171 Freshmen Join La Salle as Classes Begin
La Salle High School began its school year on August 23 as 171 new freshmen joined the Lancer student body. The Welcome Orientation on August 22 featured small groups of freshmen with their “Senior Class Buddies” on a tour of the campus, video presentations and a run-through of classes. A pizza lunch was followed by a rally.
At La Salle High School, there are 710 students from ninth through twelfth grades; with a majority that live in the San Gabriel Valley. They join new Principal, Brother Christopher Brady, FSC who began his tenure as principal on July 1, 2012. “I am very please to, once again, be a member of the La Salle family,” said Brother Christopher. Former principal, Patrick Bonacci, AFSC is now the Vice President for Mission.
With over 65% of the teaching staff holding Master’s and PhD credentials that allows them to teach at the college level, La Salle draws educators who choose to teach in La Salle High School’s nurturing environment, developed from a 350-year Christian Brothers’ Lasallian educational tradition. To maintain our Catholic identity, two-thirds of our entering freshmen class are of the Catholic faith. In addition, Nearly 25% of our school population receives partial or full tuition need-based assistance due to the generosity of our extended La Salle family, donors and supporters.
The La Salle Lancers field 22 teams on the varsity level. Student Life, visual and performing arts, honor and service societies, student clubs and organizations, and student television broadcasts and publications, provide a healthy and warm community atmosphere for all La Salle students. During the last five years 99.7% of our graduates have gone on to college with 87.4% going to four-year institutions.
La Salle High School is accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association (WECA) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).