Enrichment Programs

La Salle Works 

Internships give students an invaluable real-world experience. And they’re not just for college students. La Salle Works is a paid and unpaid internship/apprenticeship program that is available for all of our students. By dedicating themselves to this program, students earn an amazing opportunity to pursue their interests and prepare themselves for college and the professional world. La Salle Works teaches students how to prepare for a job interview, produce quality resumes and develop personal networking skills.

The internship program extends into the summer as well. Through the National Hispanic Institute, students are sent on a week-long leadership camp at Villanova University. Our young men are also placed in some of the top law and real estate firms in New York City, including Leahy & Johnson P.C. and Devito Associates, LLC, respectively.

La Salle @2:30

Your Lasallian experience in education, spirituality, service, and learning does not end at the “bell” but continues well after! Lasallian men have always been well-rounded men of the world – young men who were equally as comfortable in the classroom as they were on the field, in the world and with a multitude of experiences under their belts. Take advantage of EVERYTHING we have to offer. Each different experience will be a tool in your tool belt of life – helpful on college applications, in experiential knowledge, and to your overall academic excellence. Skill sets like leadership, time management, project development and finding your “favorite things” are all found in the “joining.”

You will find opportunities in athletics, in leadership, and in four after-school resource centers in math, science, tech and writing … and so much more!

La Salle in the City

Designed to enrich the cultural and educational experiences of all students, La Salle in the City is an extraordinary action-based learning program unique to our school. La Salle in the City uses New York City and other key locations “as the classroom.” Students explore educational sites such as museums, sports arenas and musical venues, where they engage and participate in the respective site programs. These trips are not only limited to New York. Students have traveled to Washington D.C., New Orleans and other exciting locations.

La Salle Mentors

La Salle Mentors is a new addition to La Salle Academy’s enrichment programming as of 2018. Through La Salle Mentors, students will meet with our mentoring network, which consists of La Salle’s distinguished alumni and friends, on a monthly basis after school throughout the academic year.

Mentorship programs are known to promote academic excellence, improved attendance and boost graduation and college admission rates and a better overall performance. La Salle Mentors will also expand relationships and networking within our Lasallian family and focus on promoting overall confidence so our La Salle students are sure to succeed.

La Salle Partners 

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 engineering powerhouse The Cooper Union and our Lasallian affiliates, Manhattan College and La Salle University. We also have unique relationships with two New York City high schools, including St. Joseph High School, one of the finest all-girls Catholic college preparatory institutions in Downtown Brooklyn, and The Abraham Joshua Heschel School, a Jewish day school on the Upper West Side. We are also proud to call Microsoft our technology partner, who provides us with a sophisticated framework for our tablet program.

La Salle @Cooper Union

La Salle’s neighborhood partner, The Cooper Union’s Albert Nerken School of Engineering drives our esteemed 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.

La Salle Supports

There are many programs that La Salle offers to support the various levels of ability within each student in every grade. The following programs include:

  • Resource Centers
  • SETTS/Special Education Supportive Services
  • Cardinal Readiness Program
  • Virtual Library

La Salle Reads

A commitment to reading is the cornerstone of a rigorous, college-preparatory education. It also keeps minds sharp during the summer break. So every summer through La Salle Reads, students are required to read a set of three to ten books as outlined by the English Department. Students prepare summaries and the books are then discussed the first week of school.

La Salle Reads engages students to read beyond the requirement as well. Every student who returns to school having read ten or more books is named a La Salle Reader and is invited to a Presidential Luncheon co-hosted by the English Department. La Salle Reads further incentivizes additional reading throughout the academic year.

La Salle in the Summer

  • Cardinal Readiness Program
  • La Salle Basketball Camp