We’ve written about De LaSalle Academy before. Founded in 1984, the unique nature of the school is that it provides educational services to academically talented students who are underprivileged economically. The school’s headmaster, Brother Brian Carty, is as much a pastor as a friend and principal teacher.
Brother Carty is a man who believes in rules:
- No gossip
- No make up or lip gloss
- And no dating
The students are there to learn and they know it. He makes it clear.
But another thing that Brother Carty makes clear is that he has an undying commitment to the students and their families. He makes it a point to remember everything about them. Even after they graduate he helps them get into college – four years later.
If you are looking for a school that doesn’t just talk about excellence, but practices it, then De LaSalle Academy is your kind of school.
The New York Times recently wrote an article on the school that is a must read for any parent considering De LaSalle.
De LaSalle focuses on students up to the eighth grade. While the school is nonsectarian and independent, Brother Carty encourages all students to live a life of faith and he encourages parents to raise their children up in their faith and teach them the rudiments of their faith. His philosophy of education is decidedly old-fashioned and includes discussions of God and students are expected to revere God in all areas of their lives.
De LaSalle Academy is a different kind of school. And that’s what makes it such a great place to be for academically gifted students.