|Type:||All-male college-preparatory military|
|Religious Affiliation:||Christian (Roman Catholic)|
La Salle Institute is a private, Christian college-preparatory military school located in 174 Williams Road, Troy, New York, United States. It was founded in 1850 by the Brothers of the Christian Schools as a school for the hundreds of poor immigrant boys in the area.
La Salle prospered along with Troy and the rest of New York. In 1891, the school was chartered by the New York Regents, and LaSalle immediately attained the highest Academic Diplomas awarded in New York State. Military training was also introduced in 1891, when LaSalle formed the Cadet Battalion and enlisted 128 students over 12 years of age and who were physically fit to take up the rigorous training. Each of the student was provided his own uniform and equipment, and guns were furnished by the Institute.
Trained in the rigors of military drill, accustomed to uniform and a chain of command, LaSalle men answered the call of their country each time in every major war. Nearly 300 LaSalle men enlisted to fight in World War I, with more than fifty serving as officers. A generation later, more than 1,200 LaSalle men served in World War II. LaSalle men have served with distinction in the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Gulf War.
To this day, La Salle maintains its position as a leading college-preparatory military training school in the United States. La Salle has twice been designated a National School of Excellence by the US Department of Education. The school is chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York. It is a member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Military training is an integral part of La Salle training, ever since the founding of the Cadet Battalion in 1891. Today, the program is known as the Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Program.
174 Williams Road
Troy, New York
United States 12180
Tel: (518) 283-2500
Fax: (518) 283-6265
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