Applying to La Salle

“Our son’s four years at La Salle not only helped him grow, but it also helped him form friendships that will last him a lifetime. It helped him experience new things. It helped him explore other interests and it helped him become the young man that we are proud to call our son. As a Catholic family, our faith relies on our belief that our son would become an extraordinary young man…We believe without La Salle our son would not be ready for the world socially, academically and spiritually.”

 – Theresa Falcon, Parent of Jimmy Falcon ’20. Click here to read more parent testimonials.

Application Requirements

We are pleased by your interest in La Salle Academy. The following steps will guide you through the application process. Please contact Mr. Anthony Chin, Director of Recruitment & Admissions at (212) 475-8940 ext. 240 or at if you have any questions.

Admission is primarily based on school records and standardized test scores in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades, online application and essay, letters of reference, state exam results and the TACHS Exam results.

Step 1 – Take the TACHS Exam or La Salle’s Admissions Exam

The Test for Admissions into Catholic High School (TACHS) Exam is the primary means of applying to La Salle Academy. Students enrolled in Catholic elementary schools can register for the TACHS through their school. Students enrolled at public middle schools can obtain information and register for the TACHS at

La Salle Academy’s TACHS Exam Code is 107.

For those students who do not take the TACHS Exam, La Salle Academy offers its own monthly Admissions Exam by appointment only from January 2022 to July 2022. The exam is 3 hours in length. For more information, please contact Mr. Anthony Chin, Director of Recruitment & Admissions, at (212) 475-8940 ext. 240 or

Registration Day for the Class of 2026 is March 2, 2022.

Step 2 – Complete your La Salle Academy Online Application through the FACTS Management La Salle Academy Application Link

Click here to complete the Online Application. There is a $25 application fee payable to FACTS Management required when applying. If a 9th grade applicant is accepted to La Salle and registers for the 2022-2023 academic year, this $25 will be deducted from La Salle’s $250 registration fee.

Prepare to submit/upload the following items when completing the online application:

  • Short Essay
  • 6th, 7th and most recent 8th grade transcripts/report cards
  • Two letters of reference from your volunteer supervisor, teacher, and/or guidance counselor
  • Most recent ELA/Math state test scores

Step 3 – Visit & Tour

Guided tours of La Salle Academy are available to prospective students and their families by appointment only. Parents/guardians are also welcome to schedule a visit with Mr. Anthony Chin, Director of Recruitment & Admissions, to ask specific questions or discuss the programs and services La Salle Academy offers to incoming freshmen.

Step 4 – Complete your La Salle Academy Financial Aid Application

This is optional and requires a $35 application fee payable to FACTS Management.

Financial aid eligibility will be determined on the basis of a family’s need and the availability of funds. La Salle Academy uses FACTS Management to make initial recommendations for all financial aid applicants. All recommendations are then reviewed by La Salle Academy’s Tuition Assistance Committee before decisions are finalized. La Salle’s FACTS Institution ID is #6422.

View the 2021-2022 Fact Sheet to learn more about La Salle.