La Salle Academy has as its mission the education of young men and women of diverse backgrounds, with a special concern for the working class and the poor, in the tradition of St. John Baptist de La Salle’s ideals of faith, service, and community, in a Catholic college preparatory school.


La Salle Academy demonstrates a concern for the individual student. Each student is provided with the opportunities to recognize and to develop aesthetically, physically, intellectually, emotionally, and morally in a Catholic environment. 

The Academy endeavors to provide an academic environment which helps to instill in its students a respect for life-long learning. Students at La Salle Academy are prepared to become responsible citizens of the twenty-first century through the development of the ability to think rationally, logically, and ethically; to communicate effectively, orally and in writing; to process information; and to utilize technology as a tool of learning and decision-making. 

Essential to its educational mission is La Salle Academy’s commitment to the religious formation of its students. Through the integration of religious instruction and experience, students deepen their faith in the person of Jesus, and expand their knowledge and appreciation of His message and that of His church. They are helped to understand the biblical imperatives of justice and love in preparing themselves to live as responsible and moral Christians in the church of the 21st century. 

La Salle Academy seeks to establish a partnership with families of its students, their first and primary educators. The school strives to create a vital community where its students, coming from varied socioeconomic, ethnic, and family backgrounds, educate one another by mutual understanding and respect, openness of mind in dialogue, and acceptance of the uniqueness and limitations of all. This community fosters growth in the spirit of service with a particular sensitivity to the poor and to victims of prejudice and injustice. 

Lasallian Education

The academic program at La Salle Academy provides students with a broad and liberal Christian education. All of the offerings which make up the curriculum have been selected and developed to be consistent with La Salle's Statement of Mission as well as its Statement of Goals and Objectives.

"The business of education," wrote John Locke, "is not to make the young perfect in any one of the arts or sciences, but to open and dispose their minds as may best make them capable of any when they shall apply themselves to it." It is with this view in mind that La Salle Academy strives to prepare its students to become versatile, discriminating and critically perceptive individuals who are able to "apply themselves" because they are secure in the knowledge of themselves and their abilities.

At a Glance

An independent Catholic co-educational college preparatory school accredited by the
New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
Year founded: 1871
Under the direction of: De La Salle Christian Brothers
Students: 1,560
Male/Female ratio: 50:50
Middle School enrollment: 200
High School enrollment: 1,360
Religious background of students: 83% Catholic 17% Non-Catholic
Admission is not limited to members of the Roman Catholic faith and the Academy believes that the perspectives of its non-Catholic students enriches the diversity of the Academy and enlivens inter-faith dialogue.
Student/Teacher ratio: High School 12:1 
Average class size: High School 21 

2016 - 2017 Middle School Tuition: $12,800
2016 - 2017 High School Tuition: $14,800 
Graduates: 99% of recent graduates have matriculated to institutions of higher education.
Number of living alumni: Approximately 16,000

Interscholastic Athletics: 64 Teams in 18 sports
Extracurricular Clubs & Activities: 50
Financial Aid: La Salle Academy awards approximately $2.2 million in financial assistance and scholarships to students and their families.

Dress code: Since the educational process is a formal endeavor, La Salle Academy has a student dress code. This dress code supports the attitude of respect we have for one another. Cleanliness, neatness, sensibility, reasonable modesty, and safety (in the case of shoes) guide the choice of the dress code. Permitted and prohibited clothing and grooming styles are detailed in the Student Handbook, which addresses policies and rules for students.