President's Welcome

President John Knight with new director of diversity Marta Rhea-Johnson and her son.
John M. Knight



Welcome to De La Salle Collegiate’s new website!

Whether you have found us by happenstance, or you were intentionally looking for us, I am happy that you have landed on our site.

Since 1851, the Brothers of the Christian Schools and their lay partners have been transforming the lives of thousands of young men from the metropolitan Detroit area. De La Salle Collegiate is a Lasallian Catholic college preparatory secondary school. We seek to live out the spirit of St. John Baptist de La Salle, the founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and the patron saint of teachers.

St. John Baptist de La Salle’s spirit can best be summed up as stated in the Five Goals of a Lasallian Education. Each Lasallian school seeks to:

  1. Instill Gospel Values
  2. Be animated by and foster a spirit of faith and zeal
  3. Develop and maximize diverse programs meeting recognized standards of excellence
  4. Create and sustain respectful human relationships in the community
  5. Exercise a preferential option for the poor

Each day our dedicated administration, faculty, and staff have the blessing and joy to accompany nearly 700 young men on their educational journey. Whether it be in the classroom, on the stage, on the athletic field, or in the quiet of our school chapel, our students are challenged to develop their hearts, minds and souls so that they may one day bring the message of the gospel to all those they encounter.

I hope you enjoy your visit to our website. Please know that the prayers of the entire De La Salle Collegiate community are with you and your loved ones. I look forward to one day welcoming you to our campus.

Until then … Go Pilots!

St. John Baptist de La Salle, pray for us. Live, Jesus, in our hearts, forever!