La Salle Institute admits first girls since 1850 founding

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TROY – Monday marked the first day of school at many schools across the country, including La Salle Institute in Troy. This year at the Catholic school is different.

In addition to slacks and loafers, there are skirts and knee socks.

The school admitted its first class of young women since its founding in 1850.

There are more than 60 women admitted.

To accommodate the young women, the school remodeled locker rooms, restrooms and added sports teams for girls.