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Renowned for engaging faculty, visionary leadership, and devoted support staff, Saint Francis de Sales School is respected for its academics, co-curricular programs, and commitment to the high ideals of a Catholic education. It is an education that inspires students to Learn, Believe, and Soar.

Our Mission

Saint Francis de Sales, a parish Catholic School, is found in prayer and openness to the Spirit of Jesus. It is the school’s mission to enhance the Roman Catholic faith life of each child in all phases of education and to develop gifts to glorify God and serve others. Each child will learn, believe, and soar to their individual potential.

Belief Statements

We Believe...

  • In proclaiming the Gospel message and infusing it in all subject areas.
  • In collaborating with parents in educating their children in the Catholic faith.
  • All students have a right to a safe, loving, Christ-centered environment.
  • By implementing the Diocesan curriculum, which aligns with the Ohio Academic Standards, all students have the opportunity to learn to their highest potential.
  • In being of service to the community, fostering peace and social justice, as well as preparing the children for their vocation in a global society.


St. Francis de Sales School is fully accredited by the Ohio Catholic School Accreditation Association (OCSAA) and fully licensed by the Ohio Department of Education.


St. Francis de Sales opened its doors to the children of the Portage Lakes Area in September of 1950. The school has grown from 4 classrooms with 174 students to its present 18 classrooms. St. Francis de Sales School serves the surrounding communities of Coventry, Green, and Manchester.

Learn More

To learn more about Saint Francis de Sales Parish School or to arrange a personal visit, please call 330.644.0638 or the Parish Office at 330.644.2225

School Office Hours:
Weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Saint Francis de Sales School
4009 Manchester Road
Akron, Ohio 44319
"Be who you are and be that well."
-St. Francis de Sales

St. Francis de Sales

Saint Francis de Sales was born in 1567 and is the patron saint of writers. He earned a doctorate in both canon and civil law from the University of Padua. He was a priest and Bishop of Geneva. His book, Introduction to a Devout Life (1609), addresses how ordinary life can become extraordinary with God. Pope Alexander VII canonized him.
Friendship begun in this world will be taken up again, never to be broken off.
-St. Francis de Sales




"There is nothing small in the service of God."
-St. Francis de Sales
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