La Salle College High School

Coordinates: 40°5′41″N 75°11′24″W / 40.09472°N 75.19000°W / 40.09472; -75.19000
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La Salle College High School
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United States
Coordinates40°5′41″N 75°11′24″W / 40.09472°N 75.19000°W / 40.09472; -75.19000
Former namesSelect School
Christian Brothers Academy
TypePrivate, Catholic, All-boys college-preparatory educational institution
MottoLatin: Virtus et Scientia
(Character and Knowledge)
Religious affiliation(s)Catholic Church
DenominationDe La Salle Brothers
Patron saint(s)John Baptist de La Salle
Established1858; 165 years ago (1858)
FounderInstitute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools
StatusCurrently operational[1]
CEEB code393370
NCES School ID01186933[1]
PresidentJames L. Butler
PrincipalJames Fyke
ChaplainAnthony Janton
Faculty100.9 (on an FTE basis)[1]
Enrollment1064[1] (2021-2022)
 • Grade 9277
 • Grade 10261
 • Grade 11263
 • Grade 12263
Student to teacher ratio10.5:1
Campus size84 acres (34 ha)
Color(s) Blue  &  Gold 
SloganEnter to Learn. Leave to Serve.
Athletics conferencePhiladelphia Catholic League
Team nameExplorers
AccreditationMiddle States Association of Colleges and Schools[2]
National rankingBest Catholic High Schools in the US No. 123 of 1,144
PublicationGazebo (literary magazine)
YearbookBlue and Gold
Tuition$26,000 (2022-2023)
Feeder toLa Salle University
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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.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]



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