Alumni Spotlight: Aminah Abdul-Majeed ’98

In 1995, when I first walked into De La Salle Academy (DLSA) for sixth grade orientation, I was so nervous. I was a naturally quiet and introverted kid so the thought of having to meet a whole bunch of new classmates and teachers overwhelmed me. Furthermore, that summer before I started at DLSA, my family … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Aminah Abdul-Majeed ’98

Alumni Spotlight: Patricia Sanchez ’97

Imagine an eleven year old little girl from The Bronx who spent 1 hour commuting on the 6 train, out to a cross-town bus and then a 15min walk to this little school on the 5th floor of a walk-up building; was it worth it? Absolutely!  Looking back, I realize how much it helped me … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Patricia Sanchez ’97

De La Salle Academy – Statement on Justice and Solidarity

Dear DLSA community, As I write this, our world is experiencing sickness, pain, mourning, anger, and deprivation; our world is figuratively and literally on fire.  As is often the case, moments of crisis reveal to us not new problems, but rather they expose and bring to the surface previously existing tensions, conflicts, and contradictions ailing … Continue reading De La Salle Academy – Statement on Justice and Solidarity

A Message from Brother Brian on Civil Disobedience

I am of the age when my experiences appear to have come full circle. I was born in an era where respect for authority was expected. The social norm of the neighborhood that was powerfully impacted by both Church and school, was to accept the boundaries of what was deemed appropriate behavior. One’s behavior impacted … Continue reading A Message from Brother Brian on Civil Disobedience

Alumni Spotlight: Yamnia Cortes ’98

I write on a daily basis. Yet, trying to convey what De La Salle Academy (DLSA) means to me and the impact this community has had on my life is more difficult than my usual writing. I have many fond memories of DLSA: morning hugs, skits in Spanish class, Friday soccer, baking cookies during the … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Yamnia Cortes ’98

Alumni Spotlight: Marta Wegorzewska ’99

Almost three years ago, an opportunity came up, and I faced a difficult professional decision. Do I leave my career in scientific research and transition into science communication? This transition would mean I would have to leave my comfort zone. I would have to let go of years of training.  Being a scientist is the … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Marta Wegorzewska ’99

Stories from the Frontline: Detective Paul Brogan ’95

Paul Brogan, ’95, is a detective for the NYPD. After testing positive for COVID-19 earlier this month, he returned to his post, yesterday, with The Bronx Grand Larceny Squad after being on sick-leave.  For Detective Brogan, as well as other NYPD officers, it’s still business as usual, in that he and his fellow officers are … Continue reading Stories from the Frontline: Detective Paul Brogan ’95

Alumni Spotlight: Justin Douglas ’00

Hey y’all! My name is Justin Douglas and I am a member of De La Salle’s class of 2000. I joined the school as a 6th grader in 1997. When I think back to my time at De La Salle, I often think of the admissions process. I remember taking the test among hundreds of … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Justin Douglas ’00


Dear Friends,  We have been monitoring the spread of the COVID-19 virus very closely and have decided in the interest of safety to postpone the DLSA 35th Anniversary Gala on Thursday, March 12. We arrived at this decision along with our Board of Trustees, which includes physicians, heads of school, and leaders of institutions. The health and safety of all … Continue reading IMPORTANT: DLSA 35th Anniversary Gala POSTPONED

Alumni Spotlight: Natalie Archibald Solano ’99

When I tell people that I’m going back to visit my junior high school principal or I’m going to meet up with a De La Salle classmate, they give me the strangest look. They can’t believe that after 20 years, I’m still connected to my junior high school.  High school classmates? Makes sense.  College friends? … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Natalie Archibald Solano ’99

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