Lasallian Catholic Mission
De La Salle College is a Lasallian Catholic co-educational school devoted to fostering an academic and spiritual environment that nurtures students’ faith and accompanies the child on a Catholic faith journey. The curriculum is designed to infuse the Catholic gospel values and impart the message of mission and service across the breadth of our students’ studies.
Inspired by the teachings and virtues of our founding father, we walk the footsteps of St. John Baptist de La Salle as a community as we live out the legacy of his work, the Lasallian heritage and the charism which honours this vocation.
Our Lasallian Catholic identity instructs the human child and serves to touch the heart and mind of each student. Our pastoral accompaniment demonstrates an unwavering commitment to serve our students beyond the facilitation of academic success. Our focus on Catholic student life and Lasallian principles helps to prepare our students to be of service to the local, national, and global community as students and graduates.
Admission to De La Salle embraces all students and our faith tradition offers a compulsory Catholic faith-based curriculum to all our students through religious instruction, liturgies, class masses, religious celebrations, retreats, service projects and Lasallian/Catholic Ministry programming.
The Lasallian mission embodies the vision and innovative spirit of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, patron saint of all teachers and founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (De La Salle Christian Brothers). The Lasallian mission provides a human and Christian education to the young, especially the poor. In the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN), the mission serves more than 100,000 people through a network of 100+ colleges/universities, secondary schools, middle and elementary schools, and other ministries in the United States and Canada.
De la Salle Institute is an educational institution that is guided by the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, founded by St. John Baptist de La Salle, who is the Patron Saint of Teachers. A Lasallian education strives to touch the heart of every child, through academic excellence, individualized attention, faith formation, inclusion, and respect for the individual, service and social justice. This form of teaching attains transformative experiences that enrich each student's cultural, intellectual, physical, social and spiritual development. Through St. John Baptist de La Salle’s inspiration, these educators transform education through a new vision of teaching young people, especially the poor.
De La Salle was struck by "the situation of abandonment of the children of artisans and of the poor." Soon after, he became involved in helping a group of school teachers set up schools to provide poor children with a good education . The schools received the name of Christian Schools . Along with these teachers, De La Salle founded a lay community that took the name of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (1680).