The retreat program at DeLaSalle High School, facilitated by the Lasallian Ministry department, is an integral component of the student’s complete educational experience. Each year DeLaSalle commits one full day per class for a required day long gathering. Retreats are intended to build class unity, deepen connections with classmates, and focus on a particular theme.
The 9th grade retreat, led by Youth Frontiers, Inc., focuses on the value of respect.
The 10th graders dedicate their retreat to building community and serving others. Students spend the afternoon packing meals at Feed My Starving Children.
Eleventh grade students reflect on the themes of servant leadership, responsibility, and spirituality in a diverse world during their retreat.
The 12th grade Wisdom Retreat, led by Youth Frontiers, Inc., is a reflective day for students to gain healthy closure on their high school years.
Retreats are typically held off campus and DeLaSalle provides transportation to and from the retreat location. With few exceptions, students are required to wear their school uniform, leave their belongings at home or school, and pack a bag lunch. Students who miss a retreat must make it up through the guidance of the Lasallian Ministry office.
Retreat Team Leaders
Trained groups of 12th grade students lead retreats for 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students. Interested 12th grade students may apply in the spring before their senior year to participate as a retreat team leader. Retreat team leaders are selected based on grades and attendance at DeLaSalle as well as their character and ability to serve as a positive role model for younger students.