La Salle College Preparatory
- La Salle College Preparatory is a Roman Catholic educational community inspired by the traditions of Saint John Baptist de La Salle. Our college preparatory program enables diverse and academically capable students to become extraordinary people.
- We are distinguished by an insistence on educational excellence that focuses on: NURTURING THE TALENTS OF EACH STUDENT The uniqueness of each student`s spiritual, intellectual, physical, and artistic potential is recognized and promoted.
- INSPIRING IN STUDENTS A SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR OTHERS Motivated by a spirit of faith and zeal, our students are informed by and made responsible for the world in which they live.
- CHALLENGING STUDENTS TO EMBRACE DIVERSITY Students are challenged to demonstrate respect and appreciation for people of different talents, cultures, religions, genders and economic backgrounds.
- MOTIVATING OUR STUDENTS TO RESPOND COMPASSIONATELY TO THE NEEDS OF OTHERS, ESPECIALLY THE POOR.
La Salle College Preparatory places among the top 20% of private schools in California for:
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)|
|Religious Affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Grades Offered||Grades 9-12|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Summer Program Cost Notes||Cost varies on program and courses taken|
|Summer Program Details||Link to Summer Program Details|
|Total Students||602 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 45%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||70 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||9:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|Average Class Size||24 students|
|Number of AP Courses||21 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Advanced Courses||Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science Principles, English Language, English Literature, European History, French Language, Government and Politics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics C: E&M, Physics C: Mechanics, Spanish Lang|
|Average SAT score||1092|
|Average ACT score||21|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal|
(Khaki Pants, Shorts, Pleated Plaid Skirts, Uniform Polos)
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Jan. 10|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$22,128|
|Admissions Director||Charlie Guillen|
|Admissions Associate||Suzy Rettig|
|Total Sports Offered||15 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water PoloBaseball, Basketball,|
Cheering, Cross Country,
Track and Field, Volleyball,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||21 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
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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- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Pasadena Grades: K-12 | 858 students
1030 E California Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 396-6300 3.9 K-12
- Pasadena Grades: 9-12 | 332 students
500 Bellefontaine St
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 799-9121 5.7 9-12
- La Puente Grades: 9-12 | 1340 students
14301 Fairgrove Ave
La Puente, CA 91746
(626) 962-2495 9.5 9-12
- San Gabriel Grades: K-12 | 482 students
8827 E Broadway
San Gabriel, CA 91776
(626) 292-1156 4.3 K-12
LaSalle provided solid education, developed good continuing friendships, and laid foundation for continuing college success. Both my children received excellent college counseling and multiple college offers that included scholarships. My daughter went on to earn a chemical engineering degree from a well respected university in Boston and is now in a engineering masters program at USC while continuing to work in her field of expertise. My son is now completing his mechanical engineering degree at another respected university in the NY area.
- Posted by Parent - Peter Thompson