La Salle Academy - Later 20th Century

Later 20th Century

In 1966 the school purchased the Moskowitz and Lupowitz Restaurant on the corner of Second Avenue and 2nd Street. This became the school's annex that housed the Guidance Department, the Academic Support Center, the Art Department, Drama Club activities, Music Department and more classrooms. In recent years, the decline in the number of religious brothers led to the integration of many lay faculty members. Laity now comprise over 90% of the teaching staff. In 1997. La Salle received accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and in 1998 celebrated its 150th Anniversary. In 2000, La Salle was named a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education for excellence in education.

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