Award Year: 2015

Lasalle Language Academy

1734 North Orleans Street
Chicago, IL, 60614-5797

(773) 534-8470

Ms. Beth A Bazer, Principal at time of Nomination

Ms. Elisabeth Heurtefeu, Current Principal

Magnet School

Chicago Public Schools

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Provide a rigorous, comprehensive education, a knowledge and appreciation of global cultures and languages, and a life-long love of learning for all students.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 30%
  • White: 32%
  • Hispanic: 20%
  • Asian: 9%
  • Two or more races: 9%
  • ELL: 5%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
LaSalle Language Academy Students Engaged in Work and Play

LaSalle Language Academy Students Engaged in Work and Play

LaSalle Language Academy is a K-8 school nestled in the quaint Old Town Triangle of the Lincoln Park neighborhood in Chicago. LaSalle is a magnet school drawing students from around the city of Chicago with a racially, culturally, and economically diverse student body. Our world language focus is one of the many areas that make LaSalle unique, with every student engaging in world language and culture instruction throughout elementary school.

All members of our school community are dedicated to achieving our vision of empowering intelligence, creating people of character, and engaged citizens of a multicultural world. LaSalle Language Academy staff work collaboratively to ensure that each child receives an abundance of robust, differentiated experiences that include a focus on the academic and social emotional. LaSalle staff strongly believe in building supportive, positive relationships that result in a shared climate and culture of high expectations, effort, and growth. Our work is strengthened by the power of the home-school connection, where involved parents are critical partners to school success.

LaSalle Language Academy has earned recognition based on data. However, we are most proud of our diversity of programming. Our motto is “Creating a Renaissance Spirit for the 21st Century” and LaSalle students live that motto through a focus on a liberal arts education, including subjects such as literacy, world language, debate, fine arts, robotics, computer programming, and athletics, while demonstrating strong work ethics and critical thinking skills.

These results are a testament to the dedication of the entire LaSalle community. Go Leopards!