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De La Salle College

Grades Gr. 5 TO Gr. 12 — Toronto, ON (MAP)

De La Salle College:

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  • Grades
    Gr. 5 — Gr. 12
  • Gender
  • Class Size
    18 — 22 students
  • Tuition
    $17,000 to 19,000/year
  • Language of instruction
  • Associations
    CIS Ontario
  • Enrolment
    650 day students
  • Curriculum
    Liberal Arts
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School address

  • 131 Farnham Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 1H7 (MAP)
  • Busing not available

Our Perspective

How we see De La Salle College

De La Salle College is a Lasallian school, part of an association of schools in more than 80 countries worldwide. The schools are affiliated with a Roman Catholic teaching order founded by Saint Jean-Baptist de La Salle in France in 1679. Canonized in 1900, La Salle was later proclaimed by the Vatican as the patron saint of teachers. So, in all, the College has quite a pedigree. It is committed to a Catholic Education, and religious observance is a daily component of student life. The academic program is rigorous, and augmented by an equally rigorous dedication to the development of ethical leadership, self-confidence, and social responsibility. The ideal student is one intending to advance to university.

School's Perspective

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How De La Salle College sees itself

The school administration answered our questions

Who are you, as a school?

"Founded on the teachings of St. John Baptist de La Salle, De La Salle College is an independent, Roman Catholic, co-educational day school, from grades 5-12 that immerses its students in a rigorous university preparatory curriculum. Each day the school seeks to maintain its mission of helping students experience opportunities to grow spiritually, intellectually, artistically and physically, fostering Christian virtues and principles inspired by the worldwide Lasallian movement."

What do you do differently and uniquely well?

"De La Salle College offers a comprehensive variety of Advanced Placement courses while providing instruction in a university-style format. All Grades 9-12 students will have lecture, lab and discussion classes. Lectures offer students an opportunity to obtain scholarly information in a timely fashion. Labs offer students real, hands on experiential learning in state of the art classrooms. Discussions allows students to break down the information with teachers, preparing them for university."

To your knowledge, why do families choose your school over others?

"Along with a rigorous academic program, students in Grades 9 to 12 are assigned Independent Learning Time through out the day where students are able to tailor their educational experience to their own needs. Students learn independence by making the decisions on how to spend their time. Students may attend department office hours (where teachers are assigned to offer academic support beyond the classroom), complete homework, work out or play a sport, socialize or have lunch."

What aspect of your school is underappreciated?

"De La Salle's co-curricular program is the school's most underrated aspect of student life. In developing the whole student, the College has a depth and breath of co-curricular activities. From competitive sports teams to drama productions, golf simulators to debating tournaments, business competitions to newspaper deadlines, there is not shortage of activities for the athlete and /or scholar alike. Critical activities in building a portfolio come university applications."

What might families find surprising about your school?

"The unexpected quality students will come to appreciate will be the development of resilience. Initially, the students may find the work challenging, however, through hard work, perseverance and support, where necessary, students will grow into strong, hardworking and conscientious young men and women."

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Insider Perspectives

How people from the school’s community see De La Salle College

Video reviews of De La Salle College

Alum, Anthony Mastromarini (2021)

Watch our alum interview with Anthony Mastromarini to learn about the unique experience of attending De La Salle College.

Alum, Sara Brade (2020)

Watch our alum interview with Sara Brade to learn about the unique experience of attending De La Salle College.

Written reviews of De La Salle College


Alumnus, Anthony Mastromarini (2021)

De La Salle played a crucial role in my formative years. Ever since I entered in Grade 7, the school...


Student, Mikayla Lorini (2021)

I learned that Del will challenge you. Nonetheless, it was a great experience that I do not regret. ...


Student, Giulia Di Fonzo (2021)

I would rate student experience at De La Salle College a 9 because when I first arrived at the schoo...
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School leadership

Top-down influence on the school’s direction and tone

Message from school leadership

Robert Lundy, Principal

On behalf of the entire De La Salle community, I would like to thank you for including De La Salle College “Oaklands” in your search for an independent school and I want to welcome you to a school community whose commitment to academic excellence, while providing a balanced approach to learning has served many students over its 160 year history.  De La Salle continues to expose students to a breadth and depth of curriculum that ensures students are not only prepared for university, but for life.  De La Salle College “Oaklands” is not defined by its buildings or its beautiful thirteen acre property, but rather, it is defined by the people that are a part of this community.  The Brothers, alumni, parents, students, support staff and teachers have built this school into one that is rich in tradition and entrenched in its mission.  In short, this school has positively affected the lives of many and continues today to leave an indelible mark on its graduates.

The school is vibrant: its commitment to Catholic Education; its participation in athletic activities and school functions; and its obligation to servicing the needs of the poor shape and define this wonderful school.  The College instills Gospel values and exercises a preferential option for the poor through its religion and community service programmes. It allows our students to experience the benefit of a rigorous academic environment while providing extra-curricular activities and programmes that build lifelong camaraderies and friendships. Our programming is diverse and meets recognized standards of excellence, while creating and sustaining respectful human relationships within the school community.  In other words, the school fosters an experience that is truly Lasallian.   Moreover, the school’s 160 year history has been enriched by its people who are part of this great institution.  Students, parents, and teachers, both past and present, have an appreciation of what it means to be part of this institution.  Whether you are a grade five student or an alumnus or a parent you understand that De La Salle teaches the value of moral integrity.

Come and visit De La Salle College. I am confident you will experience what many already know, De La Salle College is a selfless and committed community of learners.

I look forward to meeting you.

Live Jesus in our hearts.


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