Academics

We Are Learners

A 172-year tradition. A 21st century learning experience. La Salle Academy is one of the oldest all-boys Catholic high schools in New York City. Founded in 1848, we provide a progressive educational experience helping young men grow intellectually, spiritually, physically and emotionally. The educational tradition of the Brothers of the Christian Schools is committed to the core tenets of St. John Baptist de La Salle, the patron saint of teachers. We guide our students as they become young men respectful of social diversity and intellectual honesty. An open and inclusive Christian community based in the East Village, our school reflects the diversity and creativity of the surrounding community. We welcome all young men who wish to learn and succeed. This is a bold mission that calls for a deeply held commitment to the success of each individual student.

La Salle is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. 

Course Curriculum

La Salle offers all students a rigorous New York State Regents curriculum that prepares them for the top colleges and universities in the United States.

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics

We Are Creators.

A STEAM (STEM with the Arts) curriculum integrates these core disciplines to better prepare students for increasingly popular careers in engineering-related fields, with real-world, hands-on learning experiences. Dedicated in December 2016, The McGee Science Center is La Salle’s state-of-the-art science lab that features 3d printers and scanners as pat of our burgeoning STEAM program and represents a significant upgrade in resources for students. Powering La Salle’s STEAM curriculum is a one-of-a-kind partnership with the prestigious Cooper Union, located just steps away.

La Salle has created a cutting-edge digital learning environment for students. In fact, we are one of the few all-boys Catholic high schools in New York City to offer incoming freshman a tablet computer – a key learning tool in today’s world.

Partnerships

At La Salle, our partners enhance the academic experience inside and outside the classroom. La Salle is connected to several top colleges and universities, including St. John’s University, St. Francis College, engineering powerhouse The Cooper Union and our Lasallian affiliate, Manhattan College. We are also proud to call Microsoft our technology partner, which provides us with a sophisticated framework for our tablet program.

Guidance and College Readiness

It is our position that the planning for college begins the first day a student arrives at La Salle Academy. It is the predominant expectation that every student is college-bound. This is demonstrated in the fact that every year 100% of the senior class continues their education at colleges and universities across the US.

Academic Assistance

There are many programs that La Salle offers to support the various levels of ability within each student in every grade.

Enrichment Programs

La Salle Academy’s college-preparatory education is enhanced by various enrichment programs. Students are provided with a well-rounded education by taking advantage of internship opportunities, professional development, networking, after-school programs, resource centers, and summer enrichment. These programs provide students with the tools needed to succeed both personally and professionally.