DeLaSalle gives our students another, and sometimes last, opportunity to complete their high school education. Students find success at DeLaSalle because we focus on, and believe in, them. In and out of the classroom, we guide young men and women toward self-sufficiency and self-reliance, helping them define their goals and achieve their dreams.
Thousand children Impacted
Since our incorporation in 1971, DeLaSalle has served more than 14,000 students who would face an uncertain future without competent reading, math, and employment skills.
Years Serving communities
Our school first opened in the former residence of the Christian Brothers at 16th and Paseo with 15 students, loans and community support to pay the bills, and a strong belief that a solid education was the key to leaving behind a life of aimlessness and poverty.
aLTERNATIVE SCHOOL PROGRAMS ESTABLISHED
DeLaSalle has received national recognition from the U. S. Department of Education and has assisted in the establishment of more than 70 alternative school programs throughout the country, including local programs at Alta Vista Education Center, Don Bosco Education Center, and Seton Education Center.
SUCCESS, ONE STUDENT AT A TIME
DeLaSalle's unique combination of small class sizes, wrap-around support services and workforce development programs give our students the tools they need to succeed and graduate.
Every student at DeLaSalle receives a unique learning plan to help develop his or her literacy, writing, and career skills through individualized and small group instruction.
Career & College Readiness
We prepare our students for success after graduating through our certified ProStart® Culinary Arts program, Computer Applications courses and Senior Seminar, our college & career readiness course.
We support the whole student offering comprehensive support services to help our students cope with academic, emotional and social challenges.
Required of all new students, Discovery helps students develop age-appropriate life skills, build substance abuse prevention awareness, and develop strong communication skills. Students focus on team building, anger management, assertiveness training, problem solving, conflict resolution and vocational exploration/educational assessment.
Dakota Crater chose DeLaSalle to help him develop his roadmap to a career in the U.S. Armed Services. Upon graduation in May 2017, he received a $80,000 four-year military scholarship to the college of his choice
Volunteers come to DeLaSalle to change the lives of our students—only to find that along the way our students have changed their lives too. You can make an impact on DeLaSalle students by working directly with students and teachers through tutoring and mentoring, you can help with special fundraising events, or provide support for any of our special programs and activities
cAREER & COLLEGE eXPLORATION
DeLaSalle is committed to preparing our students for the next step after graduation. Some of our graduates head to college while some join the workforce. Whichever direction they choose to go in, DeLaSalle will help them explore their options.
EXPERIENTIAL AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
DeLaSalle has several experiential and/or after school programs that require special skills and experience. A member of the development team can tell you more about these programs and discuss if any of them would be a good fit for you or your company
Make a Donation
We want to keep our school open, tuition-free, and relevant to the needs of our students. While it costs more than $20,000 per student per year, DeLaSalle only receives about half of this cost through the state of Missouri and contracts with area school districts. The other 50 percent of the funding comes from donors like you.