Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about DeLaSalle:
DeLaSalle is located at 1 DeLaSalle Drive, on historic Nicollet Island in the middle of the Mississippi River by downtown Minneapolis. The campus is a short distance from several major interstates and is served by multiple public transit bus and light rail routes.
DeLaSalle charges a reasonable tuition that is less expensive than almost all other Catholic or independent college preparatory high schools. The cost of tuition is much less than the actual cost of educating each DeLaSalle student due to annual support from alumni and friends of the school. Slightly more than half of our families pay less than the full tuition with financial assistance provided by the school.
Christian Service is an opportunity for students to practice and share faith beliefs and values in their varied communities. By volunteering at local service agencies, students gain insights and understanding of the economic, physical, and spiritual needs of community members. It is hoped that students will develop a lifelong desire to meet these needs and continue to work for solutions to unjust situations.
Each student receives an iPad during a school orientation session in August that he or she can use throughout the school year. The iPad is pre-loaded with educational apps that students may use in their classes; as needed, additional apps are “pushed out” to the device throughout the year using mobile device management software. Students may bring the iPad home with them and can use the device to write notes for class, complete coursework, read course texts and other materials, and perform online assessments.
DeLaSalle offers activity transportation from the school to and from off-campus games and practices. Activity buses and vans pick up student athletes at DeLaSalle and return them to the school following the event. The school does not currently offer late bus route service to stop locations after practices, games, or club meetings.
Families may find the admission timeline here and are encouraged to begin their exploration of DeLaSalle at the first Open House on Monday, October 29, from 7:00-9:00 pm. All prospective ninth graders will need to complete an application for admission (application, transcripts, entrance exam, and recommendations) by February 15, 2019. The entrance exam is offered on January 19, 2019.
DeLaSalle offers multiple honors and Advanced Placement classes in nearly all subject areas. Students enrolled in AP courses are required to take the AP exam in that subject area in May. Students who do well on AP exams can earn credit and/or placement into advanced courses in college.
You can support the mission of DeLaSalle in mulitple ways. Your financial contribution sustains our work educating young men and women in the Lasallian tradition. Volunteers are welcome to serve during Alumni Weekend, the Christian Brothers’ Gala, and during various school events. Alumni may get involved by helping plan class reunions, serving on the Alumni Association, and connecting other alumni to DeLaSalle.
DeLaSalle uses SchoolMessenger to communicate electronically with parents about school closings and other timely notifications. Messages can be sent using voice, text, and email technology from the information DeLaSalle has on file. If parents miss a telephone call sent using SchoolMessenger, they may retrieve it by calling 1-855-955-8500 from the number they have on file with the school. Emergency alerts may also be communicated via the school website.