Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply to De La Salle Academy? And what is the application process?
You can start by visiting the How to Apply section of the website where you can apply online or download and print paper application forms (in PDF format).
The application process consists of 3 parts:
Part 1: Admissions Test (open to all) takes place in November/December
Part 2: Simulated School Day (by invitation only) takes place in January
Part 3: Personal Interview (by invitation only) takes place in February
Final decisions are mailed to families in March.
Is there an Open House that parents can attend?
Fall 2020 dates TBD
Is there an information session that parents can attend?
Yes. There is an information session for parents on each of the admissions testing days. While the students are taking the test, De La Salle faculty, alumni, current parents, and current students will talk about the school and will be available to answer any questions you may have.
In what grades do you accept students?
De La Salle Academy accepts students entering the 6th and 7th grades.
What are the criteria for admissions?
When selecting new students to join our community, we look at several areas: the student report card, academic recommendations, admissions test scores, simulated school day, and the personal interview. It is important to us that we admit students who will be able to have a successful academic career as well as fully participate in the school community.
I live outside of New York City. Can my child still apply to De La Salle?
Yes. Anyone can apply to take the test as long as he/she is available to complete the entire application process in person (admissions test, simulated school day, and personal interview).
Does the school provide bus service for its students?
No. De La Salle does not provide a bus transportation service for its students. However, we do provide students with student MetroCards based on how far they live from the school. The majority of our students travel from all over New York City via public transportation.
I want my child to take the admissions test. Do I need to pre-register?
No. Pre-registration is not required nor is it available. The testing days are open to all entering 6th and 7th grade students. All you have to do is show up and bring your completed application.
Do I have to provide photo I.D. when I bring my child to take the test?
No. Photo I.D. is not required. The only forms required are the completed application forms.
Are there any application fees?
No. There are no fees to apply to De La Salle Academy. The student only has to show up for the test with his/her completed application form.
Is financial aid available for the tuition?
Yes. De La Salle has a need-blind admissions policy, which means a family’s financial status is not considered when deciding admissions. Tuition is determined after acceptance, based on a family’s ability to pay. 100% of our families receive financial aid.
In what high schools do De La Salle graduates traditionally enroll?
The goal of De La Salle’s HS Placement Program is to ensure that every graduate is admitted to a private day, boarding, parochial, or specialized public high school that is best suited for him or her. A year-long placement program prepares students and parents for the high school admissions process and ensures each student is placed in the best possible environment that continues to challenge and nurture them inside and outside the classroom, provides opportunities to grow intellectually, socially, and spiritually, and to give back as full community participants. Click here to learn more.
How can I get more information about admissions?
If after reading through the Admissions pages, you still have questions, we encourage you to call the school office at 212-316-5840 or email email@example.com.