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Encyclopedia > La Salle College High School
La Salle College High School
Mottos: Virtus et Scientia (Character and Knowledge); Boys will be Boys, but La Salle Boys will be gentlemen.
School type Private
Established 1858
President Brother Richard Kestler, FSC '60
Principal Joseph Marchese
Faculty 73
Staff 135
Students 1,061
Athletic Conference Philadelphia Catholic League
Colors Blue and gold
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Tuition Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... The Philadelphia Catholic League is a high school sports league composed of 20 Catholic High Schools in Philadelphia and the surrounding Pennsylvania suburbs. ...

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$13,000 (2006-07)

Location 8605 Cheltenham Avenue, Wyndmoor
Springfield Twp
Montgomery Co,
PA, 19038
Website www.lschs.org

La Salle College High School founded in 1858 is an independent, Catholic, college preparatory school for boys located in Wyndmoor, a community in Springfield Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States, outside Philadelphia. The school staffed by a lay faculty and the Christian Brothers. Its sports teams compete in the Philadelphia Catholic League. , Wyndmoor is a census-designated place (CDP) in Springfield Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA. The population was 5,601 at the 2000 census. ... Springfield Township is a township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... A university-preparatory school or college-preparatory school (usually shortened to preparatory school, or prep school) is a private secondary school (or high school) designed to prepare a student for higher education. ... , Wyndmoor is a census-designated place (CDP) in Springfield Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA. The population was 5,601 at the 2000 census. ... Springfield Township is a township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... In religious organizations, the laity comprises all lay persons collectively. ... La Salle Academy, New York City The Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools [[1]], also known as the Christian Brothers, the Lasallian Brothers, the French Christian Brothers, or the De La Salle Brothers, is a Roman Catholic religious teaching order, founded by French Priest Saint Jean-Baptiste de... The Philadelphia Catholic League is a high school sports league composed of 20 Catholic High Schools in Philadelphia and the surrounding Pennsylvania suburbs. ...

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Mission statement

"La Salle is a private independent Catholic college preparatory school for young men of varied backgrounds and abilities. It is dedicated to providing a challenging and nurturing environment for learning in an atmosphere that incorporates Gospel values. La Salle empowers each individual student to accept responsibility to achieve his fullest potential. Committed to Christian values, academic excellence, spiritual fulfillment, cultural enrichment and physical development, La Salle prepares young men who are dedicated to leadership, achievement and service in building a society that is more human, more Christ-like and more just."
— Adopted by the Board of Trustees in 1998

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History

In March 1679, Adrien Nyel, administrator of social services for the poor, recruited Jean-Baptiste de la Salle to help open a parish school. About a year later, de la Salle founded the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, the "Christian Brothers," and went on to be recognized as a Saint for his efforts. Jean-Baptiste de la Salle, painting 1734 (15 years after the subjects death) by Pierre Léger St. ... La Salle Academy, New York City The Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools [[1]], also known as the Christian Brothers, the Lasallian Brothers, the French Christian Brothers, or the De La Salle Brothers, is a Roman Catholic religious teaching order, founded by French Priest Saint Jean-Baptiste de... In traditional Christian iconography, Saints are often depicted as having halos. ...


The "Select School" was established on July 20, 1858 by the Christian Brothers within St. Michael’s School at Second and Jefferson Streets in Philadelphia. Soon renamed "Christian Brothers Academy," in 1863 it became the college preparatory division of what was then La Salle College. In 1867, it moved to Juniper and Filbert Streets, and in 1882, to the mansion of prominent Philadelphia banker Michael Bouvier on Broad Street near Girard Avenue. In 1929, La Salle opened a new campus in Belfield within the Wister Woods section of Philadelphia. is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1858 (MDCCCLVIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ...

  • Pictorial history

Campus

La Salle College (now La Salle University) and the high school shared the same campus until 1960, when the high school moved to Springfield in Montgomery County, where it stands today on the former Belcroft estate of Clarence E. Brown. In 1982, the high school formed its own Board of Trustees with responsibility for the school’s direction, formally and legally separating it from the college. La Salle University is a private, co-educational, comprehensive university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Named for St. ...


A five-story academic wing, named St. Michael's Hall, was added in 1992. Another addition, called the West Wing, was completed in 2002 to support music and athletic programs. A facilities plan was recently created to include various additions to campus including more academic space and a fieldhouse including a natatorium.

  • Campus map and tour

School administration

A new administration began in July of 2005. The current President, Brother Richard Kestler, FSC, replaced Bro. Rene Sterner who had served as President for fourteen years and took a six month sabbatical in England to further his personal studies. The new Principal, Mr. Joseph Marchese, replaced Mr. Fred Assaf who became the Headmaster at Pace Academy in Atlanta, Georgia. Bro. Richard Kestler is an alumnus of La Salle College High School (class of 1960) and has served at the school on three previous occasions. The new President and Principal together have over fifty years of administrative experience. Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto)1 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II... Pace Academy is a pre-first through twelfth grade college preparatory private school, located at 966 West Paces Ferry Road in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, Georgia. ... Hotlanta redirects here. ...


Curriculum

  • Program of study, 2006-7 (PDF)

La Salle College High School offers sixteen Advanced Placement courses each year. 87% of La Salle AP students qualify for college credit. In 2003, forty-two students achieved AP Scholar status, twelve 'With Distinction,' and eleven 'With Honor.' Advanced Placement (AP) is the term used to describe high school classes that are taught at a college level. ...


Technology

La Salle College High School is a certified Microsoft IT Academy. The school offers wireless network access through 802.11 b/g, so students can access the Internet on the many computers throughout the school or on their own laptops. All of the faculty and staff are supplied with laptops so they can take advantage of the same wireless network. Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... IEEE 802. ...


The school has a computer for every four students. [1]


La Salle is the only school to be twice featured for leadership in technology in The Philadelphia Inquirer (Spring 2003 and Winter 2000), most recently for integration of SMARTBoards with wireless networks. Former principal Fred Assaf was invited to write an article about La Salle's use of laptops, "They Find the Solution Right in Their Lap," which appeared in the September/October 2001 issue of Momentum, the journal of the National Catholic Educational Association. The Philadelphia Inquirer is one of a two Knight Ridder newspaper duopoly daily for the Philadelphia area. ...


La Salle is one of the few schools in the nation to let the students be the IT department. The Team is called the Lab Managers and it is a group of students that help the teachers, or classmates.


Recent athletic accomplishments

(Does not include accomplishments in 2004–5)

Over the past eleven years La Salle has won sixty-two League Championships (fifty-four Catholic League and eight interscholastic Hockey League). Thirteen separate sports earned championships over the past eight years: cross country, soccer, football, ice hockey, wrestling, indoor track, swimming, lacrosse, baseball, crew, golf, tennis, and outdoor track and field.[citations needed] The Philadelphia Catholic League is a high school sports league composed of 20 Catholic High Schools in Philadelphia and the surrounding Pennsylvania suburbs. ...


The Philadelphia Catholic League has recognized 114 La Salle athletes for outstanding performances; fifty-seven earned First Team All-Catholic honors, while thirty-one were listed as second team selections. Twenty-six were awarded honorable mention status.


In addition, La Salle swept the Fall season of the Catholic League, taking the championships in soccer, football, and cross country.

  • Football: Philadelphia Catholic League Champions in 1995, 1996, 1998, and 2006; Catholic League finals in 1999 and 2006, playoffs each year. In 2006, ranked as the #1 team in the Philadelphia area and also 9th in the state.
  • Cross Country: Philadelphia Catholic League Champions 2003-2006; Pennsylvania State Prep School Champions 2001-2005; ranked in the Top 10 in the Northeast US 2003-2005, the highest ranking being 5th (2003).
  • Ice hockey: first School to have two varsity teams win league championships.
    • Varsity 1
      • Flyers Cup Championship Final: 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, and 2004
      • Flyers Cup Champions in 1996, 1998
      • PA State Champions in 1998
      • League Champions in 1999 and 2002
    • Varsity 2
      • Flyers Cup Champions in 1999
      • League Champions 1999 and 2001
  • Swimming: 2004 Eastern Prep School Champs, National Catholic Prep School Champs (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2004); nineteen consecutive Philadelphia Catholic League Titles(up to 2006-2007)
  • Lacrosse: PA State Champions 2004, Eastern PA Champs 2004, PCL Championship 2004, League Champions in ten of the past twelve years. PCL Championship in 2006.
  • Tennis: PCL Titles in 2003 and 2004. League champions in nine of the past twelve years.
  • Golf: eight consecutive PCL Championships (1996–2003); second place in 2004.
  • Track and field: indoor Track Titles in 1998 and 1999; outdoor Track Titles in 1998; second place in 1999 and 2006
  • Crew: League Champions in three of past ten years; City Champions in 1998.
  • Basketball: Catholic League Semifinalists (2000); Northern Division Champions in three of the last nine years.
  • Baseball: Northern Division Champions (2002 & 2003), Championship Finals (2002 & 2003), Championship (1994 & 2005).
  • Soccer: PCL Championship in 2000; three Championships in the last decade. League Championship Finals in 2003 and ranked first at times in the 2003 season. PCL Championship in 2005. PCL Champions in 2006
  • Wrestling: regular Season Champions in 2001, 2002, and 2003. Team title at league individual championship in 2003. The team also won the PCL title in 2007 over North Catholic.

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Alma Mater

Hail La Salle we praise thee Honor and tribute true Great and bright your splendor Banner of gold and blue


Loyal Sons we'll ever be High we'll hold your memory


Hail La Salle our Alma Mater Hail all Hail!


Notable alumni

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See also

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External links

Alumni Hall of Fame


Notes

  1. ^ http://www.lschs.org/page.cfm?p=139

 
 

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