Chairman of the Board, Salvatore LaRocca ’82 (left), and La Salle Academy students
cut the ceremonial ribbon to celebrate the third floor expansion.

submitted by Dr. Catherine Guerriero, President

New York, NY – September was a busy month for La Salle Academy! They started the month by kicking off the 2017-18 academic year welcoming 352 students to its halls, and an additional floor of the building.

To celebrate this expansion of La Salle to the third floor of the school building, they held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, September 18th. Members of the Board of Trustees and other special guests graced the halls, taking in the new improvements integrated at the 6th Street campus.

Dr. Timothy McNiff speaks to students, alumni and friends at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

One of these special guests was Dr. Timothy McNiff, the Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of New York.

“The decision makers in education that are closer to the school are the ones to make the best decisions,” McNiff said. “That’s why the governance structure here is not run out of my office. It is run by a board with incredible leadership coming out of administration.”

“Why is this school doing so well?” Dr. McNiff asked. “Why do I think of La Salle as a flagship for Catholic education in New York City? Because of the board, these ladies and gentlemen, and the local leadership here.”

He concluded, “I come to say congratulations to you and your board, and an incredible group of young men that we’re really proud of.”