARS

85 students in the Class of 2019 were

4 National Merit Finalists in the Class of 2019.

members of La Salle’s Chapter of the

11 National Merit Commended Students in

National Honor Society based on academic performance (cumulative GPA of 3.75), leadership, and service.

the Class of 2019. •

21 students per year are recognized as National Merit Scholars.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND ADVANCED PLACEMENT •

The Class of 2019 earned over $37 million in documented scholarships and grants

81% of the Class of 2019 earned

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS •

subject areas. •

52% of the Class of 2019 had at least one qualifying score of 3 or higher (recommended score for college credit) on an AP Exam.

and service/military academy in 28 different

In the spring of 2019, 428 students took 881 AP exams in 24 different

The Class of 2019 is continuing formal education at 98 colleges and universities,

merit-based and/or athletic scholarships •

Over the past decade, an average of

states and the District of Columbia. •

The Class of 2019 was accepted into 217 colleges and universities.

70% of the class of 2019 have been accepted in one of the top 50 most competitive colleges/universities.

Over the last five years, 83% of La Salle’s AP students earned a qualifying score of 3 or higher (recommended score for college credit).

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Compassion.

Kindness is his favored approach.

Curiosity. he turns questions into knowledge.

Faith.

belief guides his actions and choices.

Inclusive. he celebrates a rich diversity of world views.

Respect.

he is curious and patient with all.

Creative. imagination is his self expression.

Activity. movement takes him forward.

Humble.

he believes in room for growth.

Serviceminded. he puts emapthy 19 into action.


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BROTHERHOOD IS A BOND FORGED IN SHARED EXPERIENCE AND STRENGTHENED BY TIME. The greatest friendships do not just stand the test of time: they grow with it. Attending La Salle College High School means joining a brotherhood whose connections will remain with you for life. A strong, close-knit community offers support and camaraderie within and beyond campus life, providing an invaluable network of like-minded individuals wherever your personal, academic and professional 22

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La Salle College High School is a community whose students are taught to make use of their freedom and overcome prejudices, ready-made ideas, and social pressures. La Salle students are encouraged to listen, seek, understand, trust, love, respect, and contemplate – all in an attempt to develop in the image of God. The “Boys will be Boys, but La Salle Boys will be Gentlemen� sign is found in every classroom and instructional space at La Salle College High School. The timeless statement serves as a constant reminder to our young men that they have a greater calling to act and behave as gentlemen while adhering to the Lasallian values of integrity, compassion, and respect.

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Everyone who attends La Salle College High School becomes a member of a caring

HIGH SCHOOL IS A CRITICAL TIME FOR GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT BECAUSE YOUNG MEN ARE DEVELOPING WAYS OF ACTING AND THINKING THAT WILL REMAIN WITH THEM FOR LIFE.

community that is grounded in core Catholic values. La Salle students are called to develop into Men of Intellect and Accomplishment, Men of Faith and Compassion, Men of Service and Justice, and Men of Integrity and Respect. When a young man receives his diploma, he is getting more than a piece of paper. He receives validation that he is not only an accomplished student, but also a man who can be trusted and counted on to speak out and act when others are unable, unwilling, or afraid to do so. He is a Man of Character.

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The high school years coincide with the

The program, which is integrated into the

formational years of one’s life. Our goal is for

culture and curriculum of the school, provides

La Salle students to live Christian lifestyles,

students with time to reflect and discuss topics

where they choose to do what is right, serve

of substance.

others, and lead courageously. In order to guide and support boys as they grow into men,

FRESHMAN YEAR THEME

La Salle College High School established a

Being A La Salle Man and Rejecting The Myths

Character Development Program.

of Masculinity

The Character Development Program is a four-

SOPHOMORE YEAR THEME

year experience delivering age appropriate

Being Your Own Man and Rejecting Peer

lessons, discussions, presentations,

Pressure

retreats, assemblies, and simple one-on-one conversations. The character development program is dynamic and evolving. While the

JUNIOR YEAR THEME Find The Cause Within and Moral Courage

notions of honesty, integrity, and empathy

SENIOR YEAR THEME

are ongoing, each grade-level has a theme for

Putting What You Have Learned to Good Use

the year. Students are not told what or how to

and Ethical Leadership

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CHA MP ION S

AREN’T BORN THEY’RE MADE

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THE DISCIPLINE AND RESPECT GENERATED IN THE ACADEMIC AREA, ALONG WITH THE SPIRIT AND ENTHUSIASM OF HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS, HAVE RESULTED IN A COMPETITIVE AND HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL ATHLETIC PROGRAM. Athletics play a significant part in student

In 1920, La Salle was one of the founding members

life at La Salle College High School. Whether

of the Philadelphia Catholic League, which has

as a participant or spectator, each student

grown to become a highly-competitive group

experiences a sense of pride, excitement, and

of fifteen schools. Since then, the Explorers

accomplishment. Student-athletes learn to face

have captured 239 Philadelphia Catholic League

and analyze problems and make the necessary

Championships, which is the most among any

adjustments, which allows them to go out into

school competing in the league. La Salle’s athletic

the world with a sense of responsibility and

opportunities have expanded since the Philadelphia

well-developed character.

Catholic League joined the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) District

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12 and became eligible for district and state championships.


CONSIDER THESE OUTSTANDING ACCOMPLISHMENTS: • Over the past decade, La Salle has won league championships in eighteen different sports.

• In the last ten years, La Salle has won 17 Pennsylvania State Championships in six different sports.

• During the last five years, La Salle has captured 121 championships in 17 different

• Last year, 215 athletes received All-Catholic

sports (Philadelphia Catholic League

recognition – 135 First All-Catholics, 80

Championships, District 12 Championships,

Second Team All-Catholics. In addition, 5

and Pennsylvania State Championships).

athletes were named as All-Americans and 12 athletes received All-State recognition.

• 57 members of the Class of 2019 will be playing 11 collegiate sports at 36 colleges and universities and, on average, over 40 graduates each year move-on to participate in athletics at the collegiate level.

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R I S E U P

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LA SALLE COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL IS THE ONLY SCHOOL TO HAVE WON A PHILADELPHIA CATHOLIC LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP IN EVERY SPORT. DURING 2018-2019, LA SALLE CAPTURED TWO PENNSYLVANIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS, NINE PHILADELPHIA CATHOLIC LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS, AND EIGHT DISTRICT 12 (CITY) CHAMPIONSHIPS.

FALL WINTER SPRING Crew (V, JV, F)

Basketball (V, JV, F)

Baseball* (V, JV, F)

Cross Country* (V, JV, F)

Bowling (V, JV)

Crew (V, JV, F)

Football (V, JV, F)

Ice Hockey†(V, 2JV)

Intramurals

Golf* (V)

Indoor Track* (V, JV, F)

Lacrosse*† (V, JV)

Intramurals

Intramurals

Rugby (V, JV)

Rugby 7s (V, JV)

Squash (V, JV)

Tennis* (V, JV)

Soccer (V, JV, F)

Swimming* (V)

Track and Field* (V, JV, F)

Water Polo (V, JV)

Wrestling (V, JV)

Volleyball* (V, JV)

* Defending Philadelphia Catholic League Champions † Defending Pennsylvania State Champions

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SURROUND YOURSELF WITH

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PEOPLE WHO BUILD YOU UP

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INSPIRED BY THREE CENTURIES OF THE DISTINCTIVE SPIRITUALITY OF THE DE LA SALLE CHRISTIAN BROTHERS, LA SALLE COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATES THE WHOLE PERSON, DEVELOPING YOUNG MEN IN THEIR UNIQUE TALENTS AND STRENGTHS. A comprehensive Music and Fine Arts Program provides diverse offerings that promote a sense of individual responsibility. Music is considered to be an integral part of a student’s education. Recognizing that students come to La Salle with diverse musical backgrounds, the music department offers courses at a variety of levels to provide an appropriate course of instruction to all.

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EACH FALL,

EACH SPRING,

LA SALLE PRESENTS A DRAMA.

LA SALLE PRESENTS A MUSICAL.

Recent productions include:

Recent productions include:

Student-Produced One Act Plays

Chicago (2019)

(2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

The Drowsy Chaperone (2018)

One Act Plays (2013)

The Producers (2017)

Barefoot In The Park (2012)

Crazy For You (2016)

Lend Me A Tenor (2011)

Spamalot (2015)

Blithe Spirit (2010)

42nd Street (2014)

Plaza Suite (2009)

Swing! (2013)

Arsenic and Old Lace (2008)

City Of Angels (2012)

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BAND

String Orchestra

La Salle’s highly regarded and comprehensive

Trombone Ensemble

music program is unmatched among

Trumpet Ensemble

high schools in the Delaware Valley. Over 250 instrumentalists participate in fifteen

La Salle’s Competition Band and Lab Band

performing ensembles:

consistently receive superior ratings at local and regional jazz competitions. La Salle was

Advanced Band

awarded First Place at the Cavalcade of Bands

Advanced Honors Band

Championships in 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Brass Ensemble

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Concert Band

CHORUS

Competition Band

La Salle’s expanding choral program has four

Freshman Band

very active performing groups: The Belcrofters

Guitar Ensemble

(performing ensemble), Upperclassmen Chorus,

Lab Band

Freshman Chorus, and an A Cappella Group.

Music Business and Technology

Aside from concerts, these groups perform at

Pep Band

many functions in and around La Salle. Smaller

Pit Orchestra

ensembles enhance our school liturgies by

Saxophone Ensemble

providing music.


ART

THEATRE

The entire fourth floor of Saint Michael Hall is

With over one hundred La Salle students along

dedicated to the exploration and refinement

with girls from surrounding high schools,

in the disciplines of Visual Arts. Students get

La Salle’s theatre program is recognized as

involved in designing and making, as well

one of the top programs in Southeastern

as ceramics, sculpture, drawing, painting,

Pennsylvania. Producing two shows per year,

printmaking, and digital art. With complete

the theatre program offers students the

studio access, students can work up to their

opportunity to become involved in and learn

potential and have the opportunity to celebrate

every aspect of the theatre from performance;

their achievements in a number of exhibits.

playing as a member of the pit orchestra; to

The school year ends with a two-week long

every aspect of designing and running a show.

Arts Festival that includes music concerts and a

One of the unique aspects of the program is

student art exhibit.

that the student gets the responsibility of truly managing a full scale production.

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OPPORTUNITY IS EVERYWHERE WHEN YOU MAKE A POINT TO SEE IT. La Salle College High School offers a full range of extra-curricular and co-curricular activities in an effort to develop a close and vibrant school community. Over 85% of students participate in an activity and the programs attempt to more fully develop the school’s philosophy and mission. The Office of Student Activities directs this extensive activities program for the purpose of providing different experiences and leadership opportunities for La Salle’s students. These activities help build a sense of community, provide outlets for expression, and develop a sense of responsibility, cooperation, and service among the students. Faculty moderators supervise every activity. Activities are added each year according to student interest.

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EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES A Cappella Group

Fencing Club

Photography Club

Acceptance for All

Film Club

Robotics

Anime

French Club

Science Fair

Art Club

Future Lawyers Club

Ski and Snowboard Club

Athletes Helping Athletes

Future Physicians Club

Social Studies Honor Society

Asian Cultures Club

Gaming Club

Spanish Club

Blue and Gold (Yearbook)

Gazebo (Literary Magazine)

Spanish Conversation Club

Badminton Club

Model UN

Speech and Debate (Forensics)

Baggo Club

Human Rights Club

Sports Information Club

Bands (15 Ensembles)

Intramurals

Stage Crew

Campus Ministry

Investment Club

Step Brothers Dance Group

Chess Club/Team

Irish Club

Student Ambassadors

Chinese Club

Italian Club

Student Council

Chorus (3 Ensembles)

Lasallian Service Corps

Student Mentors

Classical Cartoons Club

(14 Service Projects)

Theatre

Classics Club

Lasallian Youth

Ultimate Frisbee

Computer Lab Managers

Mathletes

Web Managers

Cooking Club

Mock Trial Competition

WEXP (TV Studio/Club)

Engineering Club

Multicultural Club

The Wisterian (School Newspaper)

Environmental Club

National Honor Society

World Soccer Club

Explorers, Inc. (Business Club)

Outdoor Adventure Club

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COMPETITIONS La Salle fields teams in Chess, Band, Ultimate Frisbee, Robotics, Global Studies, Mathletes, and Mock Trial and also competes in several virtual competitions.

SPEECH AND DEBATE In the last ten years, the team has been recognized with seven Debate School of Excellence Awards – twice by the National Speech and Debate Association (2009, 2014) and five times by the National Catholic Forensics League (2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015). In the last three years, the team has been recognized with national success at the invitationals hosted by Yale University, University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, George Mason University, and Saint Joseph’s University. Additionally, multiple awards have been achieved from the Tournament of Champions (hosted by the University of Kentucky), the National Catholic Forensics League, and the National Speech and Debate Association. In 2018, Patrick Kelly ’18, placed 2nd in Informative Speaking at the National Speech and Debate Association. Locally, the team remains a dominant presence having won the State District 11 title consecutively from 2005-2018.

PUBLICATIONS Extensive writing and editing opportunities are available through The Wisterian (school newspaper), the Blue and Gold (school yearbook), and the Gazebo (literary magazine).

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LA SALLE COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL IS A CATHOLIC MINISTRY THAT DEVELOPS EACH YOUNG MAN TO HIS FULLEST POTENTIAL – INTELLECTUALLY, SPIRITUALLY, SOCIALLY, AND PHYSICALLY. The signs at the entrance and exit of the campus

La Salle College High School students live their

stand as a constant reminder of the school’s

faith through their actions, recognize the inter-

mantra. “Enter to Learn” establishes the belief

connectedness of the world, and act on their

that learning is a lasting endeavor. “Leave to

obligation to remedy injustice. Through its

Serve” inspires a lifelong commitment to service,

many highly impactful service programs, La

especially to those in need. Together, they guide

Salle fosters an awareness of local and world

young men on a path that brings creative and

communities and the importance of taking

generous responses to the world.

responsibilities on both platforms.

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THE OFFICE OF LASALLIAN MISSION AND MINISTRY SEEKS TO BUILD A LIVING FAITH COMMUNITY BY PROVIDING RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCES AND SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES FOR BOTH STUDENTS AND FACULTY. Liturgical programs are celebrated at significant times throughout the year. A yearly retreat program is organized and conducted by the Office of Lasallian Mission and Ministry and assisted by many faculty members and student leaders. Rooted in the spiritual and educational vision of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, La Salle empowers students to serve those in need. During the summer of 2019, over 300 rising juniors and seniors – representing almost 60% of the school’s upperclassmen – participated in one of sixteen voluntary summer service projects located in nine states and four countries.

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LASALLIAN EDUCATION THE FIVE GOALS OF LASALLIAN EDUCATION

GOAL 1

GOAL 2

WE INSTILL GOSPEL VALUES.

WE ARE ANIMATED BY AND FOSTER A SPIRIT OF FAITH AND ZEAL.

THROUGH THE YEARS, LA SALLE

In the Gospel of Saint Matthew,

La Salle College High School is a

COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL HAS EVOLVED

Jesus asks his disciples, “Who do

vibrant faith community. Following

FROM A SCHOOL TO A COMMUNITY

you say that I am?” Who are we at

in the footsteps of our Founder, “we

WHERE STUDENTS ARE TAUGHT

La Salle? What values do we instill

are animated by and foster a spirit

TO MAKE USE OF THEIR FREEDOM

in our community? At the center of

of faith and zeal.” On what basis can

AND TO OVERCOME PREJUDICES,

our insignia, and at the center of

La Salle College High School make

READY-MADE IDEAS, AND SOCIAL

our identity is the cross: a constant

such a claim? The students of La Salle

PRESSURES. THESE YOUNG MEN

reminder of Jesus’ presence in our life.

College High School do the work, thus

ARE ENCOURAGED TO LISTEN,

How do we instill these Gospel values?

demonstrating the faith. Students go

SEEK, UNDERSTAND, TRUST, LOVE,

We start in prayer. At the beginning of

out into the community on service

RESPECT, AND CONTEMPLATE – ALL

each school day and at the beginning of

projects on a daily basis. Some provide

IN AN ATTEMPT TO DEVELOP IN THE

each class period, students and faculty

tutoring to elementary and middle

IMAGE OF GOD AND FOLLOW IN THE

begin by remembering, “That we are in

school students. Some visit the elderly.

FOOTSTEPS OF OUR FOUNDER.

the holy presence of God.” This simple

Some provide meals to the homeless.

reminder sets the tone and refocuses

In the summer, scores of students

our community to what is central to

spend a week of vacation serving in

a Lasallian education. We step back

disadvantaged communities around the

from our busy schedule to re-focus,

country and around the globe. There are

re-energize, and reflect on the Gospel

usually more applicants for service trips

values in our lives. This can be seen

than there are spaces. Waiting lists for

clearly in our vibrant retreat program,

participation are common.

student led prayer services, and liturgies.

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GOAL 3

GOAL 4

GOAL 5

WE DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN DIVERSE PROGRAMS MEETING RECOGNIZED STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE.

WE CREATE AND SUSTAIN RESPECTFUL HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS IN COMMUNITY.

WE EXERCISE A PREFERENTIAL OPTION FOR THE POOR.

Central to any school is its academic

When members of the freshman class

The preferential option most

program. The academic program

enter La Salle one cannot help but

easily manifests itself in La Salle’s

at La Salle College High School is

notice the look of trepidation on their

commitment to those who require

anchored in rigor and relevance and

faces. Two weeks later, they walk

need based financial aid. Financial

connected directly to the students’

the halls with a comfort level that

aid is available to afford students the

needs. Students learn rapidly to

makes them feel they are at home.

opportunity, gained through admission,

manage realistically heavy workloads

There are a variety of reasons for this,

to attend La Salle. Today, over one-third

and benefit from peers who come

not the least of which is the immediate

of La Salle students are receiving need

to class prepared to engage in the

creation of respectful relationships with

based financial aid. Implementing a

lessons, thereby pushing the learning

everyone around them. Throughout

sustainable financial aid program ßhas

pace and assisting the class to delve

La Salle, there is a subtle emphasis on

required strong commitments from the

deeper for meaning. Teachers hold

mutual respect that is exemplified in the

entire La Salle family.

high standards for their students

teacher-student relationship. From the

and themselves, staying current

start, students are exposed to a faculty

on their disciplines and adapting

that respects them for who they are

their instruction to the needs of

as individuals. They enter classrooms

today’s youth. While the academic

where they are challenged and made

program revolves around a robust

to feel comfortable at the same time.

and comprehensive liberal arts-

In turn, the student sees his teacher as

based curriculum, it is also reflective

someone who genuinely cares about

of our times and flexible enough to

him as a student and more importantly,

accommodate students with diverse

as a person. This mutual respect is

interests and from varied academic

sustained inside and outside of the

backgrounds.

classroom for years to come.

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ADMISSIONS INFORMATION FALL OPEN HOUSE

6TH AND 7TH GRADE PRACTICE TESTS

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Saturday, February 29, 2020

The Fall Open House will be held from 9:00

6th and 7th grade students are encourage to

am to 12:00 pm. All of the school’s facilities

Take a practice test on Saturday, February 29,

and programs will be available to prospective

2020. The fee for this exam is $60.00. Please note

students and their families. The program will

that the test for 6th graders will be modified and

include presentations, demonstrations, and

only include questions on Math and English. Both

guided tours. Mass will be celebrated at 8:15 am

tests are administered for practice purposes and

for those families who wish to attend. To register

are not used for the granting of scholarships or

for the Open House, please visit www.lschs.org

awarding acceptance to La Salle College High School. Visit the school website for details.

SPRING OPEN HOUSE (FOR 5TH, 6TH, AND 7TH GRADE FAMILIES)

SPEND A DAY AT LA SALLE (VIP DAY)

Sunday, May 3, 2020

All 8th grade students are invited to spend a

10:30 am to 12:30 pm

full day at La Salle College High School, starting Monday, September 16, 2019. This is the best

8TH GRADE SCHOLARSHIP AND ENTRANCE EXAMS

way to experience the atmosphere, spirit, and

Saturday, October 26, 2019

arranged by registering online at www.lschs.org

challenges that await our young men. Visits can be

Saturday, November 9, 2019 7th grade students are invited to spend a day at All 8th grade students applying for 9th grade are

La Salle during the months of March and April.

required to take the Scholarship/Entrance Exam.

Visits can be arranged by registering online at

All applicants will be considered for admission

www.lschs.org

and academic scholarships based on exam performance, prior and current academic

Parents and students who encounter difficulties

achievement and recommendations.*

registering online can contact the Admissions Office at (215) 402-4800 or admissions@lschs.org

INTERVIEWS 8th grade students spending a day at La Salle will 56

have an informal interview as part of their visit.


EXPERIENCE STEAM AT LA SALLE (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Monday, October 7, 2019

EXPLORE THE ARTS AT LA SALLE (Music, Speech & Debate, and Art) Monday, October 21, 2019 Held in the evening, these two interactive information sessions will allow you to experience first-hand some of the top programs in the area as well as the exceptional offerings at La Salle College High School.

MORNINGS AT LA SALLE Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Parents of prospective students are invited to attend a “Morning at La Salle.� The program provides parents with an academic presentation, classroom visits, and a question and answer session with faculty, administrators, and students. Each session runs from 9:00 to 11:00 am. Space is limited, so please preregister early at www.lschs.org to reserve your spot.

* Submitting an application for admission automatically registers the student for the Scholarship/Entrance Exam.

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TO APPLY, VISIT WWW.LSCHS.ORG 8TH GRADE ADMISSIONS PROCESS

SCHOLARSHIPS

1. Submission of an online application will automatically

Founder’s Scholarship

register you for the Scholarship/Entrance Exam which

Full-Tuition Each Year

will be administered on Saturday, October 26, 2019

Presidential Scholarships

and again on Saturday, November 9, 2019. The fee for all applicants is $60.00.

Half-Tuition Each Year Principal Scholarships

2. Submit the Transcript Request Form and Teacher Recommendation Form to your current school.

$7,500 Each Year David T. Diehl ’55 Leadership Scholarships

THESE FORMS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM YOUR

$3,000 Each Year

ONLINE APPLICANT ACCOUNT, WHICH CAN BE ACCESSED FROM THE ADMISSIONS HOMEPAGE OF

Scholarships are only available for incoming

THE WEBSITE. All recommendations and 7th grade

freshmen and are awarded based upon the

academic records must be sent to the Admissions

following criteria:

Office at La Salle College High School by November

15, 2019.

Excellent performance on the Scholarship/ Entrance Exam

Strong Academic Profile

TRANSFER STUDENTS

Outstanding Recommendation(s)

La Salle historically admits a small number of transfer

Leadership and Service

students into the 10th and 11th grades each year. A student must have a “B” average and be in good standing

CONTACT

at his present school. Decisions are made in the spring

For further information, please contact

after the completion of a transfer application checklist

Mr. Kevin Dougherty, Dean of Enrollment

and a personal interview.

Management at (215) 402-4800 or admissions@lschs.org

ACCEPTANCE TO LA SALLE The Admissions Committee reviews the qualifications of each applicant to La Salle College High School. Decisions are made on the basis of: •

Scores on the Scholarship/Entrance Exam

Academic Performance in the 7th and 8th Grades

Recommendations from Teachers and/or Counselors

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Standardized Test Scores

Activities and Interests

Application Essay


TUITION AND FEES POLICY OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

PAYMENT PLANS

La Salle College High School admits students of

There are two payment plans available:

any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all

1. Semester Plan Payments are due July 15th and

the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally made available to students at the

November 15th. 2. Ten Month Plan Payments run April through

school. La Salle does not discriminate on the

January with a processing fee for participation

basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin

in the program.

in administration of its education policies, admission policies, scholarships, loan programs,

FINANCIAL AID

or athletic and other school administered

La Salle offers merit-based (academic

programs.

scholarships) and need-based grants (financial aid) on a year-to-year basis. Scholarship recipients are

La Salle College High School is a private,

also eligible for need-based grants.

independent Catholic educational institution, and as such, is almost exclusively dependent on

For first round consideration of need-based

full and timely payment of tuition rather than

financial aid, please complete the financial aid

Church or government subsidies. La Salle makes

application with the required documents during

every effort to minimize tuition, fees, and tuition

the month of October. Documentation necessary

increases, while providing a quality education

for need-based grants includes W-2 forms, tax

consistent with Catholic values.

records, and filing financial information through the School and Student Service for Financial

TUITION

Aid (SSS). Their website can be found at www.

Tuition for the 2019-2020 school year is $23,850.

sssbynais.org to create an online account.

Tuition for the David Program is an additional $9,700 per year.

ENROLLMENT PERIOD TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID

REGISTRATION FEE

October 1, 2019 through October 31, 2019

Registration of new students requires a non-



refundable tuition deposit of $1,000 (part of the tuition and not an additional fee). The

• Parent Financial Statement (PFS) and 2018 Tax Returns (1040 and W2’s) uploaded to SSS.

registration fee is due at the time a student

• A Business and Farm Statement is required for all business owners.

accepts his offer of admission. January 15, 2020

• Copies of final pay stubs for 2019 due at SSS.

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Glaser Field (Artificial Turf)

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Brothers’ Residence

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Ward Field

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Brothers’ Chapel

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McLean Hall

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Flannery Field

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Saint Michael Hall

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Meehan Field

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Lourdes Shrine

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Dunleavy Center

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Upper Bartley Field

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Allinson House (Admissions Office)

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Lower Bartley Field

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Alumni House

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Tennis Courts

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Outdoor Pool

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Sterner Hall

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David Center

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Indoor Pool

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Gymnasium

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Varsity Sports

Percent Of The Class Of 2019 Earned A Scholarship Or Grant

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TRANSPORTATION GETTING TO LA SALLE COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER Five Regional Rail Lines with Van Service

Van Service from Glenside Train Station Glenside Line Airport Line Lansdale/Doylestown Line Warminster Line Van Service from Wyndmoor Train Station Chestnut Hill East Line School Districts Providing Bus Service

Abington

Norristown

Centennial

North Penn

Central Bucks

Radnor

Cheltenham

Springfield

Colonial

Upper Dublin

Hatboro-Horsham

Upper Merion

Lower Merion

Upper Moreland

Lower Moreland

Wissahickon

Methacton Private Bus Routes

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Bucks County Bus No. 1

Delaware County

Bucks County Bus No. 2

Roxborough Bus

Northeast Philadelphia

Chester County Bus

Bus No. 1

Collegeville Bus

Northeast Philadelphia

Upper Montgomery

Bus No. 2

County Bus


Philadelphia Philadelphia Map Key La Salle College High School School Districts Providing Bus Services Private Bus Lines Private Bus Stop

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IF YOU CAN IMAGINE IT, YOU CAN ACHIEVE IT; IF YOU CAN DREAM IT , YOU CAN BECOME IT.

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“BOYS WILL BE BOYS, BUT LA SALLE BOYS WILL BE GENTLEMEN.”

DATES TO REMEMBER SPEND A DAY AT LA SALLE AS AN 8TH GRADER

6TH AND 7TH GRADE PRACTICE TESTS Saturday, February 29, 2020

Starting Monday, September 16, 2019

FALL OPEN HOUSE Sunday, September 29, 2019 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Beginning with Mass at 8:15 am

WAYS TO GET TO KNOW LA SALLE Experience STEAM at La Salle

SPEND A DAY AT LA SALLE AS A 7TH GRADER Starting Monday, March 2, 2020 through Friday, May 1, 2020

SPRING OPEN HOUSE (for 5th, 6th, and 7th Grade Families) Sunday, May 3, 2020 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

(Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Monday, October 7, 2019

Explore the Arts at La Salle

MORNINGS AT LA SALLE Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Wednesday, November 13, 2019

(Music, Speech & Debate, and Art)

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Monday, October 21, 2019

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Wednesday, March 18, 2020

8TH GRADE SCHOLARSHIP AND ENTRANCE EXAMS

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Saturday, October 26, 2019

FINANCIAL AID

(Primary Test Day) Saturday, November 9, 2019 (Alternate Test Day)

Enrollment Period for Filing for Financial Aid October 1, 2019 through October 31, 2019

La Salle College High School 8605 Cheltenham Avenue Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania 19038 215 402 4800 phone 215 233 0284 fax admissions@lschs.org www.lschs.org

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