Welcome Future Islanders!
Greetings from Nicollet Island!
Welcome and thank you for your interest in DeLaSalle High School. We have already begun meeting with students and families to share with them how DeLaSalle graduates are young women and men who are intellectually competent, religiously aware, and marked by a genuine commitment to the service of others. It is wonderful to hear again that so many are interested in DeLaSalle. We hope to meet your family soon!
The 2013-2014 school year has been exhilarating: Drawing from more than 110 different grade schools across the Twin Cities, enrollment this fall is up and is the largest it has been in more than 40 years. Our Island Green Initiative continues to gain momentum – with new energy efficient lights in our Main Gym, solar panels that will soon be installed atop the LL Gray Gym roof, and a composting program that has started to eliminate the amount of waste we send to the landfill. We are in the third year of our Isle-Pad program that puts an iPad in the hands of each student – and our teachers are continually implementing technology to strengthen our academic programs. Our graduates attend many of the finest colleges and universities, and they say without hesitation that DeLaSalle prepared them to meet the challenges of higher education.
It’s a great time to be an Islander!
And yet, with all this good news about growth and innovation, we remain focused on our primary duty as a Catholic, Lasallian high school: to understand and encourage the gifts of each individualized student as he or she becomes a young adult over the next four years. Every student matters at DeLaSalle. We will get to know your child by name as we continue our practices of keeping small class sizes and having a “no-cut” policy for 9th graders who try out for extracurricular programs. Teachers care. Coaches and moderators care. We’re looking for students who also care-and want to be in a school where they will matter.
While we hope our online resources provide you with the information you need about DeLaSalle, visiting our historic campus is the only way to truly get a sense of the distinguished history and tradition that make DeLaSalle such a special place. It’s a great school and it keeps getting better!
Saint John Baptist de La Salle…Pray for us!
Live Jesus in our hearts…Forever
Patrick Felicetta ‘01
Director of Admission
Mike O'Keefe '79
Vice President for Enrollment