De La Salle Institute
De La Salle Institute is an independent Catholic secondary school rooted in the tradition of Christian Education begun by St. John Baptist de La Salle. Our mission has been, and is, to foster a desire for excellence in education. We give young people from a variety of ethnic and economic backgrounds the opportunity to fully develop their abilities so they may be active, contributing members of our complex, changing society.
De La Salle annually awards more than $4 million in academic scholarships and need-based financial aid. Nearly all of our current students receive some level of financial aid.
Our faculty consists of 80 teachers; 54 have master’s degrees, and one also has a doctorate.
CAMPUS AND FACILITIES:
De La Salle’s two campuses are completely wireless, and all students use tablet computers as primary resources for their courses. We have state-of-the-art athletic facilities, including a 52,000-square-foot competition gymnasium, a practice gym, training room with full-time trainer, and outdoor playing fields for baseball, football, and soccer. Our Institute Campus also has an aviation flight simulator.
We have 20,000 alumni spread through the world, and are proud to have educated five of Chicago’s mayors.
The British School is accredited by the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, the Council for International Schools, and the National Independent Private Schools Association. We recently received International Primary Curriculum Mastering Level accreditation.
EXTRA CURRICULAR PROGRAMS:
Offerings include more than 35 clubs and organizations, plus 15 sports for young men and 14 sports for young women.
UNIQUE STUDY OPTIONS/PROGRAMS:
De La Salle offers seven Advanced Placement classes. Students also can earn a full semester of college credit through St. Mary’s University of Minnesota’s Program for Advanced College Credit. All students participate in service opportunities and projects, including the opportunity to travel to Guatemala or Appalachia to serve the people of those areas. Research programs in biology and chemistry are available for students who choose to travel to Nicaragua with St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Ind. Aviation courses are offered through Lewis University.
De La Salle Institute offers an innovative, college preparatory learning experience. With our co-institutional educational system, students excel academically in single-gender classrooms while blending together as one cohesive student body for activities, pep rallies, sporting events, and Mass throughout the year. As a school of technology, we prepare students to keep up with the developments that await them as college students and members of the working world.
- Institute Campus for Young Men
3434 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616
Lourdes Hall Campus for Young Women 1040 W. 32nd Pl. Chicago, IL 60608
- 312.842.7355 Institute Campus
773.650.6800 Lourdes Hall Campus
- Total Enrollment:
- Student-To-Teacher Ratio:
- 13 to 1
- Average Class Size:
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- Managing Executives:
- Fr. Paul E. Novak, OSM, President
Jim Krygier, Principal of Institute Campus
Diane Brown, Principal of Lourdes Hall Campus
- Board of Directors
- Andrew Fitzmaurice, CEO Graeme Halder, CFO Deborah Eyre, Education Director Steve Brown, Managing Director North America