To touch the hearts of your students is the greatest miracle you can perform.
St. John Baptist de La Salle
Meditation 139.3 - Feast of St. Peter
The origination of De La Salle High School began more than three centuries ago with our Founder, Saint John Baptist de La Salle. Born into a wealthy and influential French family, de La Salle made the choice at a young age to pursue the priesthood instead of a legal career like his father. By the time he was fifteen, he had inherited a canonry at the Cathedral of Reims, and by twenty-seven, he was ordained.
It was at this time that a series of incidents put de La Salle on a path that he could never have anticipated - one that has him celebrated worldwide as an educational pioneer, the founder of an entire religious order, and a saint.
We hope you will explore these pages to learn more about our founder and how Lasallian teaching began, as well as the De La Salle Christian Brothers.