Immaculata-La Salle High School

Immaculata-La Salle High School provides the highest quality Catholic education based on the Gospel and St. John Bosco`s educational philosophy in a student-centered, active learning environment.
Immaculata-La Salle High School is a home whose Salesian family spirit and academic programs enrich the lives of students toward their holistic formation as good, faithful Christians and productive, responsible citizens in a dynamic, global society.
In addition to the curriculum required for the Florida High School diploma, the Archdiocesan Catholic Schools standards, and college readiness benchmarks, Immaculata-La Salle offers various discipiline specific focuses including engineering, digital arts, global leadership, global business, legal studies, and health science through our STEAM, Applied Global Leadership, and cross-curricular programs.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 886 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,380
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 27
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Immaculata-La Salle High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for:

Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
886 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 46%
Students by Grade
Immaculata-La Salle High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
85 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
20 students
Number of AP Courses
19 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP American Government and Politics, AP American History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Environmental, AP European History, AP French Literature, AP Government & Politics, AP Physics C, AP Research, AP Seminar, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature
Average SAT score
Average ACT score
Classroom Dress Code
Uniform Required: Pique Polo Shirt (green or gold), Crewneck Quarterzip (Green), Khaki uniform pants, shorts, or skorts, Penny Loafer dress shoes

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Nov. 27
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Incudes breakfast, lunch, technology, and school fees.
Summer Program Cost Notes
Personal Fitness/Health - 1 cr $900 Remedial Courses - Contact the school at ext. 2111
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Wendy Vargas
Admissions Associate
Monica Orelle



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
53 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Ambassadors Club, Athletic Training Club, Be the Light Club, Catalyst Science Club, Chess Club, Close-Up, Debate Club, Environmental Club, Esports Club, HOSA, International Relations Club, Key Club, Latin American Culture Club, Marion Club, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, Music Honor Society, National English Honor Society, National Honor Society, National Ocean Science Bowl, National Technical Honor Society, Nicaragua Mission Club, Portuguese Culture Club, Pre-Law Club, Pro-Life Club, Purple Heart Club, Purple Hearts Club, Quill and Scroll Honor Society, R.A.D.A.R Animal Rights Club, RCIA, Respect Life Club, Rho Kappa-Social Science Honor Society, Robotics - Bosco Bots Club, Royal Courier Newspaper, Royal Trend Fashion Club, Salesian Provincial Youth Council, SALLT Club, Science National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Speech and Debate Team, Stock Market Club, Student Government Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama/Theater Club, Fashion Club, Film Club, Fine Arts Club, Glee Club, Guitar Club, Inklings Literary Magazine, International Thespian Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, Photography Club, School Band, Yearbook

School Notes

  • Entrance exam application: Only those students with a completed online entrance exam application including payment, release of records, student picture, and copy of social security or birth certificate on file may sit for the entrance exam. Letters of Recommendation: Math and English letters of recommendation are required or students applying from public or private, non-Catholic schools. Extended Time: Students requiring extended time on the entrance exam MUST have: 1) a completed online application submitted by the application deadline. 2) a complete and current psychoeducational report on file with the admissions office by the application deadline. Validity period of the Psycho-educational evaluation is 3 years from the date the evaluation was completed. The date of the entrance exam must fall within the validity period of the psychoeducational report. Expired evaluations will not be accepted. 3) a letter or email on file from the parent requesting the extended time by application deadline. All students applying to Immaculata-La Salle High School should be fluent in verbal and written English. ILS does not offer English as a Second Language (ESOL) courses. Special Programs: The ILS STEAM and Applied Global Leadership (AGL) Programs have a separate application process and deadline. Please refer to the corresponding pages on the ILS website,, for more information on the online applications and deadlines.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Mayor Francis X. Suarez '96 - Francis Xavier Suarez is an American lawyer and politician serving as the 43rd mayor of Miami. He was elected on November 7, 2017 with 86 percent of the vote and was re-elected on November 2, 2021 with 78 percent of the vote. Suarez is the son of former Miami mayor and former Miami-Dade County Commissioner Xavier Suarez and is the first ever local-born Miami mayor.
    • Maximo Alvarez '65 - Maximo Alvarez is the President and Owner of Sunshine Gasoline Distributors, Inc. Born in Havana, Cuba, Alvarez came to the United States at 13 as part of Operation Pedro Pan. He contributes his success to his humble roots and strict belief in helping the less fortunate. Alvarez attended Belmont Abbey College before earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Florida State University.
    • Rodney Barreto '76 - Rodney Barreto is the President & CEO of Barreto Group, Inc., a diversified company specializing in corporate and public affairs consulting, real estate investment and development. He serves on many boards including the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and the Florida Highway Patrol Advisory Council. Barreto has also been involved with the Super Bowls since 1989, chairing the Super Bowl Host Committee in 2007, 2010 and 2020. He has raised more than $100-million dollars and in-kind contributions for the Super Bowls. He earned his Associate of Arts degree from Miami Dade Community College and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Professional Studies from Barry University. Rodney Barreto was appointed to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in 2019.
    • Pedro Martin '67 - Pedro Martin is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and CoFounder of Terra Group. He was awarded Developer of The Year by the American Institute of Architecture. Since founding Terra Group in 2001, Pedro Martin has led the company in its development and capital raising success. He has focused on transforming some of South Florida’s most important neighborhoods through responsible and community-centered development, including Miami Beach, Dadeland, Downtown Miami, Doral, Coconut Grove, Weston, and Pembroke Pines. Prior to founding Terra, Mr. Martin practiced real estate law as a partner at Greenberg Traurig for 25 years, representing developers and financial institutions since the 1970s. Mr. Martin earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and a law degree with honors from the University of Florida, as well as a Master of Business Administration from Rollins College.
    • Terrill Hanks '15 - Terrill Hanks is an American football linebacker for the Birmingham Stallions of the USFL. He played safety for the ILS football team and made over 100 tackles as a senior. Hanks committed to play college football at New Mexico State on a full scholarship. In 2019, he signed with the Miami Dolphins as a free agent. In 2022, Hanks was drafted by the Birmingham Stallions and helped the team win the 2022 USFL Championship.
    • Wilfredo (Willy) Chirino '64 - Willy Chirino has been an international Latin pop star for over 40 years. He is recognized throughout the world as the creator of the Miami Sound, a unique fusion of Cuban music, rock, jazz, Brazilian and Caribbean rhythms. He has recorded over 30 albums, several of which have attained platinum and gold status, has composed over 100 songs recorded by over 60 artists, and has produced dozens of albums. In 2006, he won a Grammy for Best Salsa/Merengue Album and in 2007 he was nominated for a Latin Grammy for Best Salsa Album.Chirino is a legend in his hometown of Miami, where there are several streets and plazas named for him. Known as humanitarian, in 1976 the Willy Chirino Foundation was accorded special recognition from UNICEF and was also presented with the United States Legion of Honor award, in addition to being presented with Billboard Magazine's Humanitarian Award.
    • Eliott Rodriguez '74 - Eliott Rodriguez is a Cuban-American television journalist who has received two Emmy Awards and four Edward R. Murrow Awards. After graduating from the University of Miami, he began his journalism career. He joined CBS4 Miami in 1999, where he is currently the main news anchor.
    • Ana Cuervo '86 - Four time Emmy award winning reporter for Telemundo 51 News, serving the Spanish-speaking community in South Florida. Ana Cuervo joined Telemundo 51 in 1994. She earned her bachelor's degree in Journalism from Florida International University in Miami and is a member of NATAS (National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences) and NAHJ (National Association of Hispanic Journalists).
    • Sara Babun '72 - Sara Babun is the President and CEO of Antillean Marine. Since 1963, Antillean offers maritime transport, trucking, warehousing, cargo consolidation, break-bulk and charters to Rio Haina and Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic; and Cape Haitien and Port-Au-Prince in Haiti. Sara began her journey at Antillean when she was a teenager as an assistant traffic coordinator for Haiti. Throughout the years, she has worked in virtually every department of the company, which provided her with vast amounts of hands-on experience. In 1993, Sara was appointed President and CEO and has been leading the company ever since.
    • Mike Parra '86 - Mike Parra is Chief Executive Officer of DHL Express in the Americas region, overseeing the company’s operations in 50 countries including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and South America. He joined DHL in 1997 and was appointed to his current role in January 2016.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Immaculata-La Salle High School cost?
Immaculata-La Salle High School's tuition is approximately $16,380 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Immaculata-La Salle High School?
The acceptance rate of Immaculata-La Salle High School is 85%, which is higher than the national average of 84%.
Who are famous alumni from Immaculata-La Salle High School?
Immaculata-La Salle High School famous alumni include: Mayor Francis X. Suarez '96, Maximo Alvarez '65, Rodney Barreto '76, Pedro Martin '67, Terrill Hanks '15, Wilfredo (Willy) Chirino '64, Eliott Rodriguez '74, Ana Cuervo '86, Sara Babun '72 and Mike Parra '86.
What sports does Immaculata-La Salle High School offer?
Immaculata-La Salle High School offers 15 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball. Immaculata-La Salle High School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Florida for most sports offered.
What is Immaculata-La Salle High School's ranking?
Immaculata-La Salle High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for: Largest student body, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Immaculata-La Salle High School?
The application deadline for Immaculata-La Salle High School is Nov. 27.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 886 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $16,380
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 27
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Miami, FL is $17,229 for elementary schools and $19,595 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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