What is a Lasallian Education
A Lasallian education is based on the teachings and vision of St. John Baptist de La Salle . For De La Salle, education meant development of the total person.
A school can be said to be Lasallian:
when there is a profound respect for each student as a unique person,
when there is a spirit of community,
when the school offers quality education,
when it really merits the adjective Christian,
when it manifests solidarity with the poor and promotes the quest for justice and peace,
when its administrators and teachers have made their own the characteristics of Lasallian education,
when the school community is formed in reference to the story of John Baptist de La Salle.
In a Lasallian school, the Christian dimension permeates and shapes every aspect of school life: tone, atmosphere, spirit, signs, symbols, relationships, curriculum, requirements, policies, and regulations.
Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve: is the motto for a Lasallian education.
A Lasallian Education proposes – but in no way imposes – Jesus Christ. At a Lasallian school, all students are treated with respect and care, whatever their religious beliefs.
To accomplish the goal of a Lasallian education, De La Salle knew, requires dedicated teachers.
Adapted from original material created by the Brothers of Christian Schools, District of San Francisco.www.delasalle.org Used with permission.