DeSales is a self-sufficient Archdiocesan-sponsored Catholic high school for boys, serving families in and around the Louisville area.
DeSales is a learning community made up of its students and their families; its faculty, staff and administration; its alumni; and, community supporters.
The mission of St. Francis DeSales High School is to provide each student a unique learning experience that daily recognizes his God-given dignity; promotes his spiritual, academic and personal growth; guides him to more fully live a Christian values-based life; challenges him to achieve high standards in pursuit of ever higher goals; and instills confidence in his ability to successfully face the future.
The DeSales learning community seeks to nurture the unique talents and abilities of its members by providing a variety of learning experiences both in and out of the classroom.
It sets standards in all areas and holds each member accountable for meeting these standards.
It continues to be an educational leader by encouraging and promoting best practice and by proactively addressing the ever-changing needs of the community.

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De Sales High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Kentucky for:

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Sports offered

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Most
Year Founded
1956

Student Body

Total Students
347 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
18%
State avg.: 11%
Students by Grade
De Sales High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses Offered
Average ACT score
23
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Khaki pants, tie, dress shirt, polo shirt)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
Justin Lewis

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Academic Team, Ambassadors Club, CABO, Chemistry Club, Chess Club, Environmental Club, Key Club, KUNA, Math Team, National Honor Society, Peer Leaders, Student Government, Technology Leaders, Yearbook Club

School Notes

  • DeSales is a self-sufficient Archdiocesan-sponsored Catholic high school for boys, serving families in and around the Louisville area. DeSales is a learning community made up of its students and their families; its faculty, staff and administration; its alumni; and, community supporters. The mission of St. Francis DeSales High School is to provide each student a unique learning experience that daily recognizes his God-given dignity; promotes his spiritual, academic and personal growth; guides him to more fully live a Christian values-based life; challenges him to achieve high standards in pursuit of ever higher goals; and instills confidence in his ability to successfully face the future. The DeSales learning community seeks to nurture the unique talents and abilities of its members by providing a variety of learning experiences both in and out of the classroom. It sets standards in all areas and holds each member accountable for meeting these standards. It continues to be an educational leader by encouraging and promoting best practice and by proactively addressing the ever-changing needs of the community.
Profile last updated: 08/17/2021

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I had an excellent experience at DeSales. I was academically and socially prepared for college and still use the life lessons I learned in high school today. A wonderful school and community.
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