La Salle College High School
|La Salle College High School|
|8605 Cheltenham Avenue
Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania, (Montgomery County) 19038
|Motto||Virtus et Scientia
("Character and Knowledge")
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Patron saint(s)||St. John Baptist de La Salle|
|Oversight||Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools|
|President||James L. Butler|
|Principal||Michael O'Toole, '68|
|Enrollment||1084  (2014-2015)|
|• Grade 9||303|
|• Grade 10||271|
|• Grade 11||255|
|• Grade 12||255|
|Student to teacher ratio||10.7|
|Campus size||84 acres|
|Color(s)||Blue and Gold|
|Slogan||Enter to Learn. Leave to Serve.|
|Athletics conference||Philadelphia Catholic League
|Accreditation||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Publication||Gazebo (literary magazine)|
|Yearbook||Blue and Gold|
|Tuition||$21,200 (2015-16 Year)|
La Salle College High School is an independent, Catholic, college preparatory school for boys located in Wyndmoor, a community in Springfield Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States, outside Philadelphia within the 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 from Pennsylvania|
|Gus Cifelli||1943||Michigan district court judge and NFL offensive tackle|
|Paul Arizin||1946||member, Basketball Hall of Fame|
|Tom Gola||1951||Member, Basketball Hall of Fame|
|John Lehman, Jr.||1960||Secretary of the Navy (1981–87) and Member of the 9/11 Commission|
|Chris Matthews||1963||television commentator on Hardball, syndicated columnist — San Francisco Examiner|
|Rear Adm. John B. Foley III||1965||Former Commander Atlantic Fleet Surface Force (COMNAVSURFLANT), U.S. Navy (Retired)|
|Michael McGinniss||1965||president La Salle University|
|Chuck Zapiec||1967||PA Sports Hall of Fame, Penn State All-American Linebacker & Professional Football Player|
|Leonard Bosack||1969||founder, Cisco Systems|
|Jack Bauerle||1970||U.S. Olympic Swim Coach|
|Brig. Gen. Joseph J. McMenamin||1970||Assistant Division Commander, 2nd Marine Division|
|Steve Javie||1972||NBA Referee|
|Joe McKeehen||2009||The 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event winner.|
|George T. Kenney||1975||Former member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from the 170th district|
|John Schmitt||1980||senior economist with the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC|
|Hugh Panaro||1982||leading Broadway actor: Les Misérables, The Phantom of The Opera|
|Michael J. Stack III||1982||Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania|
|Jim Poole||1984||Relief pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Tom Gizzi||1985||American football player|
|Sean McDermott||1993||Head Coach of the Buffalo Bills, former Carolina Panthers Defensive Coordinator|
|Gregory Michael Hosmer||1999||Leading TV Actor; As the World Turns, Greek, How I Met Your Mother|
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