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Academics

Building a Foundation for a Lifelong Journey of Learning

St. Francis de Sales Parish School enjoys a 75 year tradition of academic excellence.

Preschool

St. Francis de Sales early childhood program attends to young children in their burgeoning engagement with the world around them, nurturing their curiosity and fostering the competency human beings require for self-worth. At our school, we believe in instilling strong values and virtues in our young learners, fostering a deep sense of compassion, kindness, and respect. Our dedicated educators are committed to providing a holistic education that encompasses not only intellectual growth but also spiritual and emotional well-being. Surrounded by a supportive community of families who share similar beliefs, your child will thrive in an atmosphere that encourages love, understanding, and acceptance. We invite you to join our close-knit community, where we celebrate the joy of learning, the beauty of faith, and the boundless potential of every child. Embrace a preschool experience where your child can grow in both knowledge and faith, laying a strong foundation for a lifetime of learning and spiritual fulfillment.

Kindergarten

St. Francis de Sales offers a full day Kindergarten program that is directly aligned to the academic content standards set forth by the state of Ohio and the Diocese of Cleveland. While providing your child with a challenging curriculum, we also strive to offer a learning environment that is safe, fun, and centered on Christ.

We use a variety of whole group, small group, and independent learning opportunities, which enables us to meet the needs of each and every student. The use of technology through computers, Promethean boards, and iPads is incorporated into all subject areas as well. We also value the importance of student centered free play activities as an important part of the children’s growth and development.

1st - 4th Grade

Students gain a strong foundation on which to build their future success. Our rigorous programs, extensive enrichment opportunities, and supportive environment allow students the opportunity to grow in mind, body and spirit – the mission of our school. Students are led by expert teachers who work hand-in-hand with every student to ensure they develop a love of learning while mastering essential skills and developing strong character. Our core curriculum emphasizes studies in reading, writing, and math along with providing extensive enrichment courses in the arts, physical education, critical thinking, and Spanish.

5th - 8th Grade

Our middle school curriculum develops in each student the skills and foundations necessary to be successful in later academics. Students may participate in any of our academic and technology clubs. They also have the opportunity to pursue many co-curricular activities including fine and performing arts and a wide selection of athletics programs.