DeLaSalle High School is proud of its association with the Brothers of the Christian Schools (informally known as the Christian Brothers). From the very first school day in 1900, Christian Brothers have guided DeLaSalle students in their academic studies and the development of their relationship with Jesus Christ. Currently, Brothers serve DeLaSalle in the classroom, administration, maintenance, facilities, and transportation. The community of Brothers live in the three-story residence “behind” the school building on Grove Street, appropriately named Christian Brothers’ Hall. DeLaSalle’s resident Brothers are regularly joined by three Lasallian Volunteers – young men and women who choose to provide a year or two of service to a Lasallian institution such as DeLaSalle.
John Baptist de La Salle was deeply moved by the way in which the children of the artisans and the poor were abandoned and left to themselves. As a practical response to his prayerful consideration of this fact in relation to God’s plan of salvation, he came to discern, in faith, what God wanted the mission of a Lasallian institute to be.
The Lasallian work has considerably increased throughout the world. Today we are 80,000 educators and more than 5,000 Brothers, and together we animate the Lasallian mission which reaches more than one million children, young people, and adults.
We give thanks to God for those Brothers and Lasallians who, wherever they are working, put their whole heart into the option for the poor, attempting, through their educational action, to build a world with greater solidarity and justice.
Educational service of the poor continues to be relevant for our time and essential for the Brothers and Lasallians. The effort required of each one of us is one of conversion of the heart and of the mind.
Therefore, we, a diverse community of teachers, learners, alumni, parents and supporters, comprise DeLaSalle High School. Our mission is to serve students and families who seek a high-quality, values-based academic preparation for life. We at DeLaSalle fulfill this mission, in part, by respecting and affirming our heritage as a Catholic high school in the Lasallian tradition.
DeLaSalle High School embraces its Lasallian heritage and is proudly affiliated with the Brothers of the Christian Schools – known informally as the Christian Brothers. From the very first school day in 1900, Christian Brothers have guided DeLaSalle students in their academic studies and the development of their relationship with Jesus Christ.
This Lasallian work has considerably increased throughout the world. Today, we are 80,000 educators and more than 5,000 Brothers, and together we animate the Lasallian mission which reaches more than one million children, young people, and adults in 77 countries.
DeLaSalle exists within the broader Lasallian network, including the Christian Brothers of the Midwest District, one of four districts within the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN). The Lasallian Region of North America, in turn, is one of five regions within the worldwide Lasallian institute. Each district is led by a Brother Visitor, also known as a Provincial, and, by one or more auxiliary visitors. Each region is led by a general councilor.
The Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools is led by a Superior General, elected by fellow Brothers every seven years at a general chapter. In 2014, Brothers elected Brother Robert Schieler as the new Superior General. The Superior General is assisted by a Vicar General and five General Councilors.
DeLaSalle, which was separately incorporated in 1971, functions as one of 14 Catholic high schools within the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. DeLaSalle collaborates with the Archdiocese on a variety of levels to promote K-12 Catholic Education throughout the Twin-Cities.