Facts and Figures

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  • De La Salle University was established by the Brothers of the Christian Schools in 1911 in Calle Nozaleda (presently General Luna St.) in Paco, Manila. It moved to its present location in Taft Avenue in the 1920s and was known then as De La Salle College.
  • The classes were conducted in Spanish for the first 125 boys of varying ages and grade levels who enrolled and began their schooling in June 1911.
  • The brothers were allowed to offer the full primary and intermediate programs
    (grades 1-4, 5-7) and a three-year commercial secondary school program.
  • The commercial High School Diploma was given for the first time to three graduates in 1915.

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