“The purpose of this Institute is to provide a human and Christian education to the young, especially the poor, according to the ministry which the Church has entrusted to it.” (The RULE of the Brothers of the Christian Schools)

DLS-Icon-AC-noBGThe Lasallian mission is most directly and powerfully expressed in the statement contained in the Rule of the Brothers of the Christian Schools:

Lasallian education strives to respond to the needs of all youth — especially those who are poor, disadvantaged, or disenfranchised — by conducting schools that are economically, academically, and socially accessible to all. Lasallian educators attend with care and vigilance to the whole person, providing a rich and transformative educational experience that both teaches the minds and touches the hearts of their students.

The Lasallian mission is rooted in the charism — the gift of the defining spirit, character and vision — of St. John Baptist de La Salle, Founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and Patron of All Teachers of Youth

The Lasallian spirit is the spirit of faith and zeal: faith in the Living God and zeal for announcing the Good News of Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of God. This is expressed most powerfully in the unconditional care and vigilance for students by the worldwide family of Lasallian educators — Brothers and Partners — and in the conducting of Lasallian schools as places where all of their members experience through loving and loyal relationships the unfailing and saving presence of God.