We were founded in 1965 as a Catholic boys' high school in the Lasallian tradition of the Christian Brothers. We come from a much longer and richer tradition, however. Our roots extend more than 300 years to 17th century France and our Founder Saint John Baptist de La Salle who had a very simple vision of education: that the graduates of his Christian schools would be mature, responsible members of society and the Church.
As a Lasallian school, we have an obligation to make a difference in each student's life so that when they leave us they will serve others graciously and lovingly. We cooperate with one another in a spirit of trust and care; our education is practical, accessible to all, and comprehensive. We are committed to the poor. We work together— Brothers, Faculty, Staff and Students.
Bishop John S. Cummins Scholarship Program
All Lasallian schools on the West Coast are responding to a mandate from the De La Salle Institute, their parent organization, that at least 5 percent of their student bodies be from families whose income does not exceed 185 percent of the federal poverty level. (This is the same income level that would qualify a student for the Federal Reduced Lunch Program. As of 2011, this would mean a family of four making $41,348 or less.) To serve such families, De La Salle High School has established the Bishop John S. Cummins Scholarship Program, a comprehensive effort to ensure that students with severely limited financial means can experience the educational excellence offered at De La Salle.
Students Served: 49
Grade Point Average: 3.04 Semester 1
Co-Curricular Participation: 69.39 percent
100 percent of Bishop Cummins Scholars go onto college (2 or 4 year) - Past 3 school years go on to college
The Bishop Cummins Program addresses the inequities in our society that often prevent low-income students from fully participating and excelling in high school. De La Salle is committed to providing the financial resources necessary to all those who qualify for admission through this program. In addition to the possibility of full tuition assistance, additional financial support is available, to ensure that students and their families can engage in all of the curricular and co-curricular opportunities De La Salle has to offer.