Salesianum School

Salesianum School educates and develops the whole person based on the spirituality of Saint Francis de Sales, whose teaching can be summarized in "Live Jesus.".

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Top Ranked DE School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 925 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $19,500
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Oct. 27 / Aug. 23 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Salesianum School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Delaware for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
925 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
Salesianum School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
58 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
18 students
Number of AP Courses
26 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Physics C: Magnetism, AP Physics I, AP Physics II, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Capstone/Research, Capstone/Seminar, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, English Language and Composition, English Literature, Environmental Science, French, Human Geography, Latin, Music Theory, Physics C-Mechanics, Psychology, Spanish, Statistics, U.S. Government and Politics, United States History, World History
Classroom Dress Code
Shirt and tie, dress pants, jacket

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Oct. 27 / Aug. 23 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
We offer Merit-Based Scholarships and Fine Arts Scholarships. Need-based financial aid is available for families that apply.
Admissions Director
Mark Winchell
Admissions Associate
Barbara Palena



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
58 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Academic Challenge, Alliance, Aquarium Club, Aviation Club, Black Student Union, Bring Change to Mind, Card Club, Cartoon Club, Chess Club, Chinese Culture Club, Comic Book Club, Computer Programming Club, Crossword Puzzle Club, Culinary Club, Delaware Math League, Dodgeball Club, Dungeons and Dragons Club, Ethics Bowl, Fantasy Football Club, Film Club, Fly Fishing Club, Hermanos Unidos, Intramural Sports, Japanese Culture Club, Literary Magazine, Liturgical Music Ministry, Lunar Expedition, Meditation Club, Mini-Stick Lacrosse Club, Mock Trial, Model United Nations (UN), Mountain Bike Club, Music Analysis Club, Music Programs, National Honor Society, Outdoor Adventure Club, Peer Counseling, Ping Pong Club, Psychology Club, Robotics, Rosary Club, Salesians for Life, Salesians in Action, Salesians Without Borders, Salesianum School Theater, SalsReview: Our School Newspaper, Science Olympiad, Scuba Diving, Spikeball, Stay Woke, Stock Market Club, Strategy Board Game Club, Video Game Club, WSAL, Yearbook, Yoga, Young Democrats, YSDA Young Republicans

School Notes

  • Salesianum School is a brotherhood of faith and learning committed to educating the minds and hearts of students. It is an all-boys Catholic college-preparatory high school in Wilmington, Delaware, founded in 1903 by the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales. With a commitment to academic excellence, it offers a rigorous curriculum, dynamic extracurricular activities, an inclusive community, and an emphasis on character development through service and leadership designed to challenge and inspire its students. The school emphasizes critical thinking, creativity, and intellectual growth, preparing young men for success in higher education and beyond. Our students are called by the timeless words of their patron, St. Francis de Sales, to "Be who you are and be that well."
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Salesianum School cost?
Salesianum School's tuition is approximately $19,500 for private students.
What sports does Salesianum School offer?
Salesianum School offers 21 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Cycling, Diving, E-sports, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Sailing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Winter Track and Wrestling. Salesianum School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Delaware for most sports offered.
What is Salesianum School's ranking?
When is the application deadline for Salesianum School?
The application deadline for Salesianum School is Oct. 27 / Aug. 23 / rolling (applications are due on Oct. 27 / Aug. 23 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

Our son is about to graduate from this outstanding school. He has been prepared both mentally and spiritually for the rigors of a widely respected University. This private all-male High School remains a beacon in academia as it prepares the entire young man, mentally as well as spiritually for the challenges of a new America.
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Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Top Ranked DE School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 925 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $19,500
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Oct. 27 / Aug. 23 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Wilmington, DE is $16,885 for elementary schools and $20,575 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Wilmington, DE is 88% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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