As part of one of the largest educational networks in the world, Lasallian Education can be found in 109 schools and ministries throughout the United States and Canada.
Since 1680 educational institutions in more than 80 countries have been influenced by the vision and innovative spirit of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, the Founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and the patron saint of teachers. De La Salle transformed education by forming a community of educators with whom he developed a spirituality of teaching and learning, to give a human and Christian education to young people, especially the poor.
Lasallian Education centers on Catholic values and personal relationships, emphasizing academic excellence, faith formation, inclusion, respect for the individual, service and social justice. A Lasallian Education strives to enrich each student’s cultural, intellectual, physical, social and spiritual development.
The Five Goals of Lasallian Education give expression and focus to the Lasallian character of our educational ministries. Each of these five goals reflects an essential aspect of the vision and heritage of St. John Baptist de La Salle, the Brothers of the Christian Schools, and the Lasallian Mission. They serve as the basis for reflection and discussion in each school, guiding the assessment of the many ways the school embodies the vision of St. John Baptist de La Salle in its practices today through curricular and co-curricular activities.
- We Instill Gospel Values. Ask for the grace to bring about the conversion of the hearts of those in your care. – Meditation 196
- We Are Animated By and Foster a Spirit of Faith and Zeal. You will contribute in your ministry only in so far as you have the fullness of faith and are guided by the spirit of faith. – Meditation 139
- We Develop and Maintain Diverse Programs Meeting Recognized Standards of Excellence. The Institute establishes, renews, and diversifies its works according to what the kingdom of God requires. – The Brothers Rule, Article 11
- We Create and Sustain Respectful Human Relationships in Community. As the only object of those who form a community should be to encourage each other in the service of God, they should strive earnestly to do so, and to live united in heart and mind. – Meditation 113
- We Exercise a Preferential Option for the Poor. For how long has Jesus been presenting himself to you and knocking at the door of your heart and you have not wanted to receive him. Why? Because he only presents himself under the form of a poor person. – Meditation for the Principal Feast 85
Today, the De La Salle Christian Brothers and their Lasallian Partners continue to respond to students through advancements in teaching, technology and scholarship. In Lasallian communities, educators touch hearts, stimulate minds and cultivate leadership to prepare students for life, work, and service to society and the Church.
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De La Salle Collegiate was founded in 1926.
Video of Bishop Michael Gallagher laying the cornerstone.
Lasallian Education — Transforming Lives Since 1680
De La Salle Collegiate High School is an all boys, private Catholic High School, conducted by the Brothers of the Christian Schools. The school was founded in 1926.
De La Salle is located in Warren, Michigan, a Detroit suburb located in Macomb County. The school offers a college prep curriculum. De La Salle’s athletic teams are called the Pilots, and nearly every team is part of the Catholic High School League (CHSL), operated by the Archdiocese of Detroit.
Interested students are invited to contact the Admissions Office for Application information, as well as information regarding financial aid and tuition.