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 44 THE LA SALLE EXPERIENCE IS A JOURNEY OF FAITH
THE FIVE GOALS OF LA SALLIAN EDUCATION
YOUR ADVENTURE BEGINS NOW
ADMISSION INFORMATION 58 CAMPUS MAP 62 TRANSPORTATION 64 DATES TO REMEMBER 68
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 challenge students to realize their academic potential.
INFORMATION SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY
Introduction to Information Sciences and Technology Digital Design •
Digital Images with Adobe Photoshop
Advanced Engineering Design
Principles of Engineering
Multimedia Production •
Multimedia Production with Adobe Premiere
Advanced Multimedia Production
Microsoft® IT Academy
Designing and Implementing Server Infrastructure
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 with Adobe Dreamweaver
Advanced Web Design with Adobe Dreamweaver
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 Creative Writing 1 Creative Writing 2 Baseball In Literature
Calculus 3 Honors
American Crime Fiction
Classic and Renaissance Literature
MUSIC AND FINE ARTS
Group Advisory 9, 10, 11, 12
Academic Support 9, 10, 11, 12
College Counseling 11, 12
Independent Chorus Instrumental Instruction
Introductory Music Performance
Integrated Algebra 1 and Geometry
Advanced Music Performance (Stage Band)
Algebra 1 Honors
R&B, Funk, and Latin Concepts
Integrated Algebra 2 and Geometry
Honors Advanced Music
Algebra 2 Honors
Music Business and Technology
Advanced Music Studies
Geometry and Pre-Calculus Honors Algebra 3/Trigonometry
Principles of Athletic Training
Calculus Honors AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC
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
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 AP French
Latin 1, 2, 3, 4
Latin 3 Honors
World History 1 AP Human Geography World History 2 AP World History AP European History United States History AP United States History AP United States Government and Politics
AP Comparative Government and Politics
Latin 2 Honors Latin 4 Honors AP Latin Spanish 1, 2, 3, 4 Spanish 2 Honors Spanish 3 Honors Spanish 4 Honors AP Spanish
MY PATH TO PRINCETON UNIVERSITY SNAP TO UNLOCK ERICâ€™S STORY
ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM
La Salle College High School requires 26.5 credits for
Advanced Placement courses are special college-
graduation. The majority of students elect to take
level courses taught on campus, which can lead to
college credit, waiving of college requirements, special
placement in honors programs, or preferences in the college admissions process. La Salle students
English 4 credits
consistently score well above state and national
averages on Advanced Placement examinations, which
Health 1/2 credit Information Sciences
are administered each May.
Math 3 credits
ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES
Religion 4 credits
Science 3 credits
Comparative Government and Politics
Computer Science Computer Science Principles
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.
English Language and Composition
Many students will also take a fourth year of a World Language. There are a wide variety of electives in Art, Information Sciences and Technology, Music, Social Studies, English, Math, Science, and World Languages.
(11th Grade) English Literature and Composition (12th Grade) Environmental Science European History French Human Geography Latin Physics 1 Physics 2 Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism Physics C: Mechanics Psychology Spanish Statistics United States Government and Politics United States History World History
HONORS COURSES Due to the high caliber of students attending La Salle, classes are generally assigned heterogeneously. In addition to the Advanced Placement Program, Honors 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.
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 2016. •
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.
(Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Collaboration and opportunity mark La Salle’s extensive STEAM program. All ninth graders begin with thorough practical and ethical training for their digital tablet devices and collaborate in La Salle’s Exploratorium within core STEAM disciplines: programming to digital research to three-dimensional visualizations. From this common base, students venture into 40 elective choices, including a nationally recognized Microsoft IT program, advanced programming, digital design, engineering, music business and technology, multi-media production, forensic science, and AP offerings in biology, chemistry, three levels of physics, and environmental science. Co-curriculars include a nationally recognized lab managers program, competition at three levels of robotics, and community and scholarly opportunities to present research and projects. Instructors are certified by Adobe, Autodesk, and Microsoft to teach and certify on official curriculum. Understanding that technology is not a “one size fits all” model, each member of the class of 2022 is participating in our “device of choice program.” Students are provided an email account, cloud storage, and a copy of Microsoft Office. Digital design students will be provided with a copy of the necessary Adobe software via Adobe Creative Cloud.
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. 18
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE A core program balances academics, athletics, the arts, and community service, while an academically diverse student body discovers an independence of thought and action that promotes a sense of individual responsibility.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARS
97 students in the Class of 2018 were
5 National Merit Finalists in the Class of 2018.
members of La Salle’s Chapter of the National
12 National Merit Commended Students in
Honor Society. •
83 members of the Class of 2019 were elected to the National Honor Society based on
the Class of 2018. •
20 students per year are recognized as
academic performance (cumulative GPA of
National Merit Scholars.
3.75), leadership, and service. SCHOLARSHIPS AND ADVANCED PLACEMENT •
The Class of 2018 earned over $39 million in
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS •
subject areas. 52% of the Class of 2018 had at least one qualifying score of 3 or higher (recommended score for college credit) on an AP Exam. 19
In the spring of 2018, 434 students took 1,039 AP exams in 24 different
in 28 different states and the District of
83% of the Class of 2018 earned merit-based and/or athletic scholarships
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).
The Class of 2018 is continuing formal education at 107 colleges, universities,
documented scholarships and grants •
Over the past decade, an average of
The Class of 2018 was accepted into 239 colleges and universities.
52 members of the Class of 2018 will be playing 11 collegiate sports at 36 colleges and universities.
WHAT MAKES A LA SALLE GENTLEMAN 20
IN UNION THERE IS 22
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 24
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. 27
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 sixteen Pennsylvania State Championships in six different sports.
• During the last five years, La Salle has captured 112 championships in 17 different
• Last year, 256 athletes received All-Catholic
sports (Philadelphia Catholic League
recognition – 138 First All-Catholics, 78
Championships, District 12 Championships,
Second Team All-Catholics, 10 Third Team
and Pennsylvania State Championships).
All-Catholics, and 30 Honorable Mention AllCatholics. In addition, 7 athletes were named
• 52 members of the Class of 2018 will be 31
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.
as All-Americans and 11 athletes received All-State recognition.
WHAT FUELS MY DRIVE
SNAP TO UNLOCK ISAIAHâ€™S STORY
LA SALLE COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL IS THE ONLY SCHOOL TO HAVE WON A PHILADELPHIA CATHOLIC LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP IN EVERY BOYS SPORT. DURING 2017-2018, LA SALLE CAPTURED ONE PENNSYLVANIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, TWELVE PHILADELPHIA CATHOLIC LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS, AND NINE 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
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SURROUND YOURSELF WITH
PEOPLE WHO BUILD YOU UP
BE BOLD BE BRAVE BE YOU 39
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 MUSICAL.
LA SALLE PRESENTS A DRAMA.
Recent productions include:
Recent productions include:
The Drowsy Chaperone (2018)
Student-Produced One Act Plays
The Producers (2017)
(2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
Crazy For You (2016)
One Act Plays (2013)
Barefoot In The Park (2012)
42nd Street (2014)
Lend Me A Tenor (2011)
Blithe Spirit (2010)
City Of Angels (2012)
Plaza Suite (2009) Arsenic and Old Lace (2008) 41
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
Freshman are offered Foundations Art and the
every aspect of designing and running a show.
school year ends with a two-week long Arts
One of the unique aspects of the program is
Festival that includes music concerts and a
that the student gets the responsibility of truly
student art exhibit.
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
Athletes Helping Athletes
Future Physicians Club
Ski and Snowboard Club
Asian Cultures Club
Social Studies Honor Society
Blue and Gold (Yearbook)
Gazebo (Literary Magazine)
Global Studies Club
Speech and Debate (Forensics)
Human Rights Club
Sports Information Club
Bands (15 Ensembles)
Step Brothers Dance Group
Chorus (3 Ensembles)
Lasallian Service Corps
(14 Service Projects)
Computer Lab Managers
Mock Trial Competition
WEXP (TV Studio/Club)
The Wisterian (School Newspaper)
Explorers, Inc. (Business Club)
National Honor Society
World Soccer 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 â€“ twice by the National Speech and Debate Association (2009, 2014) and five times by the National Catholic Forensics League (2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015). The Speech and Debate Team has won 14 consecutive Pennsylvania High School Speech League District 11 titles (2005-2018). The Speech and Debate Team won the Philadelphia Catholic Forensics League (PCFL) Overall Speech and Debate School Championship in 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. The program has had six National Champions, 33 State Champions, and 27 City Champions along with numerous other national, state, and local awardees.
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 2018, 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.
MY PASSION TO SERVE SNAP TO UNLOCK JOSEâ€™S STORY
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 and the budget for
lessons, thereby pushing the learning
everyone around them. Throughout
need based financial aid has risen by 16%
pace and assisting the class to delve
La Salle, there is a subtle emphasis on
over the last four years. Implementing
deeper for meaning. Teachers hold
mutual respect that is exemplified in the
such an aggressive increase in financial
high standards for their students
teacher-student relationship. From the
aid has required strong commitments
and themselves, staying current
start, students are exposed to a faculty
from the entire La Salle family.
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 30, 2018
Saturday, March 2, 2019
An Open House geared towards 8th grade
6th and 7th grade students are encouraged to
students will be held from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
take a practice test on Saturday, March 2, 2019.
All of the schoolâ€™s facilities and programs will
The fee for this exam is $60.00. Please note that
be available to prospective students and their
the test for 6th graders will be modified and only
families. The program will include presentations,
include questions on Math and English. Both
demonstrations, and guided tours. The day will
tests are administered for practice purposes and
begin with Mass at 8:15 am. To register for the
are not used for the granting of scholarships or
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 5, 2019
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 17, 2018. This is the best
8TH GRADE SCHOLARSHIP AND ENTRANCE EXAMS
way to experience the atmosphere, spirit, and
Saturday, October 27, 2018
arranged by registering online at www.lschs.org
challenges that await our young men. Visits can be
Saturday, November 10, 2018 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 email@example.com
INTERVIEWS 8th grade students spending a day at La Salle will 60
have an informal interview as part of their visit.
EXPERIENCE STEAM AT LA SALLE (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Monday, October 15, 2018
EXPLORE THE ARTS AT LA SALLE (Music, Speech & Debate, and Art) Monday, October 22, 2018 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 17, 2018 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Thursday, November 15, 2018 Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Wednesday, January 23, 2019 Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Wednesday, April 3, 2019 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. Apply online at www.lschs.org Submission of an
Founder’s Scholarship (1)
application will automatically register you for
Full-Tuition Each Year
the Scholarship/Entrance Exam which will be
Presidential Scholarships (7)
administered on Saturday, October 27, 2018 and again on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The fee for all
Half-Tuition Each Year Principal Scholarships
applicants is $60.00. 2. Submit the Transcript Request Form and Teacher
$7,000 Each Year David T. Diehl ’55 Leadership Scholarships
Recommendation Form to your current school.
$3,000 Each Year
THESE FORMS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM YOUR ONLINE ACCOUNT, WHICH CAN BE ACCESSED FROM
Scholarships are only available for incoming
THE ADMISSIONS HOMEPAGE OF THE WEBSITE. All
freshman and are awarded based upon the
recommendations and 7th grade academic records
must be sent to the Admissions Office at La Salle
College High School by November 16, 2018.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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 recipient 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 financial aid,
full and timely payment of tuition rather than
please complete the financial aid application
Church or government subsidies. La Salle makes
with the required documents during the month
every effort to minimize tuition, fees, and tuition
of October. Documentation necessary for need-
increases, while providing a quality education
based grants includes W-2 forms, tax records, and
consistent with Catholic values.
filing financial information through the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS). Their
website can be found at www.sssbynais.org to
Tuition for the 2018-2019 school year is $23,050.
create an online account.
Tuition for the David Program is an additional $9,400 per year. Tuition increases 3 to 3.5% in an average year.
ENROLLMENT PERIOD TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID October 1, 2018 through October 31, 2018
Parent Financial Statement (PFS) and 2017 Tax
Registration of new students requires a non-
Returns (1040 and W2â€™s) uploaded to SSS.
refundable tuition deposit of $1,000 (part of the tuition and not an additional fee). The
January 15, 2019
registration fee is due at the time a student
Copies of final pay stubs for 2018 due at SSS.
accepts his offer of admission.
DOWNLOAD THE APP Download the schoolâ€™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 NEW FLANNERY STADIUM ARTIFICIAL TURF, NEW TRACK, LIGHTING, AND STADIUM SEATING OPENING SEPTEMBER 2018
8 7 ENH C H E LT
VENU AM A
Computers On Campus
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 2018 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
“BOYS WILL BE BOYS, BUT LA SALLE BOYS WILL BE GENTLEMEN.”
DATES TO REMEMBER SPEND A DAY AT LA SALLE AS AN 8TH GRADER
SPEND A DAY AT LA SALLE AS A 7TH GRADER Starting Monday, March 4, 2019 through Friday, May 3, 2019
Starting Monday, September 17, 2018
FALL OPEN HOUSE
SPRING OPEN HOUSE (FOR 5TH, 6TH, AND 7TH GRADE FAMILIES)
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Sunday, May 5, 2019
9:00 am to 12:00 pm (8:15 am Mass)
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
EXPERIENCE STEAM AT LA SALLE (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)
MORNINGS AT LA SALLE Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Monday, October 15, 2018
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
EXPLORE THE ARTS AT LA SALLE
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
(Music, Speech & Debate, and Art)
Thursday, November 15, 2018 Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Monday, October 22, 2018
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
8TH GRADE SCHOLARSHIP AND ENTRANCE EXAMS
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Saturday, October 27, 2018 Saturday, November 10, 2018
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Wednesday, April 3, 2019
FINANCIAL AID Enrollment Period for Filing for Financial Aid
6TH AND 7TH GRADE PRACTICE TESTS Saturday, March 2, 2019
October 1, 2018 through October 31, 2018
La Salle College High School 8605 Cheltenham Avenue Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania 19038 215 402 4800 phone 215 233 0284 fax email@example.com www.lschs.org
Choose Your Path www.lschs.org/Admissions