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About DeSales

Mission Statement

St. Francis DeSales High School shapes young men to be moral, ethical and responsible leaders by providing a personal, comprehensive, Catholic education based on the pillars of Faith • Brotherhood • Tradition.

Statement of Philosophy

DeSales High School is an all-male, college-preparatory Catholic school committed to the total development of its students. Inspired by principles articulated at its founding in 1956, DeSales presents young men an education which fosters their spiritual, intellectual, social and physical growth. This cultivation of mind, spirit, and body has an immediate objective of preparation for post-secondary success with an ultimate mission of guiding them to be competent, concerned, responsible and ethical builders of God’s kingdom.

DeSales provides challenging, engaging studies in a personalized learning environment, giving special attention to the academic and social needs of each individual student. Embracing high standards of character, commitment, and achievement, DeSales encourages students to think critically and creatively and to act ethically. To these ends, DeSales utilizes proven and effective modes of instruction to educate each individual based on the pillars of the DeSales experiences: Faith • Brotherhood • Tradition.

Admissions Policy

DeSales High School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its admission policies, educational policies, scholarship and financial aid programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.