About La Salle Academy

La Salle Academy is a college-preparatory high school with a rich history. La Salle is the third oldest Catholic high school in New York City, providing educational, spiritual and athletic opportunities to young men for 172 years. La Salle is accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges and accredited by the U.S. Department of Education.

La Salle is part of a larger Lasallian Community. The Brothers of the Christian Schools, also known as the De La Salle Christian Brothers, run schools and educational apostolates around the world. Founded in 1848, La Salle Academy is the oldest continuously operating Lasallian school and is one of the over 80 Lasallian education institutions within the United States, including six colleges and universities. For more than 172 years in New York City, the Christian Brothers have been caring for the spiritual and temporal educational needs of young men from poor and troubled families — a charge issued to them by Saint John Baptist de La Salle, the founder of the order in the late seventeenth century.

La Salle Academy is a small school with an enrollment of 300 students and has a challenging college preparatory curriculum that includes:

Our heart comes from our heritage. It feeds our passion for learning. It shapes our ethical conviction. It creates brotherhood yet nurtures individuality. We honor our history, while we write a new chapter of the La Salle story that is uniquely our own.

  • Honors and Regents Courses
  • Advanced Placement Courses in English, Mathematics, Spanish Literature, American History and American Government
  • A student/faculty ratio of 12:1
  • An average class size of 20
  • College credit course in Creative Writing
  • 80% of faculty with master’s degrees or higher