Welcome to St. Francis de Sales School
Rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, in the Roman Catholic Faith and Salesian Spirituality, St. Francis de Sales Parish School has provided an outstanding, Christ-centered education for families in the Portage Lakes area for over half a century. St. Francis de Sales Parish School staff recognizes that each child is created in the image of God. Through innovative and individualized instruction, we seek to train the intellect while integrating Christian values to equip our students with a faith filled vision of life. This unique approach to education sets St. Francis de Sales Parish School apart from other schools.
Our approach fosters an environment of care and respect for all, assists our students to build positive relationships, instills a life-long love of learning, and encourages each student to use their God-given talents to live a life of faith and make the world a better place. St. Francis de Sales Parish School is truly a safe and nurturing place where students can Learn, Believe, and Soar.
St. Francis de Sales Parish School is a Roman Catholic community founded in prayer and action, where we LEARN by, and BELIEVE in, living an authentic Christian life and SOAR through our commitment to academic excellence.
With a focus on academic excellence, we believe that each student is challenged to be an independent, self-motivated steward of their own learning.
Rooting in catholic tradition & salesian spirituality, each student strives to live the gospel message.
Each student will SOAR by serving God and others, aspiring to be responsible community members, and respecting themselves.
St. Francis de Sales Parish School knows the value of an excellent education is more important than ever. We offer a strong academic course of study permeated with the teachings of the Catholic faith that develops students’ analytical and creative thinking skills, cultivates students’ ability to communicate effectively, and prepares students to function in a highly technical world with a deeply human touch. Our engaging and knowledgeable faculty use innovative strategies to individualize instruction to meet each child at their current academic level and challenge them to achieve their best. Our entire community recognizes that diversity is a gift and each person is treated as a child of God. Whether our students are collaborating in the classroom, participating in a faith or service opportunity, engaged with up to date technology, or admiring God’s beauty in our outdoor learning lab, they are actively engaged in developing all the skills needed to be who God intended and be that well.
St. Francis de Sales Parish School is deeply committed to help each child foster a personal friendship with God. We strive to give each student a strong knowledge of our Catholic faith to empower them to lead a faith-filled vision of life and service.
Through daily prayer, weekly school-wide Mass, daily religious instruction, sacramental preparation, opportunities for frequent reception of the Sacraments, and Christian service projects, we strive to make the word of God come alive for our students. We desire to learn and exemplify the spirituality of our Patron, St. Francis de Sales.
St. Francis de Sales Parish School creates and sustains an environment that encourages students to develop an interior moral compass. Curricular and co-curricular programs offer a variety of opportunities for students to exercise Christian leadership and nurture human and spiritual growth. These ideals and leadership stay with our students long after they have walked our hallways.
Our CYO athletics are known for their well-coached teams and competitive sportsmanship that maximizes student fun, fundamentals, personal achievement, and spirituality. These co-curriculars allow our students to realize the world beyond themselves and transform their everyday learning into acts of heart, mind, and world changing action.