Lasallian education enriches the whole person through teaching, technology and the development of the student’s cultural, intellectual, physical, social and spiritual well-being. Lasallian education centers on Catholic values and personal relationships, emphasizing academic excellence, faith formation, inclusion, respect for the individual, service and social justice.
Lasallian education is rooted in the mission of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, patron saint of teachers, who founded the De La Salle Christian Brothers (Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools) more than 300 years ago. De La Salle transformed education by forming a community of educators with whom he developed a spirituality of teaching and learning, to give a human and Christian education to young people, especially the poor. Today, the De La Salle Christian Brothers and their Partners continue to respond to students through advancements in teaching, technology and scholarship. In Lasallian communities, educators touch hearts, stimulate minds and cultivate leadership to prepare students for life, work, and service to society and the Church.
In the United States and Canada, the De La Salle Christian Brothers and their Partners serve more than 99,400 young people in six colleges and universities, 66 elementary, middle and secondary schools, 11 educational centers, and eight youth and family services program. The mission touches the hearts of more than one million young people in 1,000 ministries in 77 countries.
Lasallian Education — Transforming Lives Since 1680
Qualities of Lasallian Education
• Teaching based on the vision and spirituality of Saint John Baptist de La Salle
• Living the Institute’s mission for more than three centuries
• Centering on Catholic values and personal relationships
• Leading with De La Salle Christian Brothers and Lasallian Partners
• Advancing innovations in teaching, technology and scholarship