391 Western Avenue, Albany, New York :: (518) 242-4731

Day Education Referral Process

To make a referral to Day Education, contact:
Mrs. Jessica Repko, Director of Admissions
Repko@LaSalle-School.org; 518-242-4731 ext. 219
LaSalle School  .  391 Western Avenue  .  Albany, NY 12203
Mrs. Marilyn Saunders, Associate Director of Educational Services
Saunders@LaSalle-School.org; 518-242-4731 ext. 213
LaSalle School  .  391 Western Avenue  .  Albany, NY 12203
Mr. Jim Meyer, Director of Educational Services
Jim@LaSalle-School.org; 518-242-4731 ext. 276
LaSalle School  .  391 Western Avenue  .  Albany, NY 12203


  • La Salle School works with adolescent males and their families between the ages of 12-18, who are in grades 6-12, and who are experiencing significant difficulties in their school, home, or community.
  • La Salle School’s junior / senior high school is located on our open campus, in a neighborhood community setting in Albany, NY.
  • Our intake process assesses whether the array of trauma-informed educational services we have available can address the educational needs of the student so they may develop the tools to achieve their highest educational potential.
  • Referrals from school district committees on special education can be mailed, faxed, or e-mailed to Jessica Repko, Director of Admissions (see below).

We are committed to making this process as convenient as possible.
We are strength-based, family-centered, and culturally-sensitive in our approach to children and families.

In order to properly determine if the student is an appropriate candidate for our day service educational program, we benefit from having the opportunity to review the following materials:

  • Committee on Special Education (CSE) information and current IEP
  • Behavior reports and assessments
  • Psychological evaluations and any applicable educational assessments
  • Psychiatric history, if applicable
  • Physical less than one year old, including up-to-date immunization records
  • School transcripts and most recent report card
  • List of current medications (if applicable)
  • Any additional information, not specifically requested, that would be useful in determining educational need
  • Be sure to let us know how best to contact you

If the review of this material indicates he may be a candidate for our program, our Intake Team will schedule a Intake Interview with the student and his guardian /  family. Our goal in this interview is to gather any additional information to assess our ability to meet his social, emotional and educational needs.

Our hope is to become part of the solution for children and families, not ANOTHER failure

During the intake interview:

  • Explain the therapeutic educational services offered by LaSalle School
  • Answer any questions pertaining to the services of LaSalle School
  • Explore initial and short-term goals, as well as strategies that may facilitate progress towards attaining both individual and familial goals.
  • Whenever possible, we conduct the interview on-campus to provide the student and his family the opportunity to tour the campus, and meet with staff. This has proven to be a key step toward early engagement.

The team involved at Intake considers numerous factors including, but not limited to, the degree of aggression and other key risk concerns, community and peer relationships, level of community adjustment, motivation for academic achievement, substance abuse history, significance of mental health concerns, and other prognostic indicators.