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About De La Salle, Inc.

De La Salle, Inc. is a non-profit dedicated to supporting La Salle Middle School and enhancing the educational experience of its students. La Salle Middle School is a public charter school located at 1106 N. Jefferson in North St. Louis City.

De La Salle, Inc. provides both programming and facilities to La Salle Middle School. Social services such as counseling and health screenings, classes like art, faith formation and music, and a comprehensive graduate support program featuring ACT/SAT prep classes, college visits, and tuition assistance, are all provided to La Salle students free of charge. De La Salle, Inc. also works to provide students at La Salle with modern, safe and convenient facilities for them to best learn.

Our work serves our larger vision of excellence in educational opportunity for all. Our mission, in collaboration with La Salle Middle School, is to transform children and our community through innovative education.

100% La Salle students qualify for free or reduced cost lunch


16% of our families have faced homelessness in 2015


33% of our students have lost a family member to violence or incarceration


98% of our students graduate from high school in four years


81% of our high school graduates are accepted to a post-secondary program


84% of our graduates have finished or are in the process of finishing a secondary degree


Our mission is to transform children and our community through innovative education.

Our New Home

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In 2001, we opened the doors to a modest home–a small room above a sandwich shop in North St. Louis. There, students and teachers worked tirelessly together to build an…

As We Grieve, We Offer Love

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July 8, 2016 Dear Students, Graduates and Families, Today, you are in my thoughts. In the past three days, our country has witnessed continued violence, spurred by racism. I grieve…

A Prayer

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“Let us remember….that we are in the holy presence of God.” We end our daily educational journey with those words: a prayer. Immediately before saying the prayer together as a…

Family Orientation

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On August 7th, over a hundred people gathered in the gym for our family orientation – new and returning students, parents, grandparents, siblings and staff. In a very short time…

Inclusivity, Justice, Care, Service, Community, Zeal.


We embrace our differences. Every voice matters.


We see unfairness. We take responsibility to fix it.


We nurture loving relationships that build whole person well-being.


We are called to ask “How can I help?”


We open doors to our neighbors so all feel welcome.


We feel unabashed enthusiasm for life, love and learning.

EnCompass is one of the many things that set an education at La Salle apart.

EnCompass is a comprehensive and multi-layered system of services, programs and supports designed to ensure long-term success for students and graduates of La Salle Middle School. Students are given the opportunity to participate in programs that promote wellness, social justice, exploration, life skills and cultural learning. Through an extended school day and year model, plus ongoing mentoring, advising and programming support, we endeavor to transform the lives of our students through a holistic approach to exploration, education and community connection.

Learn more about EnCompass
Melissa Brickey

Executive Director
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Lynn deLearie

Grants Manager

Lisa Picker

Advancement Officer

Christine Holladay

Director of EnCompass
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Alina Baietti

Graduate Support Advisor
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DeShannon Brooks

Formation & Enrichment Coordinator
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Kristen Trudo

Graduate Support Advisor
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Annie Olivero

Director of Operations
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Michael Hall

Operations Manager: Special Projects
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Nikeea Payne

Human Resources Director & Volunteer Coordinator
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