Troy, NY — Through a unanimous vote of the Board of Trustees, La Salle Institute will expand its mission and become a coeducational school providing education to young men and women of the Capital Region beginning September 2021. This decision was made with the concurrence of the Diocese of Albany and with the approval of the Brothers of the Christian Schools of the District of Eastern North America.

With this change, La Salle Institute will join the nearly two-thirds of Lasallian Catholic middle and secondary schools across the country that are coeducational.

“This decision is consistent with our desire to be proactively forward-thinking and assure a strong future for our school. It will strengthen and expand the legacy of La Salle Institute for many decades to come, and we will proudly embrace our expanded mission as the premier 21st century coeducational Lasallian Catholic school in the Capital District,” said Edward Ryan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees and a member of the Class of 1965.

La Salle Institute has been a valued presence in Troy since its founding 170 years ago. Its mission is guided by Saint John Baptist de La Salle, whose vision for education has been sustained around the world for more than 300 years. The Mission Expansion Initiative Committee of La Salle Institute is developing a comprehensive plan of implementation, engaging current and future parents and students, as well as alumni, faculty, staff, administrators and trustees in this journey. More details will be unveiled as this inclusive process begins and evolves.