THE JOURNEY STARTS CHOOSE HERE YOUR PATH
TABLE OF CONTENTS
YOUR PATH TO KNOWLEDGE 2 IN UNION THERE IS STRENGTH
CHAMPIONS AREN’T BORN, THEY’RE MADE
BE BOLD, BE BRAVE, BE YOU
BLAZE YOUR OWN TRAIL 40 THE LA SALLE EXPERIENCE IS A JOURNEY OF FAITH
THE FIVE GOALS OF LA SALLIAN EDUCATION
YOUR ADVENTURE BEGINS NOW
ADMISSION INFORMATION 56 CAMPUS MAP 60 TRANSPORTATION 62 DATES TO REMEMBER 66
PATH TO KNOWLEDGE 3
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 â€“ and to your greatest potential. Here paths are not followed, but rather blazed by those who seek to lead by accomplishment.
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 Schoolâ€™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.
INFORMATION SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY Introduction to Information Sciences and Technology Digital Design •
Digital Images with Adobe Photoshop
Engineering Design •
Advanced Engineering Design
Principles of Engineering
Introduction to Robotics
Entrepreneural Design •
Multimedia Production •
Mobile Video Production with Adobe Creative Cloud
Advanced Multimedia Production - WEXP TV
Microsoft® IT Academy
Designing and Implementing Server Infrastructure
Installing and Configuring Windows Servers
Administering Windows Server
Configuring Advanced Windows Server Services
Print Design •
Print Design with Adobe InDesign
Advanced Visual Communication using Adobe Creative Cloud
Print Design Management
Introduction to 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
American Crime Fiction Classic and Renaissance Literature
MUSIC AND FINE ARTS Freshman Chorus Chorus
Group Advisory 9, 10, 11, 12
Academic Support 9, 10, 11, 12
College Counseling 11, 12
Introductory Music Performance Advanced Music Performance (Stage Band)
R&B, Funk, and Latin Concepts
Integrated Algebra 1 and Geometry
Algebra 1 Honors
Honors Advanced Music
Music Business and Technology
Integrated Algebra 2 and Geometry
Advanced Music Business and Technology
Algebra 2 Honors Geometry
Geometry and Precalculus Honors
Principles of Athletic Training
Trigonometry and Statistics
Precalculus Precalculus Honors
RELIGION La Salle requires a four-year program of religious education following the Bishopsâ€™ curriculum framework within the context
United States History: 1960 to Present Economics AP Economics (Macro)
of the Lasallian charism.
AP Economics (Micro)
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
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
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
ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES
La Salle College High School requires 26.5 credits for
graduation. The majority of students elect to take
Chemistry Comparative Government and Politics
English 4 credits
Computer Science Principles
Health 1/2 credit
Math 3 credits Physical Education/Aquatics
Religion 4 credits Science 3 credits
English Language and Composition (11th Grade) English Literature and Composition (12th Grade)
French Human Geography
A student must take at least four credits beyond the
minimum required listed above. In most cases, this
means a fourth year of Math, Science, or Social Studies.
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
Studies, English, Math, Science, and World Languages.
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
college credit, waiving of college requirements, special placement in honors programs, and/or preferences
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
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 schoolâ€™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
campus offices. Seven state-of-the-art physical servers
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.
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 SCHOOLâ€™S PROUDEST ACHIEVEMENTS AS THEY STAND AS A LASTING TESTAMENT TO A SUCCESSFUL EDUCATION. 15
(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
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).
WHAT MAKES A LA SALLE GENTLEMAN 18
Kindness is his favored approach.
Curiosity. he turns questions into knowledge.
belief guides his actions and choices.
Inclusive. he celebrates a rich diversity of world views.
he is curious and patient with all.
Creative. imagination is his self expression.
Activity. movement takes him forward.
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
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 â€“ all in an attempt to develop in the image of God. The â€œBoys will be Boys, but La Salle Boys will be Gentlemenâ€? 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.
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.
The high school years coincide with the
The program, which is integrated into the
formational years of oneâ€™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
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.
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,
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
think; rather, they are challenged to think for themselves. 25
CHA MP ION S
AREN’T BORN THEY’RE MADE
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 Salleâ€™s athletic
the world with a sense of responsibility and
opportunities have expanded since the Philadelphia
Catholic League joined the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) District
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.
R I S E U P
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)
Indoor Track* (V, JV, F)
Lacrosse*† (V, JV)
Rugby (V, JV)
Rugby 7s (V, JV)
Squash (V, JV)
Tennis* (V, JV)
Soccer (V, JV, F)
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
SURROUND YOURSELF WITH
PEOPLE WHO BUILD YOU UP
BE BOLD BE BRAVE BE YOU 35
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 studentâ€™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.
LA SALLE PRESENTS A DRAMA.
LA SALLE PRESENTS A MUSICAL.
Recent productions include:
Recent productions include:
Student-Produced One Act Plays
(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)
Blithe Spirit (2010)
42nd Street (2014)
Plaza Suite (2009)
Arsenic and Old Lace (2008)
City Of Angels (2012)
La Salle’s highly regarded and comprehensive
music program is unmatched among
high schools in the Delaware Valley. Over 250 instrumentalists participate in fifteen
La Salle’s Competition Band and Lab Band
consistently receive superior ratings at local and regional jazz competitions. La Salle was
awarded First Place at the Cavalcade of Bands
Advanced Honors Band
Championships in 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
La Salle’s expanding choral program has four
very active performing groups: The Belcrofters
(performing ensemble), Upperclassmen Chorus,
Freshman Chorus, and an A Cappella Group.
Music Business and Technology
Aside from concerts, these groups perform at
many functions in and around La Salle. Smaller
ensembles enhance our school liturgies by
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 Salleâ€™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 schoolâ€™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 Salleâ€™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.
EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES A Cappella Group
Acceptance for All
Future Lawyers Club
Ski and Snowboard Club
Athletes Helping Athletes
Future Physicians Club
Social Studies Honor Society
Asian Cultures Club
Blue and Gold (Yearbook)
Gazebo (Literary Magazine)
Spanish Conversation Club
Speech and Debate (Forensics)
Human Rights Club
Sports Information Club
Bands (15 Ensembles)
Step Brothers Dance Group
Chorus (3 Ensembles)
Lasallian Service Corps
Classical Cartoons Club
(14 Service Projects)
Computer Lab Managers
Mock Trial Competition
WEXP (TV Studio/Club)
The Wisterian (School Newspaper)
National Honor Society
World Soccer Club
Explorers, Inc. (Business Club)
Outdoor Adventure Club
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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F A I T H
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.
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.
A PATH OF PASSION LEADS TO PURPOSE
LASALLIAN EDUCATION THE FIVE GOALS OF LASALLIAN EDUCATION
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.
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
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 schoolâ€™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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 â€œMorning at La Salle.â€? 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.
TO APPLY, VISIT WWW.LSCHS.ORG 8TH GRADE ADMISSIONS PROCESS
1. Submission of an online application will automatically
register you for the Scholarship/Entrance Exam which
Full-Tuition Each Year
will be administered on Saturday, October 26, 2019
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
Office at La Salle College High School by November
Excellent performance on the Scholarship/ Entrance Exam
Strong Academic Profile
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
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 email@example.com
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
Standardized Test Scores
Activities and Interests
TUITION AND FEES POLICY OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
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,
or athletic and other school administered
La Salle offers merit-based (academic
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
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
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.
DOWNLOAD THE APP Download the school’s free App by visiting the iTunes Store and searching for LSCHS or La Salle College High School.
84-ACRE CAMPUS 4
WA S FORT
PA P E R
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McCarthy Walking Trail
Sacred Heart of Jesus Statue Class of 1951 Courtyard
Glaser Field (Artificial Turf)
Environmental Study Area
Saint Michael Hall
Upper Bartley Field
Allinson House (Admissions Office)
Lower Bartley Field
5 RENDERING OF FLANNERY STADIUM ARTIFICIAL TURF, TRACK, LIGHTING, AND STADIUM SEATING OPENED SEPTEMBER 2018
8 7 ENH C H E LT
VENU AM A
Bands And Performing Ensembles
Summer Service Trips In 9 States And 4 Countries
School Districts Provide Bussing
Acre Wireless Campus
Servers Supporting A Network Of Over 1,500 Users
Percent Of The Class Of 2019 Earned A Scholarship Or Grant
Clubs And Activities
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
Methacton Private Bus Routes
Bucks County Bus No. 1
Bucks County Bus No. 2
Chester County Bus
Bus No. 1
Bus No. 2
Philadelphia Philadelphia Map Key La Salle College High School School Districts Providing Bus Services Private Bus Lines Private Bus Stop
IF YOU CAN IMAGINE IT, YOU CAN ACHIEVE IT; IF YOU CAN DREAM IT , YOU CAN BECOME IT.
“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
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lschs.org
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