Why Seton LaSalle
- Personalized Academics
- Exceptional Opportunities
- Spiritual Formation
- Nurturing Atmosphere
- Coeducational Learning
You are not a number at Seton LaSalle. We get to know you and your academic needs and desires because we insist on a personalized learning environment. The majority of our class sizes are fewer than 20 students. In most of our courses we offer three or four levels of instruction: Advanced Placement, Honors, Academic and General. We offer courses with college credit and dual enrollment through CCAC. That means you can personalize your schedule and courses in a Christian environment. 82% of our faculty members have earned advanced degrees.
Seton LaSalle is ranked in the top 5% of Catholic High Schools in the United States by the Cardinal Newman Society.
In the fall of 2016, Seton LaSalle opened an Innovation Lab, as part of our STREAM Initiative to build upon the school's excellence in Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts and Math. The STREAM Center, which will be located in the former Brothers' House on campus will include a digital fabrication laboratory, robotics lab, astronomy lab, computer coding lab, photography/art studio and gallery, a commercial-grade kitchen for culinary arts, outdoor prayer garden for horticultural arts and the current chapel for faith-based contemplation and retreats.
Each student is issued a Google Chromebook upon entering Seton LaSalle at no additional cost. Technology is made readily available to students and faculty including WiFi throughout the building and SHARP Aquos Boards orSMARTboards in every classroom. We focus on collaborative learning through GoogleDocs shared among students for projects. Many textbooks are online. Students' Chromebooks pair seamlessly with the Google JAMboard in our Kay Murdy Media Center, which allows students to collaborate easily and efficiently.
Seton LaSalle is the perfect size. Here you are encouraged to join.
We believe in opportunities for everyone. PIAA Championship Teams. Nationally-Ranked Vocal Group. Exceptional Forensics. High-tech Computer Technology Club. What is your interest? Guitar? Blogging? Memorizing Presidential Trivia? Designing for 3D printing? Wherever your passions lie, you can find a place to express them at Seton LaSalle - and make friends who enjoy the same thing!
Seton LaSalle offers 20 WPIAL Varsity sports and more than 30 plus clubs, organizations and activities.
"Best Athletics Program in Class AA WPIAL 2015 and 2014" - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Not only do we have a legacy of winning at the Section, WPIAL and PIAA levels, but we insist on Christian character with a program called "Sports Leader." It emphasizes traits of integrity and how to apply them in competition, training and life. Our coaches believe in shaping godly men and women. We have amazing results! Look at the banners covering our gymnasium walls. Look at the Division 1 athletes succeeding in college - in their sports and academics. Above all, our sports are inclusive. We welcome athletes new to the sport and provide training to allow them to excel. Being Class AA allows more athletes to experiment with one, two and even three varsity sports. To learn more about athletics, click HERE.
Unique offerings like the only student-led a cappella group in the area. Seton LaSalle offers outstanding musical education, theater productions, service clubs and academic leadership. We have the only student-led a cappella group in the area. "Trebels" sang the National Anthem for the Pittsburgh Pirates twice, and advanced to the finals of the national Varsity Vocals Competition.
The Computer Technology Club introduced a 3D printer, robotics kits, drone navigation in addition to computer hardware and coding. Our PJAS Science Team earned 1st place; Academic Games and Forensics members compete and place nationally.
We're proud of the variety and depth of our offerings to help students belong. Don't see what piques your interest? Start something new! We welcome student initiative because we're committed to providing opportunities for students to develop God-given talent and enriching friendships.
To learn more about student life, click HERE.
Our students like to say that "God is everywhere at Seton LaSalle."
That is our goal - to help students know God, interpret our values through the lens of Catholicism and apply those principles in life.
Prayer starts our day, so we can remember where our priorities lie. Our school community celebrates Mass twice a month and holds student-led spiritual retreats. Religion is a required class every year so students can understand the Bible and the underpinnings of Christianity. We believe revering God and recognizing that all are created in His image encourages respect and kindness among our student body. We guide students with two Campus Ministers and a school Chaplain as well as student Eucharsitic Ministers. We require students to perform service and offer many opportunities to do so with their classmates through Rebel Reach Out. We regularly volunteer with area soup kitchens, Special Olympics and the "Junior/Senior Prom" with nursing home residents. At any given time, several denominations and faiths are represented at Seton LaSalle.
No matter where you are on your faith journey, you are welcome here.
Everyone belongs at Seton LaSalle. The most ambitious academic student. The natural-born athlete. The stage crew set designer. The avowed computer enthusiast. The solitary musician.
Everyone is greeted with a welcoming spirit - a Christlike spirit. Because we believe that God created everyone to be different, we respect and cherish those differences.
You will be treated with decency and respect. But our students go one step further. They encourage kindness and friendship during classes, on the field and in activities.
"The Rebel Way" means you define yourself.
Men and women work together - in college, in careers, in homes. We believe that cooperative experience should begin in high school.
Seton LaSalle is one of the largest co-educational high school in the Pittsburgh Diocese.
Our students enjoy constant interaction in group projects, in the hallways, in the lunchroom, on the fields and the stage. We provide a safe place to step outside your comfort zone and make new friends - young men and young women.