Community La Salle Academy, located in the city of Providence, serves young men and women from the 39 cities and towns in Rhode Island and from neighboring towns in Massachusetts and Connecticut. The school is accessible by public as well as private transportation.
School La Salle Academy is a Catholic college preparatory school operating in the tradition of St. John Baptist de La Salle. It serves 1,362 students from diverse backgrounds in Grades 9 through 12 and 206 students in Grades 6 through 8 at De La Salle Middle School. La Salle Academy is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Rhode Island Department of Education.
Facilities Founded in 1871 as an elementary school for boys, La Salle Academy quickly became a secondary school and moved to its current location in 1925. The original building houses computer networked classrooms, a 590-seat auditorium/performance center (2011), a library, the Brother Michael Mc Kenery Arts Center with a 350-seat three-quarter stadium theater, an arts area that includes a video studio, dance studio, choral room, band complex, art studios and a renovated administrative office suite (2017). On-campus buildings include the McLaughlin Athletic Center (2000) with its three large basketball courts, indoor practice track, weight room, dance room and locker rooms; and, the Shea Science and Student Center (2004) with 11 state-of-the- art combined laboratory/classrooms, a student dining area, and a Campus Ministry Office suite. The Academy also makes use of a Retreat Center and large Chapel in the adjacent Routhier Hall. During the summer of 2011 the outdoor facilities were reconstructed to provide a synthetic turf game field for soccer, football and lacrosse (with bleachers seating 1,800), a synthetic turf baseball field, an all-weather 400m track and concession, and restroom facilities.
Faculty The Academy is directed by the De La Salle Christian Brothers and is administered by competent Lasallian educators, both lay men and women and Brothers. The faculty consists of 125 men and women, about 3/5 of which hold advanced degrees. The teacher-student ratio is 1:12.
Admissions Students are accepted on the basis of a competitive entrance exam, elementary school records, previous standardized tests, and teacher