“Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.”
“St. John Baptist de La Salle, pray for us.”
“Live Jesus in Our Hearts, forever!”
There’s nothing quite like hearing an auditorium of 700+ students and 60+ faculty and staff pray these words together, but even more so at the start of every class period, every school day. Whether it’s your first day at De, or at graduation, these words become part of your De La Salle Experience, grounding you in the Lasallian tradition that connects us to the world.
To the world? Yes. When Meteors become members of the De La Salle community, they’re also welcomed into an expansive world-wide network and community of faith that extends much farther than our campus on 35th and Michigan. Since 1680, the Christian Brothers have been carrying the torch of de La Salle’s mission, resulting in thousands of Lasallian schools in over 80 countries. De La Salle Institute in Chicago is one of them.
We teach based on the vision and spirituality of St. John Baptist de La Salle.
A Lasallian education goes beyond academic excellence. Our teachers, led by the values that De La Salle taught his own teachers, strive to touch the heart of every child, through:
- academic excellence
- individualized attention
- faith formation
- respect for the individual
- social justice
Teaching that is centered around Catholic values and personal relationships attains transformative experiences that enrich each student’s cultural, intellectual, physical, social and spiritual development. When the whole student is honored, additional benefits of a LaSallian education – innovations in teaching, technology, and scholarship – are enhanced and become foundational groundwork of a student’s prosperous future.