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Lasallian Education

What is a Lasallian Education

A Lasallian education is based on the teachings and vision of St. John Baptist De La Salle. For De La Salle, education meant development of the total person.

A School can be considered Lasallian:

  • when there is a profound respect for each student as a unique person,
  • when there is a spirit of community,
  • when the school offers quality education,
  • when it really merits the adjective Christian,
  • when it manifests solidarity with the poor and promotes the quest for justice and peace,
  • when its administrators and teachers have made their own the characteristics of Lasallian education,
  • when the school community is formed in reference to the story of John Baptist de La Salle.
  • In a Lasallian school, the Christian dimension permeates and shapes every aspect of school life: tone, atmosphere, spirit, signs, symbols, relationships, curriculum, requirements, policies, and regulations.
  • Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve: is the motto for a Lasallian education.
  • A Lasallian Education proposes – but in no way imposes – Jesus Christ. At a Lasallian school, all students are treated with respect and care, whatever their religious beliefs.
  • To accomplish the goal of a Lasallian education, De La Salle knew, requires dedicated teachers.

Statement of Beliefs

We believe:

  • that we bear witness to the person and the gospel of Jesus Christ as He is understood in the Roman Catholic tradition and seek to nurture in our students a lifelong relationship with God.
  • in the inherent dignity and worth of every person.
  • that as ambassadors of Jesus Christ we are called to minister to our students, helping them to discover their unique gifts and inspiring them to share those gifts with others.
  • that we teach our students to make sound choices and responsible decisions.
  • that we appropriately challenge our students to actualize their potential through our educational program.
  • that we provide a safe learning environment for our students to take educational risks.
  • that we empower our students to take positions of leadership in society.



Adapted from original material created by the Brothers of Christian Schools, District of San Francisco.www.delasalle.org Used with permission.

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