LSA Scholarship Benefit 2023

La Salle Academy’s April Recap

La Salle Academy Announces New President

The Green Team at La Salle Academy!

La Salle Academy’s March Recap

La Salle Academy’s February Recap

La Salle Academy’s January Recap

See You in Florida!

La Salle Academy’s December Recap

La Salle Academy’s November Recap

Cardinals Capture First City Soccer Championship

La Salle Soccer Advances to City Championship

Art’s Alive at LSA!

La Salle Academy’s October Recap

La Salle Academy Seniors Visit Manhattan College

La Salle Academy’s September Recap

La Salle’s Impact on a Recent Alumnus

La Salle Academy’s August Recap

La Salle Academy NYC Welcomes New Assistant Principal

Introducing New Faculty and Staff

Lasallian Youth Day of Service

La Salle Academy’s July Recap

Summer Basketball Camps

FORE! Golf with LSA on September 22nd

Alex Dayle ’22 featured on The Today Show

La Salle Academy’s June Recap

La Salle Academy’s May Recap

La Salle Academy Congratulates the Class of 2022!

LSA Baseball game Recap vs Nazareth

Brooklyn, NY – La Salle Academy rolled out to Brooklyn for the second time in as many games and for the second time in as many games rolled out of Brooklyn with a decisive win, this time 12-0 against Nazareth at American Legion Fields. La Salle’s second straight victory improves their CHSAA ‘A’ Division record to 4-3 and 5-6 overall. 

Junior pitcher, Eamon Moogan, pitched a complete game one-hitter for La Salle with nine strikeouts and only two walks. He also had a RBI double with a run scored and was awarded the ‘Angry Bird’ as La Salle’s player of the game. Four Cardinals had two hits including Izzac Garcia and Daniel Estevez, who also had two RBIs apiece. 

The Cardinals, for a second straight game were delayed getting to the game, saw their offense delayed in beginning of the game as they went down 1-2-3 in the top of the first. Nazareth returned the favor in the bottom half of the inning before the Cards got into a groove and put up 12 over the next four innings to seal the game. 

On Deck: La Salle hosts division rival St. John’s Prep on Tuesday under the lights on Randall’s Island, Field #46. First pitch is 6:00pm.

La Salle Academy’s April Recap

New season, new project

La Salle Academy’s March Recap

La Salle Academy’s February Recap

Ash Wednesday Prayer for Ukraine

Today Lent begins. Over the next six weeks, we will open our hearts and minds to move closer to and strengthen our relationship with God in preparation for Easter Sunday.

Our school community will gather this morning for two Lenten prayer services and we will also be offering a prayer at 2:40 this afternoon on behalf of Ukraine, at the request of Pope Francis. Please join us and recite the prayer below from your home.

Prayer for Peace in Ukraine

O Prince of Peace,
Once more we hear the guns of war,
Once more we see the faces of frightened children.

We pray for the people of Ukraine,
That they may be granted peace;
We pray for the people of Russia,
That they may demand peace;
We pray for our country,
That we may be a positive part
Of peacemaking in this world.

O Prince of Peace,
Lead us from this dark time
To a deeper understanding
Of the global human family,
So all may break bread together
In the secure embrace of peace.


In solidarity with our Ukrainian neighbors at St. George’s Ukrainian Academy and Church, our Campus Minister, Brother Richard Galvin, will be attending Mass with seven of our seniors at St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church on Thursday. Please continue to pray for an end to the aggression against our Ukrainian brothers and sisters.

Golf with us on May 16th!

We are excited to announce the return of our annual Cardinal Classic Golf Outing, to be held Monday, May 16, 2022 at North Hempstead Country Club in Port Washington, New York. This year’s outing is important because it is our first since September 2019 and all proceeds from the event benefit the students entrusted to our care.

Your participation in the outing as a golfer, dinner attendee, sponsor, or donor will help us continue to provide our students with a quality college-preparatory education in a secure, nurturing, and disciplined environment. The 2019 Cardinal Classic Golf Outing raised nearly $65,000. With your generosity this year, our students, many of whom may not have had the opportunity to excel otherwise, will continue to thrive. Thank you for engaging and investing in our mission!

To register, click here. For more information, contact Ms. Daria Coney at 212-475-8940 ext. 301 or

La Salle Academy’s January Recap

See You in Florida!

Catholic Schools Week

La Salle Academy’s December Recap

La Salle Academy’s November Recap

La Salle Academy Captures Cross Country Boys Varsity B Championship!

On Saturday, November 13, 2021 the La Salle Academy cross-country team traveled to Van Cortlandt Park with the challenge of competing for the Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) City Championship. On the brisk morning, the seven Cardinals seemed up to the task of doing something that has not been done at La Salle since 1977!

Carlos T. ’22 would set the tone for the race, finishing 3rd overall and leading the team literally from the front of the pack! He was not alone, though, as Jordan P. ’23, Edgar A. ’23, and Landon C. ’24 would finish 4th, 5th and 6th respectively.  The team scoring was rounded out by solid contributions from Julian Q. ’23, Samuel W. ’24 and Aydan S. ’23.

The Cardinals are showing improvement each and every season under 4th year head coach William Hackshaw. Assisted by fellow CHSAA veterans Ed Howard and Peter Williams, the Cardinals have made positive improvements which culminated in this year’s City Championship! Congratulations to all of our student-athletes and coaches!

National Vocation Awareness Week

La Salle Academy’s October Recap

Updates from La Salle Academy’s Office of Advancement

We are pleased to announce the restaffing of La Salle Academy’s Office of Advancement. Ms. Daria Coney has assumed responsibility for the management of the Advancement Office as Director of Advancement and Communications, Ms. Zenaida Sonberg continues as Senior Development Associate, and we welcome Mr. Justin Talavera as Director of Major Gifts and Grant Funding. Justin earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at St. John’s University and has experience fund raising, which will serve him well as a member of the Advancement Team. Justin is enthusiastic about our mission and eager to wear Cardinal red.

With faith and zeal, we continue to move forward, associated for the sake of the young men entrusted to us! Together we pray the closing words of Psalm 90, “Prosper the work of our hands.”

Four La Salle Academy Students Selected out of 16,500 Nationwide as Questbridge Finalists

New York, N.Y., October 27, 2021 – Four La Salle Academy students have been selected as QuestBridge Finalists based on their outstanding academic accomplishments. Nationwide, 16,500 students completed the National College Match application. Out of the 16,500 applicants, 6,312 were selected from across the country, 1,452 of which were from the Northeast region of the United States. La Salle Academy is thrilled to be home to four of those students: Carlos Apreza, Abiola Laguda, Frank Reyes, and Joshua Rocamora.

Despite financial challenges, the group of four La Salle seniors have demonstrated impressive academic achievement throughout their four years of high school. They will submit additional documentation and are contenders for four-year all expenses paid scholarships at some of the most prestigious schools in the United States such as Princeton, Stanford, and Yale. Visit for more details about this wonderful opportunity.

“I am proud of our quartet of scholars and grateful they merited this national recognition. I applaud them and am optimistic they will rise to the top as they continue their quest for full scholarships to highly regarded colleges and universities,” said Brother Thomas P. Casey, FSC, President of La Salle Academy.

La Salle Academy is a college-preparatory Catholic high school that serves a culturally diverse group of students from all five boroughs that celebrates a spirit of brotherhood grounded in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the tradition of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, the Patron Saint of Teachers. For more information about La Salle Academy, contact Ms. Daria Coney at 212-475-8940 ext. 301, email, or visit


The mission of La Salle Academy, a rigorous college-preparatory high school, is to educate students of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds with special outreach to those most in need. We provide a nurturing environment, which fosters spiritual, moral, intellectual, emotional and physical growth in the Roman Catholic tradition and the Lasallian spirit, as embodied in Saint John Baptist de La Salle. We create experiences of community within the school and encourage each student to develop his gifts and talents for his own growth, as well as to engage in the caring service of others, through its academic, extra-curricular and spiritual programs.

La Salle Academy’s September Recap

International Lasallian Days of Peace

La Salle Academy Launches New Athletics Logo

We remember and we will never forget…

La Salle Academy’s August Recap

Back by Popular Demand, La Salle’s 5K!

Refresh La Salle

Approximately a year and a half ago was the last time the full contingent of La Salle students came to 215 E 6th Street for class. As we anticipated welcoming back all our Cardinals for the 2021-2022 academic year, we realized that some of the challenges ahead will relate to the social and emotional well-being of the young men whom we serve. We wanted them to return to a familiar, yet different, place where they feel at home in a refreshed environment.

Our space, which has been pretty much vacant and devoid of life since we sent our students home for the last time in March 2020, appeared a bit faded and tired. Some areas required a fresh coat of paint, others called for a dash of pizazz, and still others needed a significant makeover. During the summer months, some students volunteered to come in for “Days of Service” and helped our staff transform the appearance of stairwells, corridors, and classrooms. In particular, the new look of our entryway clearly offers a celebration of life at La Salle Academy once you cross the threshold.

Preparing the building for full occupancy has associated expenses for labor and supplies, as well as food for the students who volunteered their time. Will you make a donation towards the cost of refreshing our school? While not glamorous, it is a necessary project that will enhance our message of welcome and enable us to begin our year in a vibrant way. The brightened look and feel of our common space will affirm for our students that we’re back together and it’s a new beginning. The results of this project will make a lasting impression on all who enter our building at 215 E 6th Street.

I appreciate your consideration of my request and assure you of my prayers.


Brother Thomas P. Casey, FSC


P.S. All our years are in some ways exceptional. We recognize what has happened in the last two and we move forward with confidence and enthusiasm. “Back to school” in 2021 is unique! Contribute to assure our students they are welcome as they return to La Salle this fall.

La Salle Academy’s July Recap

Lasallian Youth Assembly

On Thursday, July 15th, the Lasallian Region of North America hosted a virtual Lasallian Youth Assembly. This assembly included 125 high school students from across the United States. Lasallian Youth groups exist in Lasallian schools like ours. Members seek understanding of themselves and the world. They search for this understanding through activities of faithservice, and community.

La Salle Academy was well-represented with the participation of five students: Alejandro A. ‘22, Matheus D. ‘24, Eamon M. ‘23, Aaron P. ‘22, and Rowan T. ’24. These young men were joined by Brother Richard Galvin, FSC, La Salle’s new campus minister. Rising senior, Aaron P. served as La Salle’s spokesperson, introducing the group and leading us in a cheer, “We Are La Salle!” The assembly’s theme was “Mapping Our Way Forward.” It began at 12:00 pm and ended at 5:30 pm. The afternoon consisted of opening and closing ceremonies and prayer as well as breakout sessions and two keynote presentations. Pictured are Matheus D. (3rd Row, 1st frame), Rowan T. ( 2nd Row, 3rd frame), and Br. Richard (1st Row, 4th frame.)  All students are encouraged to consider joining La Salle Academy’s Lasallian Youth Group in September!

La Salle Academy’s June Recap

La Salle Academy’s 33rd Annual Art Expo

La Salle Academy’s May Recap

La Salle Academy’s April Recap

La Salle Academy Launches Official “La Salle NY” App

In an effort to better serve you, our current students and their families, we have spent the last two months developing an App that is linked to our Student Information System and we are proud to announce its launch! The La Salle NY app will allow you easier access to many of the features you currently have when you login to FACTS, but once you login on the app, you will not have to login again. Once you login on the App as a parent or a student, you will have easier access to grades, attendance, homework, behavior, calendar, announcements and a myriad of other features.

The app is currently available in the Apple App Store and available for Android phones in the Play Store. Here is how to download and access the app:

  1. Download the app from your phone’s app store.
  2. Create a profile for yourself. Creating a profile is a simple but important step, as it allows us to customize the notifications you receive via the app.
  3. When you select any category that is a “Responsive SIS Category,” it will ask you to log on as a parent or student and then you will be logged in to all areas and have access to all of your or your son’s information. The District Code is LSA-NY. Use your existing FACTS Username and Password.
  4. Have fun!

Please feel free to complete the survey in the survey section of the app or via this link.

Reach out to Mr. Pannell at or 212-475-8940 ext. 306 with any questions.

Plan for the 4th Quarter

Dear La Salle Academy Community, 

Thank you to all who replied to the 4th quarter survey. We look forward to welcoming more students back in person. Our classes will resume on April 12th (spring dress code begins then, too) and the 4th quarter will begin on April 19th.   

We have experienced a very difficult year together with great tragedy and loss, from a pandemic that is not yet over, to acts of racially motivated hate that continue.  La Salle Academy stands against all acts of racism and hate. Our Christian faith, summed up in the feast of Easter, involves a belief in new life and in a commitment to come together as brothers and sisters. That is the message we proclaim and the example we model at La Salle. 

I wish you and your family a happy Easter! 


​Ms. Kerry Conroy


La Salle Academy’s March Recap

Raising Our Resilience

Two brothers. Two parents. Two countries. Those pairings come together surrounded by one pandemic and form a story that characterizes 2020 at La Salle Academy.

Roberto and Manuel are both gifted and diligent students who benefit from the talent of our teachers and the ethos of our school. Each is the recipient of a merit scholarship. Each receives financial aid as well. They live with their mother, Marta, and communicate with their father who lives in his native country. He was here in New York with his family, and employed, before he was deported. The fiscal responsibility for Marta and her sons became her obligation. The economic consequences of the pandemic increased the burden she had to bear. She alerted Mary Anne Glassen in our Business Office to the challenge she was experiencing in paying the monthly tuition installment for her sons. Thanks to you, our benefactors, we were able to ease her burden, reduce the amount she owed, and prevent Roberto and Manuel from leaving La Salle, the school of opportunity. 

Similar good news was conveyed to 32 other families who, likewise, sought relief when faced with the bill they had to pay La Salle for the education provided. In order to serve a significant segment of the clientele our mission calls us to serve, we offer tuition assistance from the start of a family’s relationship with us and we have learned we must be prepared to augment it when an aberration like the events of 2020 upsets our world. Your contributions enable us to make life a bit easier for our students, while still covering our operating expenses.

Please consider making a gift today to help students like Roberto and Manuel. You can text MISSION to 91999 from your cell phone, click here to make a gift through our website, or you can send a check to La Salle Academy, 215 E 6th Street, New York, NY 10003 ATTN: Development Office.

I started this message referencing two brothers, two parents, and two countries. I cited the role you play in providing a positive impact for our students and their families. I conclude by asserting we are linked as one La Salle. Let us continue to stand tall and proud together!

Gratefully, with prayers and best wishes,

Brother Thomas P. Casey, FSC

P.S. I have changed the names of the individuals mentioned in my message to respect their privacy. What is not changed, is the way the Easter message of hope comes alive for this family, and for all at La Salle, because of your generosity and prayers. I wish you a blessed Easter as well.

La Salle Academy’s February Recap

La Salle Academy’s January Recap

Five Students Selected for Job Opportunity Program

The Job Opportunity Program (JOP), under the auspices of the Inner-City Scholarship Fund, provides rising seniors the opportunity to develop skills that will support them during the college application process and in the future as they enter the workforce.

This highly selective program has been affiliated with La Salle Academy for decades, and former participants have found their involvement as being immeasurable on myriad levels. The application process in itself is a rigorous experience, therefore, the applicants require motivation and interest to do so.  Students engage in six mandatory 90-minute workshops on such topics as resume writing, interviewing skills, self- assessment, representing themselves in the work environment, etc.

The following juniors, from the Class of 2022, have successfully completed the application and are this year’s JOP enrolled participants from La Salle Academy: Stanley E., Ralphie F., David G., Ernesto M. and Frank R.


La Salle Will Move to Hybrid Learning Model in 2nd Semester

Dear Parents and Guardians,   

Thank you for your continued patience as we continue to navigate this challenging year! Your commitment to your son’s educational experience has been excellent. As promised, we have taken two months to determine the direction of the remainder of the 2020 – 2021 academic year.

After a great deal of consideration, we have decided that we will be entering into a hybrid plan for the second half of the year. You have the option of having your son participate in this plan that involves some in-person instruction, or you may choose to continue the fully remote option that is currently occurring. Please note, if you decide to keep your son home, the next opportunity to opt for in-person classes will not be until the next quarter (the 4th quarter begins April 19th). If your son begins in-person education, and after starting, you change your mind, notify the Main Office and he will be reassigned as a student who is learning fully remotely.     

The proposed schedule and accompanying notes are below. As you will see, we attempted to keep things similar to the schedule we have now to provide some form of consistency in this time.

La Salle Academy – 3rd Quarter Schedule & Details:   

Monday – Wednesday* – Friday      

  • A – 8:00 – 9:15 (first 15 minutes will be used as homeroom)   
  • B – 9:25 – 10:25    
  • C – 10:35 – 11:35    
  • D – 11:45 – 12:45    
  • Lunch – 12:45 -1:20    
  • E – 1:30 – 2:30    

* All students will be taught remotely on Wednesdays*  

Tuesday – Thursday   

  • F – 8:00 – 9:45 (first 15 minutes will be used as homeroom)   
  • G – 9:55 – 11:25    
  • Lunch – 11:25 – 12:00    
  • H – 12:15 – 1:45    

  • Homeroom will be eliminated as we know it now. Prayer, announcements, and attendance will now take place during periods A and F (the first periods of the day). This eliminates a transition time.    
  • Students will move around the building between all periods. It will be the responsibility of the teacher and students to wipe down each student desk between each period. Wipes or paper towels and a spray bottle will be provided. Teachers will either hand each student a wipe or paper towel (in this case the teacher will spray each desk). The student is responsible for cleaning his desk before he leaves the room.    
  • The structure of our building and placement of stairwells requires two-way hallways. Students will be instructed to keep to the right and signage will be posted.    
  • We will work in a model that would probably not have more than 12 students in a room. Some rooms allow for more students, but we will work this out. Social distancing (6 feet) of desks will take place. That is what will determine the number of desks in a room.    
  • Students would be allowed to begin entering the building at 7:15 am.    
  • Students will enter the building through the fire exit on 6th Street. This is the stairwell at the back of the cafeteria (behind the back wall) that enters into the gym. Students will have their temperatures taken in the gym. Students who arrive early will stay in the cafeteria, socially distanced, until an appropriate time for them to be allowed upstairs. We will place the check-in table towards the middle of the gym or against the back wall. This will allow students indoor space to line up socially distanced for temp checks. If they do not meet the screening criteria, parents will be notified and asked to pick up their child. They will not come upstairs.    
  • Parents must complete a Covid screening questionnaire for their child each morning he will come to the building. We will use an app for this. The specific app is being chosen by administration.    
  • Students will be allowed to use lockers for the storage of their coats and umbrellas only. No books will be stored there. They will only go to their lockers at the start of and end of day.    
  • There is only one lunch period. This is the only way to keep the schedule concept we have right now. This requires that some students eat in the cafeteria and some students eat in classrooms. Students can bring lunch or have the lunch provided by the lunch program.   
  • To create the lunch period, the time between classes had to be shortened. There are now 10 minutes between each period. This will allow time for staggered dismissals from the rooms between periods (different grade levels every minute or two). It will reduce the number of students in the hall at one time.    
  • Students must keep their masks on at all times except when they are eating lunch.    
  • Classes are taught synchronously (students at home and students in the building are taking the class at the same time). The exception for this is PE. Mr. Schaller will teach only the students in-person at the assigned time. The students learning remotely will be given assignments. The WiFi connection and other restrictions in the gym do not allow synchronous education for PE to be an option.    
  • Students will be allowed to wear their gym clothes to school on the days they have PE. This will eliminate the need for the use of locker rooms/changing. They will be allowed to bring a shirt to change into after gym if they would like. Clothing guidelines will be provided to them.    
  • Students will likely come in 2 days per week. Either Mon/Tues or Thurs/Fri. All students will be taught remotely on Wednesdays. This may change depending on the number of students who want in-person education.    
  • Students who have free periods will be assigned to a study hall. Seniors will not be allowed out of the building for free periods.    
  • The schedule presented will be in effect from the date we start hybrid education through the balance of the school year, regardless of whether we are fully remote, hybrid, or all in-person.   
  • Clubs will run. Those in person will attend in person. Those at home can participate online.    
  • If a student or faculty/staff member tests positive for COVID, the school will revert to full remote education for 2 weeks. Deep cleaning and contact tracing will occur.    
  • There will be a room on the 1st floor designated for students who become ill during the day. This room will be shared by St. George and the pre-k. It is our hope that it will not need to be used, but is there if we need it.    
  • Dismissal will be staggered to avoid crowded halls.    

The rollout of this will be as follows: 

  • Feb 1-5 – Teachers only in the building teaching from there for the week. This allows faculty to adjust to teaching from the classroom and learn the new schedule. Students will continue to learn from home this week. 
  • Feb 8-12 – students in building (all remote on Wed) 
  • Feb 15- 19 – Winter break – no classes 
  • Feb 22 – back in school 

We believe this to be the best rollout plan, as it allows for an “easing in” to the new process. We will have a week without students in the building, a week with the students, and then a week off. The week off will also allow us all time to make any necessary adjustments. 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.  

Best regards,  

Ms. Kerry Conroy
La Salle Academy
215 East 6th Street
New York, NY 10003
212-475-8940, ext. 214

La Salle Academy’s December Recap

Joshua M. ’22 Wins Essay Contest

Middle, high school and college students in NYC had a chance to win $500 in Schneps Media’s “Your Voice, Your View Point” essay contest by sharing a story of their personal experience with racism. Our very own Joshua M. ’22 (pictured here with his mom) submitted the essay below and won! Congratulations!

My first experience with racism was in 4th grade when my teacher assumed that because I am Hispanic, I could not speak English. This incident happened at the second parent teacher conference with my mom, my aunt, and my teacher. My mom and my aunt went into the classroom as I waited outside. About 20 minutes later, my mom came out of the room with a furious look on her face and told me to go inside.

As soon as I went inside, my teacher asked me if I was struggling in any of my classes. I told her I am not struggling but my teacher disagreed. She assumed because I did not talk very much, I did not know any English. My teacher then told my mom that there was a language barrier. English has always been my first and only language and my family does not speak Spanish. My teacher, insisted, however that I should be evaluated because she felt that there was a language barrier.

A couple weeks later my mother decided to transfer me because the teacher insisted that English was not my first language. The teacher never considered the fact that I may have been a shy student who felt nervous to participate in class. She instead judged me according to my appearance. Up to this day, I wonder if my teacher would have judged a shy white kid as she judged me.

Without La Salle, I wouldn’t be where I am today

La Salle Academy’s November Recap

La Salle Soccer Pushes Through with Playoff Win

My COVID Story

When I woke up from a two-month coma on May 16th, I had three thoughts: my son, my mother, and La Salle Academy’s commencement ceremony.

Back in March, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit New York City, I had no idea I would be one of the millions personally affected by the virus. I spent a total of 101 days in the hospital fighting for my life, so to say I am thankful to be alive today is an understatement!

I am incredibly grateful to have made it to St. Patrick’s Cathedral on August 13th to watch La Salle’s Class of 2020 receive their diplomas; a special moment for their families and for me. As the graduates marched down the aisle to exit the Cathedral, I sat in the back to greet them. When I saw Amadou, I was overcome with emotion. I watched Amadou grow from a boy in the third grade to a young man who has excelled both academically and athletically. Amadou truly believed, promoted, and enhanced the brotherhood that has existed at La Salle for more than 172 years. At that moment, I realized that Amadou – and all the young men entrusted to our care – were the ones who gave me the strength to beat the coronavirus. My calling to continue impacting generations of young people was stronger than COVID-19.

Here at La Salle, my colleagues share the same passion. The commitment isn’t a superficial one; it is one that we make from the core of our being and one that truly becomes part of the fabric of our DNA. Collectively, we make decisions and sacrifices that result in what is best for the young men we serve – they are what matters.

Help us to continue to answer the call by making a contribution to the Lasallian Fund this Thanksgiving. You can click here, text LASALLE to 41444 from your cell phone, or send a check made payable to La Salle Academy to 215 E 6th Street, New York, NY 10003, ATTN: Development Office.

As we continue through this tumultuous year, let us all give thanks for what we do have: each other. That is the blessing that is bestowed upon us as we weather the storms of life. Thank you.


Jerome Pannell
Assistant Principal for Student Services

La Salle Academy’s October Recap

La Salle Fall Sports Summary

Plan for the 2nd Quarter

Thank you for your replies to our survey regarding the proposed plan for the 2nd quarter. We had an 88.5% return rate. That is fantastic. I appreciate the comments and questions. Below is a summary of that parent feedback.   

  • 62% of the respondents did not feel comfortable with their son participating in in-person classes for the 2nd quarter. Some of those saw the plan as good, but just believed it is too soon to implement it.   
  • 38% of the respondents said they did feel comfortable, but some of those stated that they would feel more confident if the plan began later in the school year.   
  • Other parents indicated there was a concern that the high quality of the education that is being provided right now would change with the attention being split between two groups (those at home and those in the classroom) at the same time.   

Given those numbers, the concern of and for some faculty members, the COVID hot spots that have occurred, potential civic unrest with the election, the coming winter season, travel and visiting that takes place during the holidays, it was determined that it was best to continue with the full remote education plan for the 2nd quarter. In early January, we will reassess to see if it is feasible to engage in the hybrid plan for the 3rd quarter, and perhaps even have students come in for mid-term exams.   

We miss the students in the building, but feel that this is the best plan for La Salle Academy at this time. Please continue to keep the lines of communication open. We want to continue to support one another through this.   


​Ms. Kerry Conroy

La Salle Academy Events Update

September Recap

Cardinal Q&A

August Recap

Student Orientation Info for the 2020-2021 School Year

La Salle Academy Celebrates 171st Commencement Exercises Socially Distanced at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

Members of La Salle Academy’s Class of 2020 ended their memorable senior year with their graduation ceremony at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Thursday, August 13th.

The ceremony begins at the 19:15 mark

Graduation exercises were delayed by more than two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite these unprecedented times, the 74 seniors in La Salle’s Class of 2020 completed their senior year with resilience and optimism. They collectively received over $15 million in grants and scholarships for college and will be attending some of the nation’s best four-year universities, including Boston College, Manhattan College, Syracuse University and Temple University. For a complete list, please visit

Steven Dumeng ’20, who will be attending Boston College, and Elijah Perez-Mendez ’20, who is headed to Fairfield University, are the Class of 2020’s Co-Valedictorians.

“I am glad we were able to provide this opportunity for our seniors. Although the timing was unprecedented, the spirit was familiar. I hope those who participated remotely via livestream felt the joy associated with participating in this rite of passage,” said Brother Thomas P. Casey, FSC, President of La Salle Academy.

“It was so important to be able to provide the seniors with this experience,” said Ms. Kerry Conroy, Principal of La Salle. “While the ceremony took on a slightly different format, the simple act of being together in the Cathedral sparked an array of emotions for all of us. It was a beautiful night.”

La Salle Academy is a college preparatory Catholic high school that serves a culturally diverse group of students from all five boroughs that celebrates a spirit of brotherhood grounded in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the tradition of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, the Patron Saint of Teachers. For more information about La Salle Academy contact Ismini Scouras at 212-475-8940 ext. 204, email or visit

Class of 2020 Co-Valedictorians, Steven Dumeng (left) and Elijah Perez-Mendez (right), speak at La Salle Academy’s 171st Commencement Exercises held at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral held on Thursday, August 13, 2020.

In Memoriam: Brother Ralph Darmento, FSC

La Salle’s Graduation Day Is Here

July Recap

Remote Learning Extended Through Fall 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,

Thank you for your replies and participation in the re-opening survey. After reviewing the results of all surveys (both the faculty/staff and parent), NYS guidelines and CDC recommendations, and looking at current Covid-19 numbers across the country, out of an abundance of caution for health and safety, we have decided to begin the school year with remote education for the first quarter. During the first quarter, we will reassess the situation and the possibilities of hybrid classes moving forward.

From March through June, La Salle Academy did a commendable job of emergency remote education with almost no notice. As we move forward to begin the 2020-2021 school year, we are developing plans to improve upon the good work we did in the spring. Teachers will receive additional training and will conduct more live classes via Microsoft Teams and/or Google Meet. The administrative team is developing a class schedule that will fit our distance learning needs. Those details will be communicated to you when they are available.

We will offer virtual opportunities for extracurricular activities (clubs) and support services. The Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) has postponed the start of any possible fall season until late September. As more news from the CHSAA is made available to us, we will pass that along.

There will be the need for all students to come in for an orientation day during which books and tablets will be distributed, along with other pertinent information. This will be conducted with the appropriate guidelines (masks, social distancing, smaller groups, etc.). The schedule of those days and all details will be sent out to you at a later date but will not take place before September 8th.

Please reach out with any questions. We will continue to keep you updated throughout the summer as more details are available. Thank you for partnering with us on this journey.


Kerry Conroy

La Salle Academy Secures Future With Property Sale

Proceeds earmarked for school’s endowment

New York, N.Y., July 16, 2020 – In a move that will secure the future of La Salle Academy, one of the oldest all-male Catholic high schools in New York City, La Salle New York City, Inc. has completed the sale of 38 Second Avenue, its administration building on the corner of Second Street and Second Avenue (the Annex) in the East Village of Manhattan.

The property offers 17,415 buildable square feet and sold for $14.5 million, or $833 per buildable square foot. Avison Young’s Marty Cottingham, Principal, and Brandon Polakoff, Senior Director, negotiated the sale on behalf of La Salle New York City, Inc. The buyer was Second and Second Property LLC.

A significant portion of the proceeds from the sale are earmarked for La Salle Academy’s endowment fund, boosting the school’s financial stability and its ability to meet the growing needs of the segment of its student population who require tuition assistance. La Salle Academy, which currently occupies the top three floors of St. George’s Ukrainian School on East 6th Street off Second Avenue, will continue to operate at its present location. La Salle New York City, Inc., in conjunction with the Board’s Executive Committee and the District of Eastern North America (DENA) of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (De La Salle Christian Brothers), are committed to sustaining the mission of La Salle Academy, which has been serving immigrants and the sons of immigrants in lower Manhattan for more than 172 years. 

La Salle New York City, Inc., the owner of the Annex property, in collaboration with the Executive Committee of La Salle Academy’s Board of Trustees and the District of Eastern North America (DENA) of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (De La Salle Christian Brothers), capitalized on the opportunity to sell its valuable asset following the recent sale of Archdiocesan properties that share the block with the Annex on Second Avenue. 

Brother Thomas Casey, FSC, current President of La Salle Academy, remarked enthusiastically, “This sale will benefit La Salle students far into the future.” 

“This transaction will be a game-changer for La Salle Academy,” said Cottingham, a graduate of La Salle Academy who serves as Co-Vice Chairman on the Board of Trustees. “By earmarking a significant portion of the proceeds for the endowment, we are ensuring that the school will remain viable and continue to serve students for many years to come.”

La Salle purchased the Annex property in 1966 to provide additional space for its large population of students during that era. Since 2010, the Annex served as the home of the Brothers’ Community that was associated with the school and provided office space for some members of the school’s administrative staff. 

La Salle Academy’s former school building and Brothers’ Residence on Second Street, which is currently leased by the Nord Anglia International School, are not included in the transaction. Nord Anglia’s lease expires in 2025; however, the elite international school has two five-year options to renew its lease with La Salle New York City, Inc.

La Salle Academy is a college preparatory Catholic high school that serves a culturally diverse group of students from all five boroughs that celebrates a spirit of brotherhood grounded in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the tradition of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, the Patron Saint of Teachers. For more information about La Salle Academy contact Ismini Scouras at 212-475-8940 ext. 204, email or visit


The mission of La Salle Academy, a rigorous college-preparatory high school, is to educate students of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds with special outreach to those most in need. We provide a nurturing environment, which fosters spiritual, moral, intellectual, emotional and physical growth in the Roman Catholic tradition and the Lasallian spirit, as embodied in Saint John Baptist de La Salle. We create experiences of community within the school and encourage each student to develop his gifts and talents for his own growth, as well as to engage in the caring service of others, through its academic, extra-curricularand spiritual programs.

Avison Young is the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Avison Young is a collaborative, global firm owned and operated by its Principals. Founded in 1978, with legacies dating back more than 200 years, the company comprises thousands of real estate professionals in more than 100 offices around the world. The firm’s experts provide value-added, client-centric investment sales, leasing, advisory, management and financing services to clients across the office, retail, industrial, multi-family and hospitality sectors. Avison Young is a 2020 winner of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies Platinum Club designation, having retained its Best Managed designation for nine consecutive years.

Summer Reading Lists and Assignments

Empower La Salle Men with a Gift Today

June Recap

Embrace. Educate. Empower.

June 11, 2020

Dear Friends of La Salle Academy:

A week ago tonight, 74 young men in La Salle Academy’s Class of 2020, would have walked down the aisle at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in midtown Manhattan to receive their diplomas after four years of hard work. While COVID-19 restrictions thwarted our plans, our graduates will receive their diplomas in the Cathedral at a later date, tentatively August 13th.

The unexpected delay has not stopped the forward momentum of La Salle Academy’s Class of 2020. Our shared belief in our school’s mission and our successful association on behalf of these men catalyzed the transformation of this very special class. We have embraced them. We have educated them. We have empowered them. Now, we celebrate them!

Donate today and continue to work with us in building a better world. Text LSAEMPOWERS to 41444 or click here to be one of 74 participants in our campaign to honor the 74 members of the Class of 2020.

Give $5.00 or $50.00 – whatever the amount, your contribution counts, and will make a significant impact on our school and the young men we embrace, educate, and empower with the gift of a quality, Catholic college preparatory education.


Brother Thomas P. Casey, FSC

P.S. Follow along with us through the rest of the month as we share testimonials from our newest alumni on social media.

Class of 2024: Welcome to La Salle!

Dear La Salle Academy Class of 2024:

As you complete the last month of middle school, you are probably starting to think about what your experience at La Salle Academy will be like. Many of our seniors had the same thoughts as you at this time four years ago. Fast-forward to today, and they have no regrets about their choice to attend La Salle Academy. They have made memories and friends to last a lifetime. And you will, too!

Please see the welcome video messages from some of our seniors:

We are excited to welcome you, and have some important updates about the start of the academic year at La Salle Academy.

Get Ready…Get Set…

Traditionally, we hosted a Cardinal Readiness Program in the summer with the goal of preparing our incoming students to meet the social and academic expectations we have at La Salle. Some students were required to participate because it was a condition of their acceptance to La Salle Academy. All students were invited and encouraged to be a part of this activity.

Because of the uncertainty regarding the guidelines for social distancing, and our concern for the health and safety of everyone, we created an alternative to Cardinal Readiness this year. Students who were accepted conditionally and informed they had to come to school in July are now fully accepted.

We call our new experience Get Ready…Get Set…, and every young man entering ninth grade at La Salle Academy is expected to participate from home. It’s free and parents are welcome, too!

Get Ready…Get Set…is a series of Zoom meetings scheduled to begin on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Our Class of 2024 will be divided into small groups of about 15 students each for these sessions. A member of our staff will host each meeting. You will learn about various aspects of our school, have opportunities to ask questions, and meet some of your classmates virtually.

When the schedule is finalized, we will inform you via email about when and how to log in to Get Ready…Get Set… and go forward with your experience at La Salle Academy!


Our school uniform provider is FlynnO’Hara Uniforms. Visit its website at for instructions on how to order uniforms online. The following flyers contain additional details about FlynnO’Hara’s uniform services:
Summer 2020 Flyer for Families – FlynnO’Hara Uniforms
Summer 2020 Flyer for Families – FlynnO’Hara Uniforms – Spanish

In the meantime, I am always available to answer your questions via email at

Enjoy the final weeks of middle school. We will see you soon!

Thank you!


Kerry Conroy

La Salle Academy’s Spring 2020 Literary Magazine

La Salle Academy’s senior Creative Writing class recently published the first edition of their Literary Magazine. Click here to view the Spring 2020 edition.

La Salle Academy Featured in Catholic NY

Friday, June 5, 2020 – La Salle Academy was recently featured in Thursday’s edition of Catholic NY. Click here to see the advertisement on page 32!

A Call from Home: LSA Senior Breakfast

On the morning of Wednesday, June 3rd, the graduating Class of 2020 “gathered” together on a Zoom call for a virtual Senior Breakfast. The Senior Breakfast is a long-standing tradition at La Salle Academy, usually held the day before graduation in the school gymnasium for seniors to celebrate the end of high school, reminisce with classmates and be welcomed as La Salle Academy alumni.

More than 110 students, parents, faculty and staff joined together virtually to celebrate the Class of 2020. The event began with a prayer as always and Principal, Ms. Kerry Conroy followed with a few words of affirmation and hope for the future.

“It is my sincere hope that you will take all of the knowledge you have gained, the talents you have discovered, and the passion that has been fueled in your experiences at La Salle and that you will use them to serve this world and make it a better place” -Ms. Kerry Conroy, Principal

The fun continued with a slideshow of photos from the past four years and a presentation of “Silly Awards” like “most likely to be on television” and “most dramatic.” Afterward, Mr. Stark, Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs, highlighted the great academic achievements of the Class of 2020, especially Co-Valedictorians, Elijah Perez-Medez and Steven Dumeng. A presentation followed, which highlighted where the 2020 graduates will be attending college.

Brother Thomas Casey, President of La Salle Academy, ended the presentation with these words:

“Your graduation is our claim as La Salle Academy that you are ready to step away from high school and bring that message of brotherhood to the world.”

Although this was not the ending to their senior year that they expected, La Salle Academy’s Class of 2020 was still able to celebrate from a distance. Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

Graduation Day: A Note from Joshua Nolberto ’20

We made it! We completed high school. Today would have been our graduation day from La Salle Academy. These last four years were filled with challenges, good memories, and preparations for the future. We will always be La Salle’s one and only Class of 2020.

La Salle will forever be a special place for me and my classmates because no matter who we were when we first arrived as freshmen, we were accepted and guided into becoming the mature young men we are now at the end of our senior year. Although our last year of high school was cut short, resulting in us being separated, we are still brothers. Together, we can be the world’s light through the darkness of COVID-19 and leave an impact that no other class has. The perseverance and motivation that we demonstrated this year by signing in daily while at home and completing our schoolwork showed people in this world that this class will have an auspicious future. Not only has La Salle prepared us for the rigors of college, but it has given us the tools to withstand difficult circumstances alone and with the love and support of our brotherhood. This bond will last a lifetime.

One of the themes that I live by and want to share with you all is, “We’ve found our wings; now it’s time to fly.” Now that my classmates and I are high school graduates, it is time to use the knowledge and skills we’ve gained over the past four years at La Salle and make a difference in the real world. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to spread our wings and fly.
Best Wishes,

Joshua Nolberto ’20
Senior Class President

P.S. I will be attending SUNY Potsdam this fall. Click here to see where my classmates will be going to college.

Senior, Steven Dumeng, Featured on Telemundo

La Salle Academy senior, Steven Dumeng, was recently featured in an interview on Telemundo 47. Steven is one of the co-valedictorians of the Class of 2020 and will be a first-generation college student at Boston College in fall 2020. In the interview, Steven expresses his wish to honor his family and his Puerto Rican heritage. He realized the importance of hard work as he began his high school career and that character trait has seen him through to his current success.  Click here to view the interview.

La Salle Academy May Recap

Friday, May 29, 2020

Dear Friends of La Salle Academy,

As is true with our classroom instruction, we have also embraced technology in other aspects of life at La Salle. “Zoom” and “virtual” are now dominant words in our lexicon! Imagine college guidance sessions conducted in small groups for juniors and their parents by our College Advisor, Ms. Rosalie Cernaro! Consider our Director of Admissions, Mr. Anthony Chin, recruiting without leaving his apartment! He is a regular participant on panels addressing prospective La Salle Academy students and their parents about the benefits of enrolling at our school. Read below about more creative connections that have Cardinals communicating in cyberspace.


Our COVID-19 appeal ran from April 9th to May 7th and raised over $18,000 to help our families with tuition assistance! Thank you to all of the generous benefactors who contributed to this much-needed cause during this challenging time.

Our school’s experience with distance learning was featured in amNY this month. Both the print and online version ran the story. Click here to read the article.

While we cannot physically be together right now, Mr. Rosich wanted to create a sense of community with his students. To do so, he conducted a scavenger hunt for the young men to find items in their homes. Read about the hunt here.


On May 15th, we celebrated the traditional feast day of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, the namesake of our school and the founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. Click here to read more and to view more of our students’ artwork.

Our Annual Athletic Awards Ceremony occurred this past Wednesday evening over Zoom. More than 110 families joined the call to hear from coaches and cheer on teammates as the student athletes were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in sports this year. Special thanks to Assistant Athletic Director, Coach Chris Washington, for creating the program and serving as Master of Ceremonies.


Over 300 submissions from 13 different elementary, middle and high schools in the New York City area comprise our 32nd Annual Art Expo. This year, the event is being held in cyberspace. To scroll through the gallery and view the winning entries, visit our website on Monday, June 1st.

Technology was tapped in still more ways. For example, the students in our five Advanced Placement classes (US Government, Calculus, English, US History, and Spanish) all took their exams online. A total of 46 students sat at home and “wrote” a total of 71 tests. I, too, had the opportunity to participate in a Zoom meeting that announced our 2020 co-valedictorians in the presence of their family members. Kudos to co-valedictorians Elijah Perez-Mendez and Steven Dumeng! These high achieving students will continue their studies at Fairfield University and Boston College, respectively.

School has changed dramatically in just three months, yet we have moved forward and remained connected. La Salle Academy is vibrant and vital!

Stay safe and be well. You are in my prayers.

Brother Thomas P. Casey, FSC

P.S. Attention Alumni! We are selling yearbooks (if available) from 2019 and earlier for $50 inclusive of shipping. If you would like to purchase a yearbook, please contact Zenaida Sonberg at 212-475-8940 ext. 205 or to coordinate your purchase.