1434 North 2nd Street | Philadelphia, PA 19122

Graduate Support

At La Salle Academy, we believe our responsibility to each student extends beyond graduation from eighth grade.  It is our expectation and goal that all of our students will graduate from high school, and so we provide the necessary supports to make that happen.

Our curriculum is enhanced by a Graduate Support Program, designed to provide our students with the assistance necessary to be successful in high school and to be prepared for higher education and the workforce.  The program begins in seventh grade with general information and continues in earnest in eighth grade with the search for a proper high school, followed by applications for admission and financial aid.  After graduating from LSA, our alumni are offered caring encouragement and support as they navigate the social and academic challenges of high school. 

Program Director:  Sister Margaret Anne Birtwistle, SSJ

Seventh and Eighth Grade

  • Conduct general information sessions on the high school application process
  • Provide entrance test prep sessions weekly during an extended day period
  • Meet with parents and students to discuss 'best fit' options, including academic and financial considerations
  • Provide comprehensive support for the application process, including financial aid and scholarship applications

High School

  • Provide dedicated Graduate Support Center for meetings with mentors and advisors; access to computers, software, internet connections; and comfortable social environment in which to relax and re-group
  • Offer evening office hours
  • Provide support and guidance for academic or personal issues
  • Monitor academic progress
  • Encourage and support extra-curricular activities
  • Introduce and nurture the benefits of higher education
  • Conduct workshops on topics such as SAT prep, time management, career exploration, and finances.
  • Provide Financial Aid Support

Many of our former students have attended these high schools:

  • Archbishop Ryan High School
  • Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School
  • John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School
  • La Salle College High School
  • Little Flower High School
  • Mercy Career & Technical High School
  • Merion-Mercy Academy
  • Milton Hershey School
  • Roman Catholic High School
  • Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School
  • St. Hubert Catholic High School
  • St. Joseph’s Preparatory School
  • West Catholic Preparatory High School

Many of our high school graduates have pursued higher education or career training at the following:

  • Arcadia University
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • Cabrini University
  • Community College of Philadelphia
  • La Roche University
  • La Salle University
  • Penn State University
  • Saint Joseph's University
  • Swarthmore College
  • The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • United States Army
  • United States Marine Corps
  • United States Navy
  • University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
  • Villanova University
  • Widener University