La Salle Academy offers a rigorous college preparatory program; high school students carry six subjects (freshmen must carry 6.5), as well as physical education. At the core of the curriculum are courses in math, social studies, world languages, science, the arts, and religious studies. In addition to passing required courses for graduation credit, students are asked to enroll in elective courses to broaden their education and nurture academic passions.
A highlight of the La Salle curriculum is the La Salle Scholars Program. Within every academic community, there are students who are blessed with an advanced capacity for learning. The La Salle Scholars Program is carefully designed to optimize the intellectual and personal growth of these gifted high school students, by offering each an opportunity to broaden and deepen knowledge, and to explore a college and career focus. Thus, the La Salle Scholars Program builds on La Salle Academy’s long tradition of educational excellence. Students are invited and recommended by faculty to consider the additional rewards of this extraordinary learning opportunity.
La Salle Academy also recognizes the hidden potential in some of its students through the Freshman Transition Program. The mission of the Freshman Transition Program is to develop the academic and personal potential of ninth grade students whose prior academic records indicate basic skill deficiencies.
Likewise, the La Salle Explorer Program is designed for bright students with diagnosed, mild learning differences. This four-year program provides daily one on one teacher-to-student instruction outside of class time, at an additional tuition cost to the families involved.
In keeping with La Salle’s mission to be an inclusive Catholic school and guide the individual student, both the Freshman Transition Program and the La Salle Explorers Program, provide a safe, caring, and responsive environment designed to help students achieve the academic, personal, and social changes necessary for success. They provide for individual needs using modified curricular design; develop students’ study skills with emphasis on learning how to learn; deal with the basic concepts in each subject area in a disciplined, structured way; provide opportunities to apply content and processes to real life situations; and carefully monitor the academic and social progress of each student.
La Salle Academy demonstrates a concern for each individual student and seeks to provide all students a holistic approach in their education. Every student is provided with the opportunities to recognize and to develop intellectually, artistically, physically, emotionally, and morally in a Catholic environment. La Salle Academy’s experienced College Counseling team provides comprehensive support to students and their families throughout the college selection and application process. By working closely with class deans and faculty, counselors help students find a post-secondary option that best fits their strengths, interests, and goals.