Lasallian educational institutions

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Saint Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, founder of the De La Salle Brothers and Patron Saint of all teachers

Lasallian educational institutions[1] are educational institutions affiliated with the De La Salle Brothers, a Roman Catholic religious teaching order founded by French Priest Saint Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, who was canonized in 1900 and proclaimed by the Vatican in 1950 as patron saint of all teachers. In regard to their educational activities the Brothers have since 1680 also called themselves "Brothers of the Christian Schools", associated with the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools;[2] they are often referred to by themselves and others by the shorter term "Christian Brothers",[3][4] a name also applied to the unrelated Congregation of Christian Brothers or Irish Christian Brothers,[5][6] also providers of education, which commonly causes confusion.[7]

The De La Salle Brothers say that, with the assistance of more than 73,000 lay colleagues, they teach over 900,000 students in 80 countries.[8] Short prayers are recited in Lasallian educational institutions during the school day:[9]

Let us remember that we are always in the most holy presence of God.
I will continue O my God to do all my actions for love of you.
Saint John Baptist de La Salle
Pray for us.
Live Jesus In Our Hearts, Forever!

The US-based La Salle International Foundation, which supports global educational and other networks of the De La Salle Brothers, say on their Web site that they sponsor educational projects and support schools in 82 countries; and that they give special attention to youth at risk, including those "educationally excluded, street children, orphans, victims of child abuse, drug addicts, disabled youth, individuals with mental illness, migrant and refugee youth, HIV+ and AIDS children, child victims of war, juvenile offenders, child laborers, victims of child trafficking, ethnic minorities, disadvantaged girls, and impoverished children".[10]

Since the 1980s increasing numbers of cases of sexual and physical abuse of children, covered up by authorities, in institutions of the Catholic Church[11] and others[12] have been reported. Cases of physical and sexual abuse of children in Lasallian educational institutions, and failure to investigate, report, and subsequently protect children have been investigated and admitted.[13][12]




  • Collège Mgr Steinmetz [1]

Burkina Faso[edit]

  • Collège Pierre Kula, in Diebougou
  • Collège De La Salle, in Ouagadougou [2]
  • Collège Lasallien Badenya, in Ouagadougou
  • Collège Charles Lwanga, in Nouna [3]
  • Collège Lasallien de Kongoussi, in Kongoussi [4]
  • Centre Lasallien d'Initiation aux Métiers d'Agriculture (CLIMA), in Beregadougou [5]



Democratic Republic of the Congo[edit]

  • Collège De La Salle and Saint Georges in Kinshasa
  • Collège Ntetembwa in Matadi
  • Bosawa, Liboke Moko, and Liziba primary schools, plus Institut Frère Iloo in Mbandaka
  • Tumba Kunda dia Zayi in Tumba


Equatorial Guinea[edit]


  • Saint Joseph School, Karen
  • Hagaz Agricultural and technology school, Hagaz Eritrea



Ivory Coast[edit]


  • Saint Paul School, Marsabit
  • Saint Marys Boys High School, Nyeri
  • Child Discovery Center, Nakuru
  • Rongai Agricultural and Technical School, Rongai
  • Bishop Ndingi Mwangaza Collège, Nakuru
  • Christ the Teacher Institute for Education, Nairobi
  • La Salle Catholic Primary School, Nairobi


  • Collège Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague, Ambositra
  • Collège Saint-Joseph, Ambatondrazaka
  • Collège Saint-Jean, Antalaha
  • Lycée Stella Maris, Toamasina [6]
  • Institution Sainte Famille (Mahamasina), Antananarivo
  • École Saint-Joseph (Andohalo), Antananarivo
  • École Louis Rafiringa (Faravohitra), Antananarivo
  • Centre de Promotion rurale (CPR), Ambositra


Escola Joao XXIII, Beira, Sofala


L.E.P. Issa Béri in Niamey


  • De La Salle Middle School, Ondo State
  • Mount De La Salle College, Naka, Makurdi, Benue State


Académie De La Salle in Byumba École d’Art in Gisenyi


Collège Saint Charles Lwanga, Ziguinchor

South Africa[edit]

South Sudan[edit]




Hong Kong[edit]



Israel and Palestine[edit]


Palestine: West Bank[edit]


The international community regards East Jerusalem, including the Old City, as part of the occupied Palestinian territories, but no part of Jerusalem is considered to be part of either Israel or the State of Palestine.





(Note: The Lasallian Education Mission in Malaysia cites 44 schools in total)[17]


Former Lasallian schools; no longer affiliated




Sri Lanka[edit]






  • Communauté Éducative Saint-Jean-Baptiste in Tamines
  • Institut Notre-Dame Beauraing-Gedinne in Beauraing
  • Institut Saint-Joseph in Carlsbourg
  • Institut Saint-Joseph in Châtelet
  • ISJBDLS - Institut saint Jean Baptiste de La Salle in Brussels
  • Sint-Jorisinstituut in Bazel
  • Technisch Instituut Sint-Jozef in Bilzen
  • Moretus-Ekeren in Ekeren (Antwerpen)
  • Sint-Jozefinstituut in Genk
  • Kunsthumaniora Sint-Lucas in Ghent
  • De Pleinschool Leiekant in Kortrijk
  • De Pleinschool Groeningekant in Kortrijk
  • De Pleinschool Broelkant in Kortrijk
  • VISO in Mariakerke, Ghent
  • Instituut Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-van-Vreugde in Roeselare
  • Sint-Lukaskunsthumaniora in Schaarbeek
  • KCST in Sint-Truiden
  • Tuinbouwschool Scholengroep O.-L.-Vrouw in Sint-Truiden
  • Sint-Jozefsinstituut in Ternat
  • Zaventems Vrij Onderwijs (ZAVO) in Zaventem
  • Sint-Aloysius Scholengroep O.-L.-Vrouw in Zepperen


In France, the Brothers of the Christian schools run 68 primary schools, 92 middle schools, 53 general high schools and 47 vocational high schools, including:










See also; Instituciones educacionales lasalianas.


United Kingdom[edit]

North and Central America[edit]

Countries listed from north to south.



United States[edit]




District of Columbia[edit]










New Jersey[edit]

New Mexico[edit]

New York[edit]





Puerto Rico[edit]

Rhode Island[edit]








  • Instituto Pedagógico La Salle, in Managua
  • Escuela Monseñor Lezcano, in Managua
  • Colegio La Salle, in León
  • Universidad Tecnológica La Salle, in León
  • Instituto Politécnico La Salle, in León
  • Escuela La Salle, in León
  • Colegio La Salle, in Jinotega

Costa Rica[edit]


Dominican Republic[edit]

  • Colegio Dominicano De La Salle, in Santo Domingo[26]
  • Escuela/Liceo San Juan Bautista De La Salle, in Santo Domingo (Barrio Simón Bolívar)
  • Instituto San Juan Bautista De La Salle, Santo Domingo
  • Colegio De La Salle, in Santiago de los Caballeros
  • Escuela/Liceo Santo Hermano Miguel, in Santiago de los Caballeros (Barrio Mejoramiento Social)
  • Escuela/Liceo Juan XXIII, in Higuey
  • Escuela San Juan Bautista De La Salle, in Higuey (Barrio La Florida)


  • Colegio De La Salle, in Panama City
  • Colegio San José De La Salle, in Colon
  • Colegio La Salle (de Margarita), in Colon
  • Colegio San Miguel Febres Cordero, in Los Lagos, Colon.



New Zealand[edit]

Papua New Guinea[edit]

  • De La Salle High School, Bomana, near Port Moresby
  • Hohola Youth Development Centre, Port Moresby
  • Jubilee Catholic Secondary School, Port Moresby
  • Mainohana Catholic High School, Bereina

South America[edit]


  • Instituto Superior "De La Salle", in Buenos Aires city
  • Centro de Comunicación La Crujía, in Buenos Aires city
  • La Salle Centro, in Capital Federal
  • La Salle Florida, in Buenos Aires
  • La Salle San Martín, in Buenos Aires
  • San Juan Bautista De La Salle Pilar, in Buenos Aires
  • Santo Tomás de Aquino, in González Catán, Buenos Aires
  • San Martín de Porres, in José León Suárez, Buenos Aires
  • Casa Joven, in González Catán
  • La Salle Paraná, in Paraná, Provincia de Entre Rios
  • Escuela Niño Jesús, in San Martín
  • Kinder Garden S.J.B. de La Salle, in San Martín
  • La Salle Pigüé
  • La Salle Argüello, in Córdoba
  • San José, in Villa del Rosario
  • La Salle Rosario, in Rosario, Santa Fe
  • La Salle Jobson, in Santa Fe, Santa Fe


  • Colegio La Salle, in La Paz
  • Colegio La Salle, in Santa Cruz
  • Colegio La Salle, in Cochabamba
  • Colegio La Salle, in Tarija
  • Colegio La Salle, in Beni
  • Colegio La Salle, in Pando
  • Colegio La Salle, in Oruro
  • Universidad La Salle, in La Paz


  • Colegio La Salle in Canoas (State: Rio Grande do Sul)
  • Colegio La Salle in Carazinho (State: Rio Grande do Sul)
  • Colegio La Salle Carmo in Caxias do Sul (State: Rio Grande do Sul)
  • Colegio La Salle in Caxias do Sul (State: Rio Grande do Sul)
  • Colegio La Salle in Dores (State: Rio Grande do Sul)
  • Colegio La Salle in Esmeralda (State: Rio Grande do Sul)
  • Colegio La Salle in Esteio (State: Rio Grande do Sul)
  • Colegio La Salle in Hipólito Leite (State: Rio Grande do Sul)
  • Colegio La Salle in Medianeira (State: Rio Grande do Sul)
  • Colegio La Salle in Pão dos Pobres (State: Rio Grande do Sul)
  • Colegio La Salle in Santo Antônio (State: Rio Grande do Sul)
  • Colegio La Salle in São João (State: Rio Grande do Sul)
  • Colegio La Salle in Sapucaia (State: Rio Grande do Sul)
  • Unilasalle in Canoas (State: Rio Grande do Sul)
  • Faculdade La Salle in Estrela (State: Rio Grande do Sul)
  • Colegio La Salle in Peperi (State: Santa Catarina)
  • Colegio La Salle in Xanxerê (State: Santa Catarina)
  • Colegio La Salle in Pato Branco (State: Parana)
  • Colegio La Salle in Toledo (State: Parana)
  • Colegio La Salle in Curitiba (State: Parana)
  • Colegio La Salle in Brasília (Distrito Federal)
  • Colegio La Salle in Águas Claras (Distrito Federal)
  • Colegio La Salle in Núcleo Bandeirante (Distrito Federal)
  • Colegio La Salle in Sobradinho (Distrito Federal)
  • Colegio La Salle in Lucas do Rio Verde (State: Mato Grosso)
  • Faculdade La Salle in Lucas do Rio Verde (State: Mato Grosso)
  • Colegio La Salle in Rondonópolis (State: Mato Grosso)
  • Faculdade La Salle in Lucas (State: Mato Grosso)
  • Colegio La Salle in Botucatu (State: São Paulo)
  • Colegio La Salle in São Carlos (State: São Paulo)
  • Colegio La Salle in São Paulo (State: São Paulo)
  • Colegio La Salle in Niterói (State: Rio de Janeiro)
  • Colegio Instituto ABEL in Niterói (State: Rio de Janeiro)
  • Unilasalle in Niterói (State: Rio de Janeiro)
  • Colegio La Salle in Manaus (State: Amazonas)
  • Faculdade La Salle in Manaus (State: Amazonas)
  • Colegio La Salle in Augustinópolis (State: Tocantins)


  • Colegio La Salle, in Santiago
  • Colegio San Gregorio de La Salle, in Santiago
  • Escuela San Lázaro, in Santiago
  • Instituto La Salle, in Santiago
  • Colegio La Salle, in Talca
  • Colegio La Salle, in Temuco
  • Escuela Francia, in Temuco




  • Colegio La Salle in Lima
  • Colegio "Fe y Alegría" Nº 43 in Lima
  • Colegio Hno. Noe Zevallos Ortega in Lima
  • Colegio De La Salle in Arequipa
  • C.E.E. San Juan Bautista De La Salle in Arequipa
  • C.E.P. San José - La Salle Cusco
  • Instituto Superior Tecnológico Pedagógico. La Salle - Urubamba, Cusco
  • Instituto Superior Pedagógico Publico, Loreto, Iquitos
  • Instituto Superior Pedagogico "Fray Lorenzo Pascual Alegre", Requena, Iquitos
  • Instituto Superior Tecnologico "Manos Unidas", Requena, Iquitos
  • Centro Educativo Ocupacional "Manos Unidas", Requena, Iquitos
  • Centro Educativo Primario - Secundario Mixto (Anexo Al I.S.P.), Requena, Iquitos


Sexual abuse cases[edit]

There have been a number of cases of institutional sexual and physical abuse of children, many over a period of several decades, in Lasallian educational institutions in several countries. Several are described, with references, in a section of the article on De La Salle Brothers. Branches of the De La Salle Brothers admitted to these cases, and issued apologies publicly and to victims. The Northern Ireland Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry in its report on physical and sexual abuse at the De La Salle Boys' Home at Rubane House considered "the extent and frequency of the abuse was such that it was systemic" and that "the [La Salle] Order's failings to properly investigate allegations of sexual abuse and to properly report them to relevant authorities and its failure to take proper steps to protect children from further sexual abuse" amounted to "a systemic failure to take appropriate steps to ensure the investigation and prosecution of criminal offences involving abuse".[12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "RELEM – 4th Formation Session for Directors of Lasallian Educational Centres at the Mother House in Rome". 2015. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Who are we". Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools – La Salle. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Retreat and Conference Center / property". Christian Brothers. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  4. ^ "About Us". Christian Brothers Center. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Thousands raped in Ireland's Christian Brothers schools". Belfast Telegraph. 20 May 2009. Retrieved 7 October 2016. Typical article referring simply to "Christian Brothers", described in the text as "Ireland's Roman Catholic-run institutions", i.e., not La Salle
  6. ^ "Christian Brothers". Vocations Ireland. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Congregation of Christian Brothers". US Library of Congress. Retrieved 7 October 2016. "Christian Brothers ... the title is sometimes confusing as it identifies two distinct communities"
  8. ^ "De La Salle: Institutions and Activities". Archived from the original on 1 June 2009.
  9. ^ "Lasallian Prayer". Saint Mary's College High School. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  10. ^ La Salle International Foundation Web site/
  11. ^ "Hundreds of priests shuffled worldwide, despite abuse allegations". USA Today. Associated Press. 20 June 2004.
  12. ^ a b c "Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry - Report". Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry. 20 January 2017. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  13. ^ Troy Record: Latham man says he was sexually abused by teacher, 23 September 2014
  14. ^ a b c d e f Web site of the Collège des Frères in Jerusalem and Beit Hanina, and Brother Schools in Bethlehem, Haifa, Jaffa, and Nazareth
  15. ^ Web site of Collège des Frères (Jaffa)
  16. ^ Web site of Collège des Frères (Nazareth)
  17. ^
  18. ^ Salle Catalunya Archived 2008-01-12 at the Wayback Machine.
  19. ^ "In the Dominican and Lasallian Traditions". Christian Brothers School, New Orleans. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  20. ^ La Salle Middle School: About La Salle, last accessed 10/21/2016
  21. ^ St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "Catholic school looking to charter school option for survival," 11/20/2013, last accessed 10/21/2016
  22. ^ Mo. State Board of Ed., Charter School Application, La Salle Schools Inc., Oct. 2014, last accessed 10/21/2016
  23. ^ "Re-Imagine Their Tomorrow". St Gabriel's System. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  24. ^ "Roncalli High School". Roncalli High School. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  25. ^ Colegio La Salle Oaxaca, Mexico
  26. ^ Colegio Dominicano De La Salle, Santo Domingo
  27. ^ "BoysTown and De La Salle Brothers respond to 60 Minutes abuse allegations - Archdiocese of Brisbane". 16 September 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  28. ^ Web site of La Salle College, Swan Valley, Western Australia
  29. ^ a b "Broken Rites helped two female victims to gain an apology". Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  30. ^ Web site of James Sheahan Catholic High School, Orange, New South Wales