Something transformative is happening in the heart of Manhattan.
De La Salle Academy is an independent middle school in New York City for academically talented, economically less advantaged students in grades six through eight. We are a diverse community comprised of 140 students commuting from neighborhoods all over the Metropolitan area, including 31% from the Bronx, 38% from Queens and 13% from Brooklyn. Upon graduation, our students are well-equipped to become the leaders of tomorrow. We have transformed the lives of more than 1,900 academically talented alums and have built the foundation for a lifetime of continuous learning.
of DLSA students are first-generation Americans.
of DLSA students identify as Black/ African American, Hispanic/Latinx, or Asian American.
of DLSA students qualify as low income.*
of DLSA students travel to the School from Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn, & NJ.
of DLSA students receive financial aid.
of DLSA students qualify for free lunch.
of DLSA graduates attend private or independent high schools.
of DLSA alums graduate from high school.
of DLSA alums
*Based on New York City poverty threshold metrics developed by the Robin Hood Foundation.