De La Salle Academy, founded by Brother Brian Carty, a legend in New York City schools, is a private, independent, non-sectarian middle school that admits academically talented students through a needs-blind admissions process; no qualified student is turned away for lack of financial capabilities. De La Salle actively recruits students in less advantaged communities: 48% of students are from families with incomes of $50,000 or less and 31% have an income of $30,000 or less. De La Salle prepares students for, and helps them gain admission to, top-tier private day, boarding, parochial, and specialized public high schools that support a pathway to college. 100% of De La Salle students are placed in boarding, independent day, parochial, and specialized public high schools. We have been funding this school since 1991.