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.

Basketball Opener

The Lions opened the season away against the Comets of Oakwood High School. After holding Oakwood scoreless in the 1st Quarter and taking a 12-0 lead, La Salette led 21-12 at the half. A 30 point second half saw the Lions pull away with a convincing win, 51-30. Peter Middlemore was 8/10 from the floor, leading the Lions with 18 points. John Wernowsky added 12, 10 in the second half. The Junior Varsity was also victorious, 42-20.

The next game is away at Okaw Valley on Wednesday.


IMG_0068Peter Middlemore, team captain, puts in a layup. 

The Crazies putting the pressure on Oakwood.

John Wernowsky added 10 points in the second half.

IMG_0035The Crazies celebrate.


Chess Team now 4-0!

The chess team played two matches against Mahomet-Seymour at La Salette on  November 19th. The first match was in doubt until the very end, but first board Dominic Carey held on to win a tense game and give La Salette a 38-30 victory. The Lions won the second match  51-17, improving to a 4-0 for the season. The next match at Bismark on December 3rd is expected to be a challenge.

Junior Varsity (foreground) and Varsity (background) compete at La Salette’s campus.

IMG_9084First board, senior Dominic Carey, hung on to
grant the Lions victory in the first match.

Chess Team Wins Season Opener!

In two games against Mattoon High, the Lions were victorious: 38-30 in the first match, and 52-16 in the second match. Having clinched the conference championship last year, the Academy hopes to accomplish the same this year and has begun the task…


The varsity team competes while coach Mr. Tardiff observes.


Basketball Patron Chosen

Each year at the start of official practice, the basketball team chooses a special patron saint to guide them virtuously through the season.  This year, the team chose the great soldier-saint Maurice.  Please add your prayers to him for a successful season according to our habitual three intentions:

1)  To play with Honor

2)  No serious injuries

 3)  Victory!