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De La Salle offers students a diverse and challenging curriculum designed to provide a thorough education rooted in the traditions of the Catholic faith.

Courses are designed to teach advanced reading, writing and critical thinking skills, and combined with creative and performing arts classes, enable students to achieve their educational goals. Graduates will be fully equipped to deal with the rigors of even the most selective universities.

Focus on Learning

Our academic requirements are designed to meet or exceed the admissions requirements of public and private university systems nation-wide, including the University of California. In order to achieve this goal, we place a strong emphasis on both liberal arts and math/science courses. Naturally, we offer a broad range of electives in many different areas.

Dedicated to Excellence

We have a dedicated and highly skilled faculty who love to teach. All of our faculty and staff are trained in the ideals of our Founder, Saint John Baptist de La Salle, and are committed to teaching and mentoring the boys in our care. In fact, many of our faculty members are De La Salle alumni who have returned ‘home’ to pass on their knowledge to a new generation of Spartans. We are all proud to be a part of the Brotherhood that has served us so well for more than fifty years.

AP and Honors Classes

Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors classes are available in grades 9 through 12 and include these academic disciplines: English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, and World Languages. Advanced Placement courses include:

  • Calculus AB & BC
  • Statistics
  • Biology
  • Physics 1
  • Physics C
  • AP Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • French
  • U.S. History
  • Government
  • Psychology
  • Studio Art

Academic News

Six AP Biology Students Advance to State Finals
Shannon Danser

The tradition continues. For the past 18 years, DLS sophomores have advanced to the CA State Science & Engineering Fair competition. With projects in Behavioral Science, Biology, Engineering, Environmental Science, and Computer Science, these students demonstrated their academic excellence at the county competition. Well done!

DLS + CHS Concert Choir Win Gold
Shannon Danser

This past weekend, the DLS Men of Faith and the DLS/CHS Concert Choir traveled to Anaheim for a busy and exciting weekend during the #HeritageMusicFestival. The Men of Faith received silver, and the joint choir received Gold - plus an invitation to the national Festival of Gold competition

De La Salle Tutorial Program List

Students at De La Salle have an opportunity to get help in every subject area from teachers from every department. Click HERE to see the list (in PDF).


More Information

Contact

Dr. Heather Alumbaugh
Vice-President for Academic Life
alumbaughh@dlshs.org
(925) 288-8139

Mary Ann Mattos
Director of Academic Services
mattosm@dlshs.org
(925) 288-8101