De La Salle Insttitute
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. Founded in 1889, its mission has been, and is, to foster a desire for excellence in education. Young people from a variety of ethnic and economic backgrounds are given the opportunity to fully develop their abilities so they may be active, contributing members of our complex, changing society.
Unique Study Options/Programs
De La Salle’s co-institutional environment provides a single-gender education that leads to academic success. By offering three levels of academic programming, we are able to craft individualized educational programs so that students may reach their fullest potential. Advanced Placement and Program for Advanced College Credit (PACC) courses are available so that students may earn a semester’s worth of college credit.
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 assistance.
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. Our Institute Campus also has an aviation flight simulator.
Our faculty consists of 80 teachers; 55 have master’s degrees, and one also has a doctorate.
We have over 20,000 alumni and have educated five of Chicago’s mayors.
We have been accredited since 1923. During the 2011-12 school year, we were re-accredited by AdvancEd, a global leader in advancing excellence in education.
Our school provides over 35 clubs and activities – including aviation and underwater robotics clubs – and 27 sports to meet the interests of our students.
As a Catholic high school with deep roots in the Lasallian tradition of faith, service and community, De La Salle’s spiritual component is especially strong. Students are offered a multitude of opportunities to explore, grow and share their faith academically and through participation in the Eucharist, retreats and service opportunities. A college preparatory education, 21st century technology, Christian values, and our Lasallian tradition provide students an outstanding education that lasts a lifetime.
- 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
- Institute Campus 312-842-7355
Lourdes Hall Campus 773-650-6800
- Total Enrollment:
- Student-To-Teacher Ratio:
- 13 to 1
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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