La Salle College Preparatory
- Top Ranked CA School
- Grades: 9-12
- Students: 602 students
- Yearly Tuition: $22,128
- Average class size: 24 students
- Application Deadline: Jan. 10
Academics and Faculty
(Khaki Pants, Shorts, Pleated Plaid Skirts, Uniform Polos)
Finances and Admission
Asian Students Association, ASL Club, Black Student Association, Film and Theater, Flying Saucers Club, Gender Equality, JSA, Le Cercle Francais, Library Club, Meditation Club, Mental Health Awareness Club, Science Outreach, Support Our Troops, Teens Against Violence, Telenovela, Yearbook
Arts and Music Programs:
Genesis, Just Dance, Rouge
Recreational Athletic Programs:
Esports Club, Indoor Soccer Club
Alert to the needs of his time, he was an innovator in the development of teacher training programs and in curricular and pedagogical practices. Teachers ranked with servants in seventeenth century France. De La Salle, however, recognized that teachers stand in a providential and grace-filled relationship to children. Because of the special dignity of this calling, he provided teachers with extensive pedagogical preparation and on-going supervision. In consultation with his teachers, de La Salle designed a curriculum and wrote practical and effective textbooks infused with gospel values. De La Salle was one of the early Catholic proponents of universal education. Although de La Salle`s schools were primarily for the poor, they attracted children from families of differing economic backgrounds. However, he tolerated nothing of the social segregating which was the practice of the day. He prescribed uniform management procedures for the classroom instruction of students from different social and academic levels.De La Salle regarded a school as a community of believers working cooperatively to achieve a shared vision. De La Salle envisioned teachers as ministers of grace who exercise their vocation daily by instructing youth in the principles of the gospel as well as in the various academic and vocational subjects. His teachers thus helped young people to commit themselves to the teachings of the gospel, to develop loyalty to the Catholic Church, and to prepare themselves for productive citizenship.De La Salle was a prolific writer and his educational ideas are embodied in several major works: Rule of the Brothers of the Christian schools, Meditations for the Time of Retreat, and the Conduct of Schools, as well as in the textbooks he wrote for students. His contributions to Catholic education led Pope Pius XII in 1950 to proclaim him the Patron of Teachers.
Today, nearly 80,000 students in more than 80 countries throughout the world receive their education in Lasallian Schools which differ greatly in terms of clientele, curriculum and methodology as well as in social and cultural conditions. These schools are unified in the Lasallian heritage.Lasallian spirituality is rooted in De La Salle`s "double contemplation" of our aspiration to be with God for eternity and the challenge faced by the poor and marginalized to achieve that end.
Thus, Lasallian spirituality is:
- rooted in the school as an instrument of Divine Grace
- focused on the relationship between the teacher and the student
- inspired by the salvific potential of a human and Christian educationI
La Salle College Preparatory was founded in 1956 at the request of His Eminence James Francis Cardinal McIntyre to the San Francisco District of the Brothers of the Christian Schools for construction and operation of a Catholic boys high school to serve the northern and eastern sections of the San Gabriel Valley.
Today, La Salle College Preparatory continues to function as a private Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory high school. It is a Lasallian School - an educational institution that draws its philosophy and inspiration from the Christian Brothers whose reputation for excellence in education extends back to 1680. The Christian Brothers, assisted by more than 84,000 lay colleagues worldwide, educate nearly one million students in 80 countries. These schools serve nearly every ethnic group and religion around the world. In addition to providing strong academics, each Lasallian school creates a community of persons deeply conscious of their responsibilities to each other, which is central to their success.
La Salle College Preparatory is dedicated to excellent student performance in academics, arts and athletics. Of particular importance is La Salle College Preparatory`s call to carry out the Mission established by its founder, Saint John Baptist De La Salle, "to give a human and Christian education to the young, especially the poor." Lancer athletics, Student Life, visual and performing arts, honors and service societies, student clubs and organizations, and student television broadcasts and publication provide a healthy and warm community atmosphere for all La Salle students.
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