La Salle College High School
|La Salle College High School|
8605 Cheltenham Avenue
|Coordinates||40°5′41″N 75°11′24″W / 40.09472°N 75.19000°W|
|Former names||Select School|
Christian Brothers Academy
|Type||Private, Catholic, All-boys college-preparatory educational institution|
|Motto||Latin: Virtus et Scientia|
(Character and Knowledge)
|Religious affiliation(s)||Catholic Church|
|Denomination||De La Salle Brothers|
|Patron saint(s)||John Baptist de La Salle|
|Founder||Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools|
|NCES School ID||01186933|
|President||James L. Butler|
|Faculty||100.9 (on an FTE basis)|
|• Grade 9||277|
|• Grade 10||261|
|• Grade 11||263|
|• Grade 12||263|
|Student to teacher ratio||10.5:1|
|Campus size||84 acres (34 ha)|
|Color(s)||Blue & Gold|
|Slogan||Enter to Learn. Leave to Serve.|
|Athletics conference||Philadelphia Catholic League|
|Accreditation||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
|National ranking||Best Catholic High Schools in the US No. 123 of 1,144|
|Publication||Gazebo (literary magazine)|
|Yearbook||Blue and Gold|
|Feeder to||La Salle University|
La Salle College High School is a Catholic, college preparatory school for boys located in Wyndmoor, a community in Springfield Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States, outside Philadelphia, but within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The school is staffed by a lay faculty and the Christian Brothers. Its sports teams compete in the Philadelphia Catholic League and now also participate in the PIAA.
La Salle was founded in 1858 as St. Michael's School at Second and Jefferson Streets. It then became the Christian Brothers Academy. In 1863 it became the preparatory school to La Salle College (now La Salle University). The prep school and college shared the same campus up until the 1960s. In 1982 they formally became two separate institutions.
- J. Burrwood Daly (1890) US Congressman
- Gus Cifelli (1943) Michigan district court judge and NFL offensive tackle
- Paul Arizin (1946) member of Basketball Hall of Fame
- Jim Phelan (1947) member of College Basketball Hall of Fame
- Dick Bedesem (1949) College football coach
- Tom Gola (1951) |member of Basketball Hall of Fame
- Robert John Brinker (1959) financial advisor and syndicated financial radio show Moneytalk
- John Lehman, Jr. (1960) |Secretary of the Navy (1981–87) and member of 9/11 Commission
- Chris Matthews (1963) television commentator on Hardball, syndicated columnist
- Michael McGinniss (1965) president of La Salle University
- Chuck Zapiec (1967) PA Sports Hall of Fame, Penn State All-American linebacker, pro football player
- Leonard Bosack (1969) founder of Cisco Systems
- Jack Bauerle (1970) U.S. Olympic and University of Georgia women's swim coach
- Brig. Gen. Joseph J. McMenamin (1970) Assistant Division Commander, 2nd Marine Division
- Steve Javie (1972) NBA referee
- Joe Mihalich (1974) Head Coach, Hofstra Men's Basketball
- George T. Kenney (1975) former member of Pennsylvania House of Representatives from the 170th district
- Joe Webster (1976) Member of Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 150th district
- Fran McCaffery (1977) Head Coach, Iowa Hawkeyes men's basketball team
- John Waldron (1977) |American criminal defense lawyer
- John Schmitt (1980) senior economist, Center for Economic and Policy Research
- Hugh Panaro (1982) Broadway actor, Les Misérables, The Phantom of The Opera
- Michael J. Stack III (1982) Former Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
- George Winslow (1982) Professional football punter
- Jim Poole (1984) relief pitcher for Philadelphia Phillies
- Tom Gizzi (1985) football player
- Charles McIlhinney (1985) Pennsylvania State Senator
- John Butler (1991) Defensive backs coach for the Buffalo Bills
- Sean McDermott (1993) head coach of NFL's Buffalo Bills
- Gregory Michael Hosmer (1999) actor, As the World Turns, Greek, How I Met Your Mother
- Anthony Green (2001) Musician, Circa Survive
- Tucker Durkin (2009) professional lacrosse player
- Joe McKeehen (2009) 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event winner
- Tyler Nase (2009) Olympic Rower
- Darius Madison (2012) |Professional Soccer Player
- Matt Rambo (2013) Professional lacrosse player, recipient of the 2017 Tewaaraton Award
- Ryan Winslow (2013) Professional football punter
- Zaire Franklin (2014) Linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts
- Kyle Shurmur (2015) Professional football quarterback (Kansas City Chiefs)
- Jimmy Morrissey (2016) Professional football player
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