La Salle Academy’s August Recap

Having considered innumerable permutations of re-opening plans, we are poised to begin our 2021-2022 academic year with our best efforts in place to minimize risk from COVID-19 to everyone at La Salle Academy. All instruction will be in person, all students and adults will wear masks, and it will be great to be together again!

We welcome Ms. Bridget Dowd, an experienced teacher, as a new member of our English department. Brother William Johnson is returning to teach a math class. Brother Richard Galvin, who was on the faculty from 1991-1995, is back and will teach a religion class and serve as our campus minister. Our students are blessed to have these experienced and talented individuals serving them.

Back by popular demand is our Virtual 5K Run/Walk, taking place from October 16th through 24th. Register for the event here, run or walk a 5K (3.1 miles) anytime and anywhere before October 24th, and enter your time through the site. All members of our community are invited and encouraged to participate. Sponsorship opportunities are also available on our website!

Open House will be held live in person at our school on 6th Street on Saturday, October 16th from 10 am to 2 pm. This event will help us recruit prospective Cardinals for the 2022-2023 school year and beyond. If you know a 7th or 8th grader looking for a high school soon, send him our way! Contact Mr. Anthony Chin at 212-475-8940 ext. 240 or by email.

Basketball coach, former NBA pro, and one of our very own alumni, God Shammgod ’95, visited his alma mater earlier this month to film part of a documentary in which he will be featured. Keep an eye out for some more information!

Calling all alumni: We want YOU to be featured on our website’s Alumni News section. Send an email to Ms. Daria Coney with some information about what you did after La Salle and what you are up to now. We love learning about where our alumni go after they graduate!

I proudly assert that our college-preparatory curriculum is rigorous, and the expertise of our teachers is top-notch. I am honored that St. Francis College in Brooklyn affirms my claim. For the 2021-2022 academic year, we have moved from one La Salle course that qualifies for college credit to FIVE! La Salle’s partnership with St. Francis College provides a means for our students to save on college costs and engage in a higher level of study. I am grateful to Dr. Miguel Martinez-Saenz, the college’s President, for vetting La Salle’s offerings and deeming them deserving of this recognition.

Blessings on our school year and thank you for your prayers, good wishes, and donations!

Brother Thomas P. Casey, FSC