LaSalle College High School
8605 Cheltenham Avenue
Wyndmoor, PA 19038
La Salle College High School graduates, having completed a rigorous academic program, are lifelong learners who think critically and communicate effectively. La Salle College High School is a Roman Catholic college preparatory school enlivened by the tradition of Lasallian education developed by St. John Baptist De La Salle, founder of the Christian Brothers. The De La Salle Christian Brothers have run La Salle College High School since its birth.
La Salle began at the St. Michael’s School at Second and Jefferson Streets in Philadelphia. The Christian Brothers opened a school there and taught their first classes on July 20, 1858. Initially known as the “ Select School,” it eventually took the name “ Christian Brothers Academy.” In 1863, the Academy became the college preparatory division of what was then La Salle College.For its entire life up to 1960, La Salle College and La Salle High School shared the same campus. At the dawn of the 1960’s, the high school separated from the college and moved to its present campus on Cheltenham Avenue in Springfield Township, Montgomery County.
La Salle provides a quality education in an atmosphere that incorporates Gospel values. This community places special emphasis on those school activities that proclaim Christ’s message of Salvation and provide opportunities to practice that message. The preeminence of Lasallian mission and the centrality of Christ in daily life at La Salle is illustrated by the call and response from teacher to students at the beginning of classes at La Salle: “St. John Baptist De La Salle; Pray for us. Live Jesus in our hearts; Forever.”