October 05, 2023

Introducing La Salle's Centers of Innovation

Dear La Salle Families,

Over the last several years, La Salle College Preparatory has experienced a tremendous amount of growth in both our enrollment and expansive opportunities offered to our students. Concurrently, we have made significant strides in advancing the goals and objectives outlined in our Five Year Strategic Plan, while ensuring our Core Principles and mission are at the forefront of our work and decision-making.

Today, it is with great enthusiasm that I share some outstanding news regarding the ongoing growth and advancement of our school and strategic plan. We are delighted to announce the official launch of our three Centers of Innovation: The CARLOW Medical Center, The Center for Cinematic Arts Center, and The Center for Cultural Perspectives.

These Centers of Innovation have been strategically developed to encourage our students to explore their passions, take calculated risks, and discover pathways to excellence. Each center is also closely aligned with our school's strategic plan, which places a strong emphasis on nurturing creativity, individuality, and personal growth while providing a diverse and comprehensive education that surpasses the confines of traditional classrooms. They offer opportunities for our students to explore their interests, develop critical skills, and connect their passions to real-world experiences.

Through these centers, we aim to empower our students to follow their dreams, become leaders in their chosen fields, and contribute positively to society. Our team of dedicated Center Directors, along with outside consultants and industry experts, have worked tirelessly throughout the last year to help develop tailored curriculums, ensuring that our students receive the highest quality education possible.

Below, you’ll find additional details about each of our Centers for Innovation and how our students can sign up and get involved in these special learning spaces. To stay current on what’s happening within each center, check out our blogs written by our Center Directors, focusing on the students and current industry trends.

Center for Cinematic Arts:

The Center for Cinematic Arts is a cutting-edge studio facility designed to accommodate a comprehensive program catering to students interested in all aspects of production and content creation. Our center fosters a nurturing environment that empowers students, allowing them to explore the various facets of the production process and acquire marketable skills within the film and multimedia industries. Click here to learn more about the center and be sure to check out the center’s blog as well!

Center Director: Mr. Akinty Carter | acarter@lasallehs.org

Sign up to participate in the center: Click here

Check out Lancer TV! - Click here

Center for Cultural Perspectives:

Our center facilitates immersive travel, study abroad, and skill development, enabling students to embrace diverse viewpoints, comprehend cultural influences, and engage in impactful international projects. Through these experiences, students gain unique perspectives, cultural appreciation, and global competence, with opportunities to travel, host visitors, and contribute to worldwide understanding. Click here to learn more about the center and be sure to check out the center’s blog as well!

Center Director: Ms. Jailin “Sunny” Sun | jsun@lasallehs.org

Sign-up to participate in the center: Click here

Sign-up to be a host family for a visiting student: Click here

CARLOW Medical Center:

The CARLOW Center for Medical Innovation stands out as a distinctive and unparalleled facility catering to students interested in all facets of healthcare. The Center adopts a personalized curriculum that incorporates various modes of learning, including traditional lectures, hands-on skills labs, and virtual reality scenario labs. Our mission is to equip students with the necessary academic, social, and professional skills to be college and career-ready. Click here to learn more about the center, and be sure to check out the center’s blog as well!

Center Director: Ms. Elizabeth Parga | eparga@lasallehs.org

Sign up to participate in the center: Click here

We are thrilled to invite you to celebrate this exciting milestone. It's time for your children to dive into a world of enriching opportunities that will shape their future. The video below also provides valuable insights into our Centers of Innovation, providing perspectives from both our Center Directors and students.

However, our educational journey is an ongoing one, always seeking to expand the horizons of opportunities for our students. It is with great pleasure that I announce an exciting development in the pipeline, The Center for Linguistic Exploration. This center will focus on equipping students with Mandarin language proficiency, which can serve as a gateway to career opportunities within United States Federal Agencies.

Thank you for your continued trust and support of La Salle College Preparatory. Together, we are creating an advanced and experiential learning environment where every student can thrive, pursue their passions, and chart their own paths toward excellence.


Perry Martin, M.Ed.
School President


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