La Salle Academy’s January Recap

Mr. Donovan and his students had the pleasure of hosting Xavier High School in a Model United Nations Conference.

Congratulations to Mushfiq H. ’25 for being awarded January’s Student of the Month!

During Catholic Schools Week, several La Salle administrators spent time talking with students and sharing their vocation. Pictured above is La Salle Academy President, Dr. Tom Fitzmaurice in Mr. Estevez’s Religion class.

Students in Dr. Orama’s Spanish class celebrated “Three Kings Day” to mark the end of the Christmas season.

Around Athletics

Come support our seniors and varsity basketball team for Senior Day on Monday, February 12 at 4:30pm vs. Cardinal Spellman HS.

Congratulations to our Varsity Bowling team, as they took home second place at the CHSAA City Championship.

Alumni News

On January 12, alumni spanning multiple decades gathered to celebrate the much-anticipated return of Alumni Basketball Night. Members of 20 graduating classes were present including the classes from the 50s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s, and 10s. Alumni and guests enjoyed a private VIP reception in the La Salle Commons and cheered on the JV squad virtually through NFHS Network. The reception was followed by a special pregame ceremony for the 2022 Varsity Soccer and Varsity Cross-Country City Championship teams before the varsity basketball game. La Salle continues to boast one of the richest athletic traditions in New York City. Thank you to everyone for celebrating and supporting Cardinal Athletics!

In Memoriam

We received sad news of the passing of alumnus, Dr. James McPartland ’57. He was a proud supporter of La Salle for numerous decades. Join us in keeping Dr. McPartland ’57 and his loved ones in our prayers. He embodied the spirit of St. John Baptist de La Salle with his lifelong commitment to education at both La Salle Academy and in classrooms around the country. You may read about Dr. McPartland’s lifelong work in education by clicking here.

The Legacy Society

“Attending a seminar on estate planning sparked our thought process of how we wanted to honor those who played large parts in our lives, as well as our heirs. Upon reflection, we realized that we became the people that we were in our careers and our lives because of the high schools we attended. There was no doubt that I wanted to bequeath a portion of our estate directly to La Salle Academy. It is, and will always be, where my heart lies. I realized that if I did not leave some of what I had accomplished to La Salle, I would be leaving this world without saying Thank You to those that molded me into the person that I became and made my life so fulfilling.” – Robert Pesce ’71

The Legacy Society at La Salle Academy provides an opportunity for you, La Salle’s alumni and friends, to contribute to the continuation of Catholic education for the young men of La Salle for generations to come.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Legacy Society, contact Justin Talavera at 212-475-8940 ext. 204 or [email protected].

Upcoming Alumni Events

On Saturday, March 16, La Salle Academy will return to its tradition of marching in the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Join fellow alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends for a pre-parade reception hosted by alumnus, Marty Cottingham ’88, before lining up for the parade. More information is available through the link.

Thursday, April 25 – The 32nd Annual Spring Gala at The Yale Club. This will be a special “Evening With La Salle Academy” to celebrate 175 years of Lasallian Excellence as a Catholic school for the young men of New York City. For information, contact the Advancement Office at [email protected].

Campus Ministry

Seven students will be confirmed at Most Holy Redeemer at the Easter Vigil on March 30, 2024. The students pictured above meet with Fr. Connelly, pastor of Most Holy Redeemer each month.