De La Salle High School (New Orleans)

De La Salle High School is a private, Catholic secondary school run by the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools in New Orleans, Louisiana. The school's campus is located at the picturesque St. Charles Avenue in uptown New Orleans, near the Audubon/University District. It was founded by the De La Salle Brothers in 1949. De La Salle High School offers grades 8 through 12. The school is affiliated with the Lasallian mission, and functions within the school system of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans.

De La Salle High School


United States
Coordinates29°55′39″N 90°6′45″W / 29.92750°N 90.11250°W / 29.92750; -90.11250Coordinates: 29°55′39″N 90°6′45″W / 29.92750°N 90.11250°W / 29.92750; -90.11250
TypePrivate, Catholic, Coeducational secondary education institution
Signum Fidei
Sign of Faith
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
(De La Salle Brothers)
Patron saint(s)Saint John Baptist de La Salle
School districtArchdiocese of New Orleans
CEEB code192020
PresidentPaul Kelly
PrincipalPerry Srygley Rogers [1]
ChaplainFr. Michael Schneller
Classes offeredDay
Color(s) Maroon  and  White 
Athletics17 sports teams:
  • 10 boys' teams
  • 7 girls' teams
Athletics conferenceLHSAA
Team nameCavaliers
AccreditationSouthern Association of Colleges and Schools[2]
YearbookMaroon Legend

Lasallian heritageEdit

De La Salle High School is named after St. Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, the founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, (the "French Christian Brothers").[3] De La Salle High School is a Lasallian education institution.

Brief history of De La Salle High SchoolEdit

De La Salle High School opened in September 1949 with a freshman class of 74 boys. The founding faculty/staff of the school included four De La Salle Christian Brothers: Brother Ernest Cocagne (De La Salle's first principal), Brother August Faure, Brother John Devine, and Brother Francis Vesel. Classes were initially held in a large old home (which also served as the residence for the De La Salle Brothers) on Pitt Street, but, in 1951, De La Salle High School moved to the present building on St. Charles Avenue.

A number of additions to the school's physical plant have been made over the years. These additions have included a wing of eight classrooms on Leontine Street (1957), a gymnasium (1961), a student chapel (1961), the Brother Arsenius Center (1980), the Buck Seeber Health and Fitness Center (2003), the Life Sciences Center (2008), and the Shane and Holley Guidry Baseball and Softball Complex (2009).

De La Salle High School, which was initially an all-boys school, became coeducational in 1992.

An interesting point regarding the school's history is that De La Salle High School was the first high school to open in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. The school opened its doors to high school students from schools all across the city and surrounding areas.


De La Salle High School athletic programs compete as a member of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA).

De La Salle has 17 sports teams: 10 boys' teams and 7 girls' teams.

Athletic facilitiesEdit

De La Salle High School built the Shane and Holley Guidry Batting facility for baseball and softball. The facility has two batting cages with two pitching simulators. The complex also has an area for golf and tennis.

In popular cultureEdit

On the TV show American Horror Story: Coven, a hairdresser for Marie Laveau states that her son had his first day at De La Salle.

Notable alumniEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "De La Salle School names new leadership". Retrieved 2019-03-21.
  2. ^ "Academics". Retrieved 2015-03-20.
  3. ^ "De La Salle North opens new campus". Retrieved 2022-06-14.
  4. ^ Blanton, Al (April 6, 2015). "A (Birmingham) Southern Gentleman". 78 Magazine. Retrieved April 16, 2020.

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