DeLaSalle High School

DeLaSalle High School Photo #1 - ACADEMICS: The Global Advantage Program offers students the opportunity to earn college credit through rigorous international travel courses, such as Biology study in the Costa Rican Rain Forest.
DeLaSalle High School Photo #2 - ACADEMICS: Consistently, over 50 percent of graduates earn academic scholarships.
DeLaSalle High School Photo #3 - The Class of 2016 alone completed more than 15,000 hours of Christian Service, including a service trip to Colorado.
DeLaSalle High School Photo #4 - Thirty-nine seniors have been named Distinguished Scholars for earning a cumulative grade point average of 4.0 or higher.
DeLaSalle High School Photo #5 - STUDENT ACTIVITIES: Seven teams and over 20 individuals have earned Academic All-State honors in the past three years.
DeLaSalle High School Photo #6 - The distinguishing feature and reason for the existence of DeLaSalle's student activity offerings is to assist students in their religious, spiritual, and moral formation as well as provide for the student a better understanding of how all activities at DeLaSalle support its mission.
DeLaSalle High School Photo #7 - MISSION: In Lasallian schools, educators touch hearts, stimulate minds and cultivate leadership to prepare students for life, work and service to society.
DeLaSalle High School Photo #8 - Since its inception in 1900, DeLaSalle has been located on historic Nicollet Island in the heart of downtown Minneapolis.
DeLaSalle High School Photo #9 - Each year, in academic programs such as National History Day, DeLaSalle students excel at local, state, and national levels.
DeLaSalle High School Photo #10 - DeLaSalle's rigorous college preparatory curriculum provides students with a host of advanced and honors level courses.
  • 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 ninh year at the school. Enrollment has climbed 30 percent in the past nine years, and the school has completed over $25 million in building additions or renovations since 2000.

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School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students750 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade DeLaSalle High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size23 students
Number of AP Courses15 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus A/B, AP Calculus B/C, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science A, 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. 14 / Jul. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$14,275
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
Average Financial Aid Grant$7,070
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMike O'Keefe
Endowment Size$6.9 million


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,
Cross CountryFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.27 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess Team, Gaming Club, GREEN Team (Environmental Student Group), Lasallian Ministry, Math League, Mock Trial, National Art Honor Society, National Honor Society, Quiz Bowl, Science Club / Robotics, Speech, Student Council, Technovation, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
A Cappella Choir, Art Club, Chamber Orchestra, Children's Summer Theatre, Fall Play, Musical Theatre, Ninth Grade Play, One-Act Play, Pep Band, Stage Crew and Technical, Step Dance Team, Symphonic Band, 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 2019-20 enrollment of 750 students is up 30 percent in the past nine 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 120th year at the same location at the heart of the Twin Cities in 2019-20. 
  •      Through the support of alumni and friends, our budgets are balanced, we are adding programs and staff, and we are able to provide over $3,300,000 in financial assistance to help half of our families afford DeLaSalle.  With over $25,000,000 in facility improvements over the past 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,  or follow our social media sites --  or -- 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 28, 2019 or January 8, 2020, 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 30 and January 17.  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  (5 reviews)
De has been a magic school for my kids. The air of inclusiveness, academic rigor, and activity offerings means there is something for everyone. Kids leave prepared for college, but also as good human beings. De truly is a family.
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I am from Ethiopia. And i am 10 grade and learn in st. John Baptist DeLaSalle catholic school found in addis abeba the capital of Ethiopia. And i like to ask you an invitation to learn in your school. It's my honor to ask you
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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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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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"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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