École secondaire publique De La Salle
|École secondaire publique De La Salle|
Vivre Ta Passion
Live Your Passion
|501 Old St-Patrick Street
Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 8R3, Canada
|Vice principal||Gabrielle Moreau
|Area||Downtown Ottawa/Sandy Hill|
|Team name||Les cavaliers de De La Salle|
|Colours||Burgundy and Silver|
École secondaire publique De La Salle is a French public junior high and high school in downtown Ottawa, Ontario (Grade 7 to Grade 12) under the CÉPEO (Conseil des Écoles Publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario). It is recognized mainly for its artistic excellence program: the Centre d'Excellence Artistique.
École secondaire publique De La Salle opened in the fall of 1971 with students from Mont St-Joseph convent, Rideau Street convent and Académie De La Salle. Just like Académie De La Salle, École secondaire publique De La Salle was named after Saint Jean-Baptiste de la Salle.
In 1982, a study committee recommended the creation of an enrichment centre in Ottawa for gifted students. The committee also recommended that this centre be created and integrated at École secondaire publique De La Salle.
In 1983, De La Salle opened le Centre de Douance (a program for gifted students) and le Centre d'Excellence Artistique (a program geared towards artistic achievers). De La Salle became the first school in Ontario to offers those programs in French.
In 2003, De La Salle opened its doors to Grades 7-8. Most of the second floor of the school is exclusively for Grades 7-8, except for one hallway which is reserved for the music concentration and the auditorium, whose main access point is on the second floor.
Centre d'excellence artistique
The Centre d'excellence artistique includes 8 concentrations related to arts from Grade 9 to Grade 12, and a pre-concentration program in Grade 7 & 8 to prepare students for the arts concentrations. The concentrations are :
- Media & Visual Arts
- Classic Ballet (sub-concentration of Dance concentration)
- Writing & Literature
- Instrumental Music
- Vocal Music
The Centre d'excellence artistique's concentration programs have received numerous awards and won many competitions. Most recently, the Vocal Music Senior classes won the first place at the 16th National Vocal Music Contest of CBC/Radio-Canada.
- Dan Boyle - defenceman for the San Jose Sharks NHL hockey team (2008–present)
- Steffi DiDomenicantonio - Canadian Idol participant, season 2006
- Graham Fox - president of the Institute for Research on Public Policy and the first francophone Loran Scholar
- Mike Sutherland - former player for the Ottawa Renegades
- Mike Ross (radio host) - host and producer NHL Home Ice, XM Satellite Radio
- Nicolas Dromard - Singer/dancer/actor who's performed in Toronto, at the Stratford festival of Canada, in National US tours and on Broadway.
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- Sherwin, Fred (August 2, 2008). "Steffi D lands role with traveling Broadway show". Orleans Online. Retrieved 2014-04-28.
- Bergeras, Yves (May 3, 2013). "30 ans en grand à De La Salle". Le Droit. Retrieved 2014-04-28.(French)