DeLaSalle is a Catholic high school that seeks to create a community of students from various economic levels, academic abilities, racial communities, and ethnic backgrounds. In the Lasallian tradition of St. John Baptist de La Salle, the school strives to facilitate personal academic success but also to prepare students to be of service to society. Within the larger tradition of the Catholic Church, DeLaSalle regards spiritual development as a primary educational goal. All students are required to take Theology courses and attend school worship services. Admission to Grade 9 is based on assessment of the following:
- Completion of application forms,
- At least one grade school teacher recommendation regarding academic potential and personal character,
- Entrance exam scores,
- Middle school transcripts
Admission may be unconditional, or probationary in which case additional conditions may need to be met before entering ninth grade. Students transferring to Grade 10, 11, or 12 must:
- Provide a high school transcript,
- Provide a letter from a counselor or teacher attesting to academic potential and personal character,
- Interview with the Executive Director for Enrollment and/or Principal,
- If an international student, demonstrate competence in English.
Transfer students are accepted at the start of a quarter/semester, except for special circumstances. To receive a DeLaSalle diploma, Grade 12 transfer students must normally be enrolled for the entire year.