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. 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 framework for our tablet program.
The Cooper Union
La Salle’s neighborhood partner, The Cooper Union’s Albert Nerken School of Engineering drives our innovative STEAM (STEM with the Arts) program. Students in every grade have the opportunity to become steeped in STEAM curricula through several initiatives: Summer STEM Program, The STEM Days Program, STEM Saturdays, The Saturday ART Program, and the High School Innovators Program.
Manhattan College’s Office of Campus Ministry coordinates annual retreats on their campus in Riverdale for La Salle Academy faculty. In addition, the college occasionally hosts our championship-winning Cardinals at their Division-I level athletic facilities for practices and games. Continuing collaboration with our “uptown” Lasallian partner is inevitable.
St. Francis College
In the 2019-2020 academic year, La Salle Academy formed an academic partnership with Brooklyn-based St. Francis College. Students in our senior Creative Writing class have the option of earning 3 credits from St. Francis College for their work at La Salle. As a member of St. Francis College’s Bridge Program, La Salle’s Creative Writing Class is equivalent to its WRI 2100 Writing Fiction course.
This leading global technology provider powers La Salle’s Tablet program. Every incoming freshman receives a Microsoft Surface tablet that is utilized in a variety of ways to enrich the classroom experience. Microsoft provides La Salle with intense training on how to incorporate learning apps, online educational videos, e-textbooks and other tools.