Hello! Thank you for visiting the LaSalle Language Academy website! While we work to deliver the best website for our community, we have several helpful links below.

For general questions, please feel free to call the LaSalle Main Office at (773)534-8470.

For important updates and upcoming events, please see the Friends of LaSalle Facebook Page (Here)

For a list of additional contact information, such as after-school programming, the Friends of LaSalle, the Local School Council, and any other community partner, click on appropriate tabs.

Families interested in a school tour, please email Friends of LaSalle (Here)

If you'd like to get ahold of Principal Mr. Graves, Assistant Principal Ms. Frances Thibodeaux-Fox, or our school counselor Ms. Rendleman, you can e-mail them at cgraves3@cps.edu, fthibodeax@cps.edu, or hlwoods1@cps.edu respectively, but please allow 24-48 hours response time due to the high volume of communication they receive.

Hello! 你好! Ciao! Bonjour! Hola!
Mr. Graves

As Principal of LaSalle Language Academy, I’d like to say hello on behalf of our diverse, global school and student body.

At LaSalle, we believe that each and every one of our students has incredible potential, and that it’s our goal to be partners in their learning in and out of school. We believe that all students should be treated as individuals, since everyone is unique, and therefore, it’s our goal that they will each receive differentiated instruction in the classroom that builds on their strengths and helps improve their personalized areas for growth. We believe that all children should feel physically and emotionally safe when they are walking to and from school, as well as in every part of our building.

We’re constantly trying to find ways to improve both the school’s climate, as well as the quality of education that we deliver. Our Blue Ribbon status, achieved in 2015, is alive and well as exemplified in the low staff turnover, and consistent instruction for years. We’re now building on that with a strong focus on differentiation and aligning our curriculum. We’re also increasing our social and emotional supports through integration of a Social and Emotional Learning theme in each classroom, weekly. All staff share this message as they interact with students.

One of the best qualities of our school to share is our amazing and unique World Language Program. In addition to our “Essentials” teachers (music, art, physical education, and library), we have eight language teachers, teaching in French, Italian, Mandarin, and Spanish. All students receive 60 minutes of language daily, every year they are enrolled, culminating with an opportunity to travel to that country in their eighth grade year. The number of ways in which these languages and their nation’s cultures are incorporated into our curriculum and our school’s climate are too vast to name. Cultural exchanges, assemblies, field trips, and presentations are only a few examples.

To our current families, I encourage you to stay in close contact with your child’s teacher, to find in what ways you can support their growth and development tied to classroom instruction. To prospective families who may have stumbled onto our website, I recommend that you reach out to the Friends of LaSalle by e-mailing fol@friendsoflasalle.org. They can put you in touch with families who can share more about their experiences at our school, and let you know what you can look forward to should you enroll at our school. Lastly, I encourage you to follow me on Twitter at @LLAprincipal to see the great things that go on at our school every day.

Thank you, Gracias, Grazie, 謝謝, and I look forward to getting to know all of you as our year develops!


Chris Graves
LaSalle Language Academy

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