Ardscoil La Salle was established in 1968. Originally an all-boys school, it became co-educational in 1978. The school functions within the Irish Education system, as a Voluntary Catholic Secondary School catering for boys and girls. It is a school in the De La Salle tradition sharing the mission of human and Christian education of young people. The Lasallian family was founded in Rheims in France in 1651 by John Baptist de la Salle who dedicated his life to education and became the patron saint of teachers in 1952. A De La Salle school is a community consisting of students, teachers, auxiliary staff, parents and trustees. Today, there are De La Salle schools in eighty different countries and more than sixty thousand teachers, parents and trustees work in partnership with over a million students. The Brothers have been working in Ireland for over one hundred years. Inspired by the vision of St. John Baptist de la Salle, all De La Salle schools were established to:
- Give a human and Christian education to the young, especially the disadvantaged.
- Help young people to develop to the full their individual talents.
- Be a community, which strives to foster a spirit of collaboration and mutual enrichment among all of it members
Ardscoil La Salle, Raheny, is a Co-Educational Secondary School, in the Lasallian tradition. It is a learning community, striving to give a human and Christian education to its students, with special concern for those who are disadvantaged. Students, staff, parents and management work together to ensure that all endeavour to live by the school motto: Ad Summum Semper, (Always Aim for Highest).