St. Joseph School-La Salle (Bacolod), Inc. (SJSLSI), was founded in 1960 by Bro. Francis Cody, FSC and was registered with the SEC on November 7, 1979. It started out as Immaculate Conception Free School in 1954 to carry out the mission of St. John Baptist De la Salle for the poor and the working class. Likewise, earlier an adult secondary night school was established in 1966. However, due to the adverse effect of the recession in the latter part of the 1960’s, the Immaculate Conception Free School was phased out in 1971. The teachers though were absorbed in the newly established St. Joseph’s High School. By SY 2005-2006, the institution started carrying the name “St. Joseph School-La Salle” to distinguish it from other schools that have a similar name and to directly identify it with the founder of De La Salle brothers. The school is located at Fr. Gratian Murray Street (former Sampaguita St), Baranggay Villamonte, Bacolod City. SJSLSI has a total of 101 regular staff and faculty, 4 project-based staff, and 5 part-time staff and 10 Board of Trustees.
This is St Joseph School La Salle Bacolod’s second renewal of its application for PCNC Certification. It was first granted a 5-year certification for donee institution status on May 31, 2005 which ended on May 30, 2010. On its renewal, it was granted another 5-year certification on August 6, 2010 which ended on July 1, 2015.
Animated by Lasallian values of Faith, Zeal for Service and Communion in Mission, the school dedicates itself “to provide accessible, excellent and relevant Lasallian education; form dynamic Christian community who are faithful servants of the society; and to advocate social transformation by building a culture of justice, peace and integrity of creation”. The school’s programs now focus on the following areas: pre-school, grade school and secondary courses.
Its sources of income include Donations, subsidy from government called GASTPE, tuition fees. and development fees. Total revenues received was Php 52,265,625.00 for the year 2015.They have an approved budget of Php 38,755,525.00 for the year 2015-2016.