St. Francis De Sales School

The Main purpose of St. Francis De Sales School is to provide our students a Catholic Marionist tradition education which includes character development to be reverent and responsible citizens with academic and technological skills to be successful in the changing world.
St.Francis de Sales is a model school for BLENDED LEARNING, integrating the use of technology, individual instruction and teacher lead instruction. Benefits of Blended Learning: Direct instruction is given by teachers to small groups of students working at similar levelsThis means that each student receives more direct and appropriately leveled teacher attentionComputer-based work is adaptive and adjusts to deliver challenge, reinforcement, or remediation in real time based on student needThis benefits students who may need additional support or more challenging opportunities than what might typically be provided in a whole-class situationTeachers can assign computer-based lessons that reinforce key pieces of information and skillsTeachers have access to academic performance data that is updated daily--teachers can communicate precisely where your student performing relative to the beginning of the year and in comparison to national averagesAll students are eligible for awards and incentive programs based upon meeting or exceeding growth targetsThis focus on growth means that all students have the opportunity to be recognized for hard work, even if they start the year below grade level.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other religious school association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedVery Mild Learning Disabilities
Year Founded1877
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students240 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade St. Francis De Sales School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio18:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size24 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(White or light blue collared shirt and Navy Blue dress pants; girls Navy skirts & jumpers.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJul. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,200
Tuition NotesWe are a C.I.S.E. school offering tuition assistance through C.I.S.E. and the The Catholic Education Fund. We are an Ohio EdChoice Provider. For questions and a Registration packet contact the school office. Non-refundable Registration fee $100 per family.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMs. Joanne Browarsky, Principal
Admissions AssociateMrs. Lynn Mills


Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Football, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballFootball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Art Club, Children's Choir (Collaboration with Christ Church Cathedral), CISE Leadership Scholars, Various Community Service Projects

School Notes

  • St. Francis de Sales offers the following services and activities to our parents and students:
  • Title 1 Reading and Math
  • After-school Tutoring Program
  • Computer Lab
  • Science Lab
  • Library with Internet Access
  • After-school Care program (grades K-5)
  • Art, Music and Physical Education Classes
  • Teens Acting for Peace (Collaboration with Purcell Marian and Moeller High Schools)
  • Active Parent-Teacher Organization
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    Cincinnati, OH 45202
    (513) 721-7778
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    0.1 miles
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    Cincinnati, OH 45206
    (513) 751-1230
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