College de la Salle empowers its students to be lifelong learners who respect diversity and are open-minded global citizens while remaining deeply rooted in heritage by equipping them with 21st-century skills, in collaboration with students, teachers, parents and the community


We believe that our unity is in our diversity and that this diversity will help create a more peaceful world built on respect and intercultural understanding. College de la Salle will thrive and continue in the light of St. John Baptist de la Salle’s educational visions as we provide students with a high-quality education that fosters an environment that promotes the academic, spiritual and emotional growth of each student.


We value innovative creative thinkers who are balanced and active inquirers. Our students are principled, caring open-minded communicators.

St. John Baptist De La Salle

Founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools Institute and the Patron Saint of Christian Teachers

St. John Baptist de la Salle was born into a world very different from our own. He was the first son of wealthy parents living in France over 300 years ago. Born at Reims, he received tonsure at age eleven and was named Canon of the Reims Cathedral at sixteen. He had to assume the administration of family affairs after his parents died while completing his theological studies till he was ordained a priest on April 9, 1678. Two years later, he received a doctorate in theology. Meanwhile, he became tentatively involved with a group of rough and barely literate young men in order to establish schools for poor boys.

St. John de la Salle was moved by the plight of the poor who seemed so “far from salvation” either in this world or the next. He was determined to put his own talents and advanced education at the service of the children “often left to themselves and badly brought up.” In order to become more effective in his service; he abandoned his family home, moved in with the teachers, renounced his position as Canon and his wealth, and so formed the community that became known as the Brothers of the Christian Schools.

His enterprise met opposition from ecclesiastical authorities as well as educational establishments for his creation of new religious life, the innovative methods he called for and his insistence on gratuity for all. Nevertheless, de la Salle and his Brothers succeeded in creating a network of quality schools throughout France.

His schools focused on several innovative changes which included; instruction in the vernacular, students grouped according to ability and achievement, integration of religious instruction with secular subjects, well-prepared teachers with a sense of vocation and mission and the involvement of parents. In addition, de la Salle pioneered programmes for training lay teachers, Sunday courses for working young men and one of the first institutions in France for the care of delinquents.

Worn out by austerities and exhausting labors, he passed away at Saint Yon near Rouen in 1719 on Good Friday, only weeks before his sixty-eighth birthday. John Baptist de la Salle’s work

Born at Reims, France April 30, 1651

Ordained priest April 9, 1678

Died April 7, 1719

Beatified February 19, 1888

Canonized May 24, 1900

Proclaimed Patron of Christian Teachers May 15, 1950

Jean baptiste de la Salle

The International Baccalaureate

The IB is an academic programme that aims to build and enhance students’ knowledge and skills. It consists of four programmes, The Primary Year Programme (PYP), The Middle Years Programme (MYP), The Diploma Programme (DP) as well as The Career-Related Programme (CP). Guided by specific IB learner profile attributes that showcases what an IB student is all about, this programme prepares students for the future by placing them in real-life situations and exposing them to the world.

College de la Salle (Freres) is authorized in the Diploma Programme.


Cambridge Pathway

The system provides a broad and balanced study across a wide range of subjects, using learner-centred and inquiry-based approaches to learning.


Edexcel is an academic qualification from Pearson. It is designed to enhance learner’s knowledge, skills as well as help them advance to higher education. This programme is created with the UK education system and traditions in mind yet relevant to the international student.