|La Salle College High School|
8605 Cheltenham Avenue
|Former names||Select School|
Christian Brothers Academy
|Type||Private, Catholic, All-boys college-preparatory educational institution|
|Motto|| Latin: Virtus et Scientia|
(Character and Knowledge)
|Religious affiliation(s)||Catholic Church|
|Denomination||De La Salle Brothers|
|Patron saint(s)||John Baptist de La Salle|
|Founder||Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools|
|NCES School ID||01186933|
|President||James L. Butler|
|Faculty||100.9 (on an FTE basis)|
|• Grade 9||277|
|• Grade 10||261|
|• Grade 11||263|
|• Grade 12||263|
|Student to teacher ratio||10.5:1|
|Campus size||84 acres (34 ha)|
|Color(s)||Blue & Gold|
|Slogan||Enter to Learn. Leave to Serve.|
|Athletics conference|| Philadelphia Catholic League |
|Accreditation||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
|National ranking||Best Catholic High Schools in the US No. 123 of 1,144|
|Publication||Gazebo (literary magazine)|
|Yearbook||Blue and Gold|
|Feeder schools||La Salle University|
La Salle College High School is a Catholic, college preparatory school for boys located in Wyndmoor, a community in Springfield Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States, outside Philadelphia within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The school is staffed by a lay faculty and the Christian Brothers. Its sports teams compete in the Philadelphia Catholic League and now also participate in the PIAA.
La Salle was founded in 1858 as St. Michael's School at Second and Jefferson Streets. It then became the Christian Brothers Academy. In 1863 it became the preparatory school to La Salle College (now La Salle University). The prep school and college shared the same campus up until the 1960s. In 1982 they formally became two separate institutions.
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