La Salle High School (Pasadena, California)

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La Salle College Preparatory High School
3880 East Sierra Madre Boulevard
Pasadena, California, (Los Angeles County) 91107
United States
Coordinates 34°9′41″N 118°4′6″W / 34.16139°N 118.06833°W / 34.16139; -118.06833Coordinates: 34°9′41″N 118°4′6″W / 34.16139°N 118.06833°W / 34.16139; -118.06833
Type Private
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1956
President Richard Gray
Principal Mrs. Courtney Kassakhian
Grades 9-12
Gender Coeducational
Enrollment ~740 (2008)
Color(s) Navy, Red and White             
Athletics Baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo
Athletics conference CIF Southern Section
(Del Rey League)
Mascot Mounted Lancer Wielding Lance
Team name Lancers
Rival Maranatha High School
Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges[1]
Average SAT scores Math: 545,
Verbal: 550,
Writing: 560
Alumni over 5,000 alumni population

La Salle High School is a private, Roman Catholic college preparatory high school in Pasadena, California. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

La Salle High School, founded in 1956, is a Lasallian school accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Western Catholic Education Association.[2]

It was established as an all boys' school but became coeducational in 1990.[3]


Approximately 75 students take the AP exams each year, with a 70% pass rate in the last three years.

Other academic highlights include the Academic Decathlon, Leadership for Student Life, Independent Study, Scholar's Thesis and the Teacher Assistant Program.

Beyond the academic school year, students are expected to complete summer reading in the four areas of English, science, social studies, and visual & performing arts.

Clubs & Organizations[edit]

  • Animal Heroes
  • Anime Club
  • Aquinas Club
  • Astronomy Club
  • California Scholarship Federation
  • Chess Club
  • Comic Book Club
  • Cultural Awareness Club
  • Film & Theatre Club
  • FreeLancers
  • Habitat for Humanity Club
  • Helping Humanity
  • Hiking Club
  • Investment Club
  • Improv Club
  • Japanese Club
  • Junior Statesmen of America Club
  • Lancer Pride Club
  • Magic Club
  • Mock Trial Club
  • Model United Nations
  • Origami
  • National Honors Society
  • Pi Alpha Chi Service Society
  • Pass It On Organization
  • Robotics Club
  • Science National Honors Society
  • Science Outreach Organization
  • Spanish Club
  • Spanish National Honors Society
  • Support Our Troops
  • Ultimate Frisbee Club


La Salle offers 49 athletic teams. Within each sport, there are at least two levels of competition: junior varsity and varsity. The junior varsity team focuses on skill development, motivation, teamwork, and positive attitude. Lancer athletics have won 10 CIF Championships. More than 15 graduates have returned to coach athletic teams at La Salle. Sports include:

  • Baseball (Boys)
  • Basketball (Boys & Girls)
  • Cheer (Co-Ed)
  • Cross Country (Boys & Girls)
  • Football (Co-Ed)
  • Golf (Boys & Girls)
  • Soccer (Boys & Girls)
  • Softball (Girls)
  • Swimming (Boys & Girls)
  • Tennis (Boys & Girls)
  • Track (Boys & Girls)
  • Volleyball (Boys & Girls)
  • Water Polo (Boys & Girls)


Students that apply to La Salle must submit their score from the HSPT (High School Placement Test).

La Salle's Admissions Committee examine the following criteria:

  • Sixth, seventh and first semester eighth grade scores
  • STS/HSPT results
  • Recommendations by current principal or teachers
  • Interview

While being Catholic can help one gain admittance to La Salle, it is not required as approximately two thirds of the student population is non-Catholic. Once students are accepted no distinction is made between Catholics and non-Catholics.

La Salle receives approximately 300-500 applications per year. In 2006, approximately 20% of applicants were admitted.


  • Tuition: $18,000
  • Registration Fee: $500
  • Student Services Fees: $400

Program & Campus Development Fee: $50 Emergency Supply Fee (Incoming students only): $30 Graduation Fee (Seniors): $275

Tuition is payable on one of the following plans:

  • Monthly: June through May
  • Quarterly: June, September, December, March
  • Semi-Annually: June, December
  • Annually: June

Payments are due on the 1st of each month for the plan chosen. Choice of payment plan must be made at the time of registration and cannot be changed.

Financial Aid applications are available starting in December in the Finance Office.

Tuition, registration, student services, and graduation fees are non-refundable.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ WASC-ACS. "WASC-Accrediting Commission for Schools". Retrieved 2009-06-05. 
  2. ^ "School Profile". La Salle High School. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Heritage and history." La Salle High School. Retrieved on February 11, 2017.
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