DeLaSalle High School

5.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
Tel: (612)676-7600
  • DeLaSalle has graduated over 15,000 alums since its founding in 1900.
  • As measured by any demographic criteria, "De" is the most diverse private, Catholic high school in Minnesota, drawing students from over 125 Twin Cities grade schools.
  • Over 60 current students were born in other countries.
  • Run by the Christian Brothers since its inception, "De" is part of an international Lasallian school network.
  • College preparatory, over 98 percent of graduates matriculate to college on an annual basis; DeLaSalle graduates are currently continuing their education in colleges and universities in over 30 states.
  • Part of the academic preparation includes immersion for each student in a 1:1 iPad Program, now in its seventh year at the school. Enrollment has climbed 33 percent in the past seven years, and the school has completed over $21 million in building additions or renovations since 2000.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Education Association
AdvancED
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedLearning Specialist for Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded1900

Student Body

Total Students760 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
45%
State avg.: 18%
Students by GradeDeLaSalle High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size23 students
Number of AP Courses12 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP English: Language and Composition, AP English: Literature and Composition, AP European History, AP Government, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish, AP Studio Art, AP United States History,
Average SAT score1340
Average ACT score25
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 9 / Jul. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$13,275
Tuition NotesTuition is all inclusive. The only fee charged is for insurance for the school-issued iPad given to each student. There are no extra fees for technology, textbooks, activities, etc. A non-refundable $350.00 deposit is due at the time of registration.
% on Financial Aid
53%
Average Financial Aid Grant$6,870
Acceptance Rate
72%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMike O'Keefe
Admissions AssociateMariana Villegas
Endowment Size$4.9 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingAlpine SkiingBaseball,
BasketballCheering,
Cross CountryFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.27 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.A Cappella Choir, Art Club, Chamber Orchestra, Chess Team, Children's Summer Theatre, Fall Play, Gaming Club, GREEN Team (Environmental Student Group), Lasallian Ministry, Math League, Mock Trial, Musical Theatre, National Art Honor Society, National Honor Society, Ninth Grade Play, One-Act Play, Pep Band, Quiz Bowl, Science Club / Robotics, Speech, Stage Crew and Technical, Step Dance Team, Student Council, Symphonic Band, Technovation, Writer's Workshop, Yearbook Art Club, Chess Team, Fall Play, Gaming Club, Math League, Mock Trial, One-Act Play, Pep Band, Quiz Bowl, Speech, Symphonic Band, Technovation, Yearbook, A Cappella Choir,
Chamber Orchestra,
Children's Summer Theatre,
GREEN Team (Environmental Student Group),
Lasallian Ministry,
Musical Theatre,
National Art Honor Society,
National Honor Society,
Ninth Grade Play,
Science Club / Robotics,
Stage Crew and Technical,
Step Dance Team,
Student Council,
Writer's Workshop,

School Notes

  •      We extend an invitation to you to take a close look at the fastest-growing, Catholic high school in the Twin Cities!  On behalf of the wonderful families, staff and students of DeLaSalle, we encourage you to learn why more and more students from every part of the Twin Cities are coming to this great school.  Learn why our 2017-18 enrollment of 760 students is up 33 percent in the past six years alone - and why we receive over 400 applications for up to 200 spaces in the ninth grade class each year.   Learn why our level of academic rigor and effective blend of modern technology and quality teaching prepares over 98 percent of our graduates to move on to college and to succeed once they get there.  Most importantly, learn why we remain committed to our historic mission to know and nurture each student individually within a broad community centered on Faith, prayer, and hope. What an exciting time to be at DeLaSalle!  We are Catholic.  We are college preparatory.  We are historic.  We are innovative.  We are growing.  We are a community.  We have stood the test of time, beginning our 117th year at the same location at the heart of the Twin Cities. 
  •      Through the support of alumni and friends, our budgets are balanced, we are adding programs and staff, and we are able to provide over $3,050,000 in financial assistance to help half of our families afford DeLaSalle.  With over $21,000,000 in facility improvements over 15 years, we have recently added a new addition and Center for Innovative Learning that opened in 2016.  What an exciting time to be at DeLaSalle!  Until we get a chance to meet, please read more about De on the enclosed school profile.  Visit our website, www.delasalle.com  or follow our social media sites -- facebook.com/DLSislanders  or twitter.com/DLSislanders -- and discover what De offers to you and what we can accomplish together over the next four years.  
  •      There`s always more - at a high school that just keeps getting better.  We now draw students from over 125 Twin Cities middle schools.  Our students are smart: at all grade levels, standardized test scores exceed local, state, and national norms, and we are always among the leaders in National Merit Scholarships. They care about others: last year alone, our students completed over 23,000 hours of Christian service.  They try a lot of things: over 90% join at least one of over 40 activities each year, and we don`t cut ninth graders.  Our unique Global Advantage Program gives dozens of De students opportunity for academic and/or service trips to Africa, Europe, and South America.  School busing is available for almost every neighborhood of the Twin Cities. 
  •      And there`s even more to learn:  Come to one of our OPEN HOUSES for Prospective Students and Their Families on October 30th or January 17th, each from 7:00-9:00 pm.  Come take a closer look at DeLaSalle!  Until we get a chance to meet and answer your questions about De, we highly recommend that you plan to spend a day at DeLaSalle as a visiting student, an "Islander for a Day" sometime between October 31 and January 19.  Registration is simple through our website.  You likely will find that DeLaSalle provides exactly what you`re looking for in a high school and a whole lot more!  It`s a great school and it keeps getting better!
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  7/19/2017
As a former De La Salle graduate of 1987, 30 years later and I still love this school as much as I did then! Now, I have a Senior that will be graduating in 2018! I love it, she loves it! I can't say enough about the culture and atmosphere of De La Salle. Faith based, strong curriculum and a world of diversity within the student body unlike any other private school in Minnesota! A student body that is truly like one big family! So awesome to see these kids mesh the way they do, and then go off to be extremely successful. The curriculum is rigorous, but the support is tremendous. Definitely unlike no other. I would recommend this school over any other private institution in Minnesota for multiple reason! Can't go wrong here!
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5  4/15/2016
This high school has more than prepared our daughter for the next steps in her life. She is leaving with multiple college offers and all have given her merit scholarships. While at DeLaSalle she grew in her academic life, spiritual life and community service. She had the opportunity to travel abroad, participate in sports and quiz bowl teams. I would encourage all to look at and strongly consider sending their children to this high school!
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5  2/9/2014
"DE" gave me the rounded education and study habits to go on and be a successful doctor of medicine. Over 95% of my class has been very successful. What more could ask for?
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