Religious Education

At La Salle it is fundamental to our mission to develop individuals motivated to achieve their goals in the future.

We approach student development with a structured Religious Program carefully planned over a student's four years at La Salle.

9th Grade

In 9th grade the focus is on helping students develop the skills they need to be successful in our diverse educational environment.

Religious education is a cornerstone of the La Salle experience. In their first-year students will spend the first semester learning about the Lasallian heritage and its place in the Catholic tradition. Second semester focuses on the scripture with specific emphasis on helping students understand the Old Testament call to justice.

Religious Education

  • Introduction to Catholicism
  • Scripture

10th Grade

In a student's 10th grade year, the focus moves on from addressing the transition to high school to starting to identify opportunities for personal growth.

Our religious education at the sophomore level follows the study of the Old Testament with an examination of the Life of Christ and the literary form presented in the New Testament. In the second term students learn about the transformation of the church from its early foundations under St. Paul to its present leader's Pope Francis.

Religious Education

  • New Testament
  • Church History

11th Grade

The 11th grade year is a turning point, students are more than halfway through their high school experience and must begin to plan for the next phase in their journey to adulthood.

Our religious education reinforces this transition to adulthood with coursework on the moral laws established by the Old Testament and reaffirmed through the teachings of Jesus Christ and the church. In the second half of the year students focus on the rituals and the church and how they, as individuals, can experience worship, the Presence of God and bring prayer into their lives in a meaningful way.

Religious Education

  • Morality and Justice
  • Sacraments and Prayer

12th Grade

To end their years at La Salle our students, mentors and teachers focus on developing the skills they need to enter the world as independent adults.

In a student's final year our religious education is centered on our Lasallian core principles by working in the community in service to others. The two final courses in this department are all about helping students understand their own unique spiritual journey through peer & community collaboration and personal reflection.

Religious Education

  • Christian Life & Service
  • Vocation & Mission


La Salle College Preparatory was founded in 1956. Today, we are the only truly diverse and co-educational Catholic high school in Pasadena.