school logo

DeLaSalle revealed a new logo in October 2020 as part of a brand revitalization led by students in cooperation with renowned graphic designer and DeLaSalle Hall of Famer Joe Duffy ‘67. The logo, inspired by student sketches and developed collaboratively through virtual conferences amid the pandemic, replaces one the school had used since the early 1990s. The logo is one element of the brand revitalization, which also includes an updated website, brand language, and other brand applications. You will likely see the former logo over time as the school phases in the new logo on school uniforms and athletic apparel, physical signage, and other uses.

Learn more about the logo and brand revitalization here.

DeLaSalle Logo

In the fall of 1900, the Brothers of the Christian Schools accepted the invitation from then Archbishop John Ireland to open a Catholic school in the heart of Minneapolis. The Archbishop had an affinity for the Brothers and their reputation for providing a practical and robust education to the many European immigrant families settling in Minneapolis. A site was chosen on Nicollet Island, a true island surrounded by the Mississippi River.
The four facets of the DeLaSalle High School logo represent the school community’s beginning and continuing Catholic and Lasallian (Christian Brothers) heritage. The school colors were originally purple and gold. During the 1960’s the colors transitioned to black and gold. This design was created by DeLaSalle art students with guidance from Joe Duffy, a professional artist and DeLaSalle graduate.

image cross of logoThe cross is the most central and sacred symbol of Christianity declaring the redemptive power of Jesus Christ who died on a cross, rose from the dead, and promises eternal life with God. Lasallian schools seek to educate each student in faith, service, and community to succeed in this world as the path toward heavenly salvation.
image star of logoFrom its very first school day, DeLaSalle has been served by the leadership of the Christian Brothers. At the center of the seal of the Christian Brothers is a five-pointed Signum Fidei (Sign of Faith) star. The star is an official symbol used and recognized by Lasallians around the world. It has its origins in the Star of Bethlehem which led the Magi, the wise men, to the birth of Christ. The star is a sign of faith that has led countless Christian Brothers and members of the Lasallian Family to advance the Lasallian mission for over 300 years.
image water and skyline of logoDeLaSalle is located near the northeast edge of downtown Minneapolis on historic Nicollet Island surrounded by the waters of the Mississippi River. The majestic Hennepin Avenue bridge, named for Father Louis Hennepin, provides access to campus and the island’s scenic walking and biking paths.
image D of logo“Go Big DE!” is one of the most-often heard cheers at pep fests and school competitions. DeLaSalle High School is the namesake of the founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, Saint John Baptist de La Salle.

DeLaSalle School Song

DeLaSalle – come on let’s go!_DSC0367
We will fight right through the foe
Shouting our battle cry, ready to do or die
Side-by-side, along we go

We will win the victory
And we will fight, fight, fight straight through
We’ll lead you on with cheers of loyalty
So march on for De!
D-E-L-A-S-A-L-L-E, DeLaSalle! DeLaSalle!

Yaaaay Islanders!