DeSales Catholic School

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DeSales Catholic School Photo #2 - Our students enjoy Art, Music, Spanish, Physical Education, Technology and Library. These "specials" are an important part of our curriculum.
DeSales Catholic School Photo #3 - Outdoor recess is an important part of our school day.
DeSales Catholic School Photo #4 - Faith is an important part of our school day. We practice the Catholic faith but welcome students of all faiths.
DeSales Catholic School Photo #5 - Students at DeSales enjoy atheltics including basketball, track, swimming, soccer, softball and volleyball. Students as young as Kindergarten can participate.
DeSales Catholic School Photo #6 - Community and service to others are important at DeSales. We have partnered with a number of community partners to provide a comprehensive education t o our students.
DeSales Catholic School Photo #7 - DeSales is a growing and vibrant school community comprised of exceptional students, dedicated faculty, committed parents, and active alumni.
DeSales Catholic School Photo #8 - Be a Part of Something Great! Now enrolling in preschool and kindergarten through grade 8! This year we successfully offered our students 5 days of in-person learning, even amidst a pandemic, student enrollment is up 12%.
DeSales Catholic School Photo #9 - "Our son's education at DeSales Catholic School has been a shining light in a year of uncertainty." Marnie Morello, DeSales Parent
DeSales Catholic School Photo #10 - At DeSales we proudly offer a variety of preschool options. Full Day and part-time options for 3 and 4 year old students.
DeSales Catholic School is the only Catholic school in Eastern Niagara County and serves families from 9 local Districts.
DeSales offers a safe, faith-based environment that fosters the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, social and physical development of each student from Early Childhood (age 3) through 8th grade. DeSales students continue to outperform their public school peers on national and NY State standardized tests.
DeSales offers art, music, and Spanish classes for grades K-8.
Students with special needs receive physical therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy services at DeSales provided by the Lockport City School District.  DeSales Catholic School...The start of something great!.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 420 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
420 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
DeSales Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
18 students
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Algebra - Gr 8, Living Environment - Gr 8
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
(School uniform for Kindergarten through Grade 8)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Registered Catholics receive discount with church approval; additional need-based aid is available to families of all faiths
Admissions Director
Kim Knuutila


Total Sports Offered
8 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
Annual Broadway-style Musical, Instrumental Music Lessons, Middle School Chorus, National Junior Honor Society, Student Community Service, Student Senate

Club or Organization:
Coding Club, Destination Imagination, Robotics Club, STREAM Clubs

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Girls Running Club

School Notes

  • Tuition Assistance Available
  • Transportation Available
  • WiFi Networked building with Smart Boards, iPads and Laptops for students
  • Before and Afterschool Childcare available
  • Full and Half Day Preschool classes for 3 and 4 year olds
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 420 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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