Reunion Class Gift
1970: Tuition was less than $1,000 a year
Today: College prep education costs over $24,000 a year
There is no longer a subsidy from the Christian Bothers Winery.
The entire lay faculty now earns a competitive teacher’s salary and benefits.
There is no outside institutional support.
La Salle Today:
The physical plant is more than twice what it was in the late 1960s.
There are new buildings and locker rooms for the now-coed student body.
A football facility for the teams they now have that we didn’t.
The Blakeslee Learning Commons is a college-style learning space with collaboration rooms, study spaces, an engineering lab and more.
It’s a very full, very modern campus.
La Salle provides some serious, substantial financial assistance to families that adds to the unique diversity that makes up the School.
30 receive full tuition scholarships. San Miguel Scholars are students whose families’ income falls at or below the federal poverty line. Their scholarship covers all costs associated with high school in addition to tuition (dance tickets, athletic competition, class ring, retreats, etc.).
72 students receive 50% financial aid and more, while an additional 116 students receive partial tuition assistance grants based on family need.
The school grants over $2.5 million in ﬁnancial aid to over 34% of the student body annually.
What WE can do in honor of our 50th Reunion:
The Class of 1970 Reunion Committee has recommended that our class raise funds equal to a San Miguel Scholarship for one year at La Salle ($24,000). The class has already raised $11,750 in cash & pledges.
If we reach our goal by June 30, 2022 an incoming San Miguel Scholar for the 2022-2023 school year will be named the Class of 1970 Scholar for their freshman year. We will have the opportunity to see this student through their 4 years at La Salle so that our class name will always be linked to this philanthropic venture. Gifts of all sizes will help us reach out goal.