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We help young adults Explore Their Passions and Find Their Purpose

As the largest, diverse, co-educational Catholic high school in Pasadena, we are inspired by our Lasallian heritage. This heritage draws from the Christian Brothers whose reputation for excellence in education extends over 300 years.

Academics

We Redefine Learning

We encourage our students to explore and innovate not only in the classroom, but outside of it, so that our next generation of lifelong learners leave a lasting, positive impact on their communities and the world around them.

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We are proud to offer 24 AP Courses:

AP 2D Art & Design
AP 3D Art & Design
AP Biology
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Chemistry
AP Chinese Language & Culture
AP Computer Science: A
AP Computer Science Principles
AP Drawing
AP European History
AP French Language and Culture

AP Government & Politics
AP Human Geography
AP Language & Composition
AP Literature & Composition
AP Macroeconomics
AP Microeconomics
AP Physics: Electricity & Magnetism
AP Physics: Mechanics
AP Spanish Language & Culture
AP Spanish Literature & Culture
AP Statistics
AP United States History

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Students are challenged with our Honor courses below:

Algebra II Honors
Biology Honors
Chemistry Honors
English I Honors
English II Honors
English III Honors

English IV Honors
Geometry Honors
Physics Honors
Precalculus Honors
Spanish II Honors
Spanish III Honors

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Our project-based learning encourages students to explore and challenge the processes that are typically associated with classroom learning. Students learn by doing and participating in projects that prepare them for the career opportunities of tomorrow. Whether creating games, building circuits, designing bridges, or flying drones, students participate in a multi-disciplinary curriculum of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.

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We encourage and empower students to engage in creative thinking and problem solving that shapes lifelong thinking and learning no matter the application. We offer a unique, four year arts program, encouraging students to study a chosen artistic field. Students have the opportunity to enroll in one of six artistic disciplines:

Choir
Dance
Film & Television Production

Instrumental Music
Studio Art
Theatre

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Our students practice laboratory skills in our biological specimen lab, conduct research to better understand cancerous cells in our Cancer Center Lab, are able to utilize are newly acquired SIMx VR Medical Simulation for skills training, and in collaboration with our STEAM Design Lab, use 3D Printing and Design resources and use our Creaform HandyScan 3D Laser Scanner to create one-of-a-kind prosthetics for pediatric patients in our new Prosthetics Center.

Clubs & Co-Curricular Activities

Over 50 Dynamic Clubs and Competition Teams

With so many to choose from, La Salle is uniquely positioned to help our students get involved with their passion, cause, or hobby. Students are encouraged not only to participate in clubs, but are provided with the support and mentorship needed to become leaders and create new student-run organizations.

Examples of Clubs, Competition Teams, and Honor and Service Societies include:

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Clubs

• Coding Club
• Improv Club
• Business Club
• Key Club
• Lancer Auto Club
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Competition Teams

• Academic Decathlon
• Speech & Debate
• Mock Trial
• VEX Robotics
• World Scholar's Cup
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Honor and Service Societies

• National Honor Society
• Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica
• Science National Honor Society
• National Arts
• National Dance Honor Society
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Our Lasallian Core Principles

The Core of Who We Are

Our Five Core Principles drive all of our decisions, actions, and work at La Salle College Preparatory. From academics and counseling to arts and athletics, these Lasallian principles guide our students, faculty, and staff everyday. In following each, we carry out our mission in the name of our founder, St. John Baptist de La Salle.

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Inclusive Community

Inclusive Community

INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY

We celebrate our inclusive, co-educational and diverse community because it prepares our students for an increasingly global culture and economic landscape.

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Quality Education

Quality Education

QUALITY EDUCATION

Our rigorous academic program challenges our students in the classroom and our broad offering of co-curricular programs empower and enable our students to discover their path to excellence.

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Respect for All Persons

Respect for
All Persons

RESPECT FOR ALL PERSONS

Our diverse student-body fosters acceptance of all persons and enables spaces in which differing and opposing points of view can be shared and heard. We do not tolerate prejudice, bigotry or discrimination because it has no place in the world.

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Concern for the Poor and Social Justice

Concern for the Poor
and Social Justice

CONCERN FOR THE POOR AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

We place a strong emphasis on service through classes and opportunities to serve in our community and around the world. We do this to instill in our students a sense of responsibility; that their impact in addressing social challenges is needed and can be felt beyond our walls.

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Faith in the Presence of God

Faith in the
Presence of God

FAITH IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD

We are proud of the service, love and care that our Catholic faith and heritage unlock in our community. We educate our students about the importance of faiths around the world and how faith is central to shaping values.

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Student Support Services

We Care for the Whole Student

Our comprehensive counseling services include college and career counseling, as well as social-emotional counseling. Along with counseling services, we are proud to offer a 4-year mentor program in addition to robust academic support, ensuring our students are supported throughout their entire journey at La Salle.

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College Counseling

Our College Counseling Center helps students effectively plan and negotiate the complicated academic, social, and emotional landscape of higher education, guiding students to the Colleges and Universities where they can thrive.

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Mentorship

Our dedicated faculty and staff provide student mentorship small groups that help stimulate growth and development inside and outside the classroom to ensure our students receive the attention and opportunities that drive success.

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Academic Support

Operating like office hours at the collegiate level, this designated time at the end of the school day allows for students to ask their teachers questions, make up any quizzes or tests they may have missed, and seek additional support to help them achieve academic success.

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Social-Emotional Well-being

We care about our students as a whole. We know every child entrusted to our care is different, and our approach to counseling celebrates the individual gifts, talents, and needs of each student. Our wrap-around services focused on student-well wellness ensure each student receives the care and support they need to thrive.

Athletics

Exceptional Athletics & Exemplary Academics

With dozens of championship-caliber athletic teams, our student-athletes develop their talents and learn skills like cooperation, dedication, leadership, and performance under pressure. Our year round calendar of sports offers our athletes of all levels the opportunity to play, grow, and excel.

  • Our student-athletes maintain a 3.5 GPA on average

  • 60% of our students participate in Athletics

  • We are proud to offer 182 Varsity League Championships, 23 CIF Championships, and 19 CIF Runner-up Finishes.

  • Most recently, our girls varsity basketball team secured the 2022 CIF Southern Section and Southern Region Division III Championship titles.

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Student Life and Ministry

Shaping Culture with Service and Faith

Our Student Life and Ministry teams work collaboratively with other departments in the holistic development and formation of each student and their passions as we seek to instill in our students a sense of responsibility for others. Our students are provided with opportunities to grow in faith, participate in service experiences, and take an active role in the community life of our school. This is done by nurturing the talents of each student through leadership roles in areas such as student life officers, class commissioners and representatives, club officers, retreat leaders, rally planners, liturgical ministers, and much more.

  • Service and service-learning is part of our curriculum in many subject areas and we have school wide service opportunities.

  • A graduating senior will have participated in over 75 hours of service; unlike other schools, a minimum number of hours is NOT required to graduate.

  • School-wide service opportunities: Riley's Race 4 Change, Catholic Schools' Week of Service, and more.

  • We gather together in community at least once a month for liturgies and prayer services throughout the school year.

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Financial Aid and Scholarship

We Recognize Private School Education is a Significant Investment

We are proud to offer both need-based and merit-based financial aid and scholarship opportunities at La Salle. Our Financial Aid Committee reviews all financial aid applications thoroughly and provides awards based on needs. Admission decisions and financial aid awards are kept separate, and requesting financial aid in no way jeopardizes your child's opportunity for admission.

In addition to our need-based and merit-based awards, we are proud to offer our San Miguel scholarship program which offers 4 years of a lasallian education to those who demonstrate high need and scholastic promise.

$3 million
awarded in financial aid and scholarships last year alone.
35%
of our students receive some form of financial aid.
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Testimonials

Read what current students, parents, and alumni have to say about us here at
La Salle College Preparatory.

“I was truly inspired by my teachers, who both challenged me and supported me, especially as I found my passion in science and technology. La Salle shaped me into the person I am today and prepared me for my future in every way possible.”
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Manny Soriano

Alumni, Class of 2012

“My time at La Salle has been so fulfilling and really busy! I’m involved in many clubs, our Student Life Leadership Team, National Honor Society, and our school drama productions. I also enjoy the fact that service and giving back is who we are and it’s something that I’ll carry with me far beyond my time at La Salle.”
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Amy Lewczuk

Student, Class of 2023

“Being at La Salle means you belong to a family of caring individuals that support your child’s development. Our children have had amazing experiences here and they were shaped into wonderful human beings that care about the world and those around them. They were challenged and we could not have made a better decision in choosing to join this special community.”
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Maria and Jose Alvarez ‘83

Parents of Josefina ‘20 and John ‘22

“What I love most about attending La Salle are the amount of opportunities that we offer. I feel comfortable trying anything that I'm interested in and just going out of my comfort zone because I know that I'll be welcome here.”
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Noelle Chua

Student, Class of 2023

“La Salle is the best choice. They (the students) will be challenged, they will be supported, they will be nurtured, they will be invested in. Everybody on campus will believe in them. Everybody will want to see them succeed.”
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Kjersti Holyfield

Alumnus ’04 and Faculty, Vice Principal of Curriculum

“People come from all walks of life. And one of the biggest lessons I've learned from La Salle was how to embrace diversity, how to work with people from different backgrounds and strengths, and really kind of collaborate together and deliver on a common goal.”
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Roque Valiente

Alumni, Class of 2011

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