La Salle Academy is a Manhattan private school in the Catholic La Sallian tradition. It is an all boys school that got its start in 1848 by four De La Salle Christian brothers.
La Salle Academy exists to serve financially challenged boys and to provide a moral, spiritual, social, intellectual, emotional, and physical foundation. The high school curriculum begins with freshmen who study the following subjects:
- The Old Testament
- Global Studies
- Biology or Physical Science
- Physical Education
- Microsoft Office
- PSAT Prep
Sophomores study The New Testament and pick up where they left off as freshmen in English, math, Global Studies, and science. In addition, they study Spanish, art and music or computer graphics, and of course, physical education.
Juniors get a course in morality, get a second year of Spanish, continue on with English, math, and science, pick up American history, and round off the curriculum with computer studies or studio art with a physical education kicker.
Seniors study Christian living, English or World Literature, calculus or advanced math, Global Issues or government and economics, and physical education. In addition, they can choose two electives from a menu of choices.
Athletics at La Salle Academy consists of baseball, basketball, bowling, handball, soccer, and track and field.
To apply for admissions to La Salle Academy, students should prepare to take the TACHS (Test for Admissions into Catholic High Schools) exam.