Notre Dame de La Salette Boys Academy is a traditional Catholic boarding school founded in 2005 by the Society of St. Pius X.
Located in the farmland of east central Illinois, La Salette Academy provides a strong religious, academic, and physical formation in an immersively Catholic environment. Despite the school’s limited enrollment of under 100 students for optimum class size, La Salette’s quality facilities and sports programs rival that of much larger schools. To learn more, select one of the links above.
The Academy ushers in the feast of Our Lady of La Salette every year with a Rosary vigil. All through the night the boys take turns praying before the statues of Our Lady of La Salette (both inside and outside the church), keeping a steady flow of Aves streaming to heaven. This year the Academy was blessed to have an alumnus, Father Dylan Flanery (class of 2008) offer the Mass on the school’s patronal feast. Father Flanery was ordained to the priesthood this past June and returned to the Academy in order to offer his first Mass here.
All through the night the boys watch and pray at Our Lady’s statue.
The priests enter the church for the Solemn High Mass
Headmaster Fr. Michael McMahon assisted as Deacon and Fr. Sick assisted as Sub-deacon.
Fr. Flanery, La Salette alumnus, during the singing of the Gospel.
The consecrated hands of Fr. Flanery at the consecration of the Host.
Procession of Our Lady of La Salette.
The new academic year has begun! On Saturday September 12th the entire student body convened, opening the year with a Solemn High Mass. A number of families, friends, and alumni joined us for this joyous occasion. The Solemn High Mass was followed by a picnic for all in attendance. Your prayers are requested as the great work of forming Catholic men continues.
The priests vest for Mass.
The procession into the chapel begins.
After the sermon by headmaster Fr Michael McMahon, the senior
class receives the school crest, which will be sewn to their jackets.
The freshman don their jackets, officially becoming students of the Academy.
Parents and faculty and staff visit while the picnic is prepared.
It has been a summer of many projects on campus! The important work of renovating our chapel has been one of them. Below are a few glimpses of the extensive work done over the summer:
New marble wainscoting throughout the chapel.
Marble flooring for the sanctuary and altar steps.
The La Salette cross is added with gold detail and blue mosaic.
Medallions bearing the coats of arms of Pope St Pius X and Archbishop Lefebvre.