De La Salle North Catholic High School

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Principal's Message

Erin R


“The greatest miracle you can perform is to touch the hearts of your students.”

-- St. John Baptist de La Salle


Young people come to De La Salle North Catholic High School to prepare themselves for college and life. Here, in the presence of dedicated and loving teachers, our students respond to their faith and a spiritual call to serve, grapple with a rigorous curriculum that launches them toward college, and contribute to the Portland business community through the Corporate Work Study Program. Ours is a school that changes lives - the students who attend here, the staff who love and care for them, and the community that embraces them.


All students at De La Salle North Catholic take a rigorous load of demanding courses, graduating with more core subject credits than are required in any public school in the state.  To help students adjust to the academic demands asked of them the school provides multiple supports. The school provides two summer programs to prepare incoming 9th graders and build proficiency for 10th and 11th graders. The Academic Resource Center coordinates all tutoring, providing daily one on-one-or small group tutoring throughout the day. In addition, occasional Saturday sessions allow students to catch up, and teachers are always available before and after school.


Among the communal assets De La Salle North Catholic brings to Portland are our Catholic heritage and our rich diversity. We embrace the Gospel message of love of God and neighbor, expressed in the Social Teachings of the Catholic Church: "dignity of human life is the foundation of a moral vision for society" and that we "belong to one human family." In addition, we are the most diverse private school in Oregon and our student body is the future workforce of this great city. We embrace the challenge of that truth by providing leadership opportunities where students act on their faith and their vision for an inclusive society.


Over four years, our students’ experiences of community service, academic rigor, work study jobs, and community leadership roles prepare them for the life they seek.  Over our front door is our Lasallian motto: “Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve.” Our alumni live this out every day and are young leaders at their colleges and universities and, increasingly, in their careers in local communities throughout the United States.


Come join Knight Nation . . . set your life on a new course.  Live, Jesus, in our hearts . . . forever!


Erin Reid