Schedule a Stallion for a Day Visit

Stallion For A Day

An opportunity for rising 8th grade students to experience a day in the life of a Saint Francis DeSales Stallion!

  • Observe and participate in classes

  • Meet our award winning faculty and staff

  • Tour the school with a DeSales student guide

Stallion for a Day visits are held every Wednesday and Friday.  The day starts at 7:30 AM, includes a complimentary lunch, and concludes at 1:30 PM. 

To schedule a Stallion for a Day visit, contact Tim Jewett, Admissions Counselor at

If you are interested in being a Stallion for a Day, please take a moment to RESERVE A SPOT TODAY!

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Eucharistic Adoration on Friday, December 1

Friday, December 1, we will celebrate Eucharistic Adoration at the school. The day will begin with Mass at 7 a.m. in the chapel followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament for the entire school day. Eucharistic Adoration will close with Benediction at approximately 2:45 p.m . We would like to invite parents to sign up for a holy hour during the day to come and pray for the students, faculty, and staff. If you care to just drop in and make a visit to the chapel during the day, you may do that as well. 

Contact Bill or Mary Beth Hinger at or call 614-560-1555 with any questions. 

The intention of the upcoming Eucharistic Adoration is to pray for the members of our senior class as they discern their final post-secondary education plans, and in light of growing divisiveness in our world may our Church serve as a sanctuary for those who are fleeing political or religious persecution.

Engineering Symposium, November 16

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The following engineering careers will be represented:

  • Aeronautical 

  • Architectural

  • Biomedical

  • Chemical

  • Civil

  • Computer / Software

  • Electrical

  • Industrial

  • Material

  • Mechanical

  • Robotic

  • Welding

This Friday is Homecoming!

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Join us for the 2017 Homecoming Game on Friday, October 20!  

All Alumni are invited to join us in the Alumni Tent, located in the North End Zone.   You can enjoy food, beverages and fun with your classmates starting at 6:00 PM.  

Stay and enjoy the game from a field-level view as you root the Stallions onto victory against Winton Woods starting at 7:00 PM!

2017 Homecoming
October 20
6:00 PM Alumni Tent Opens
7:00 PM Kickoff (DeSales vs. Winton Woods)

Attention SFD Alumni Band Members!

The St. Francis DeSales High School Marching Band is inviting all past marching band members to join them on the field during the Homecoming Game on October 20. Mr. Steller would like those interested to meet in the Band Room at 6PM.


Traditions Mass & Breakfast - October 20

An annual event where current students invite Stallion alums back to DeSales for a mass and a breakfast.   The students will be contacting alumni to attend the event to be held on October 20, 2017.  

Class of 2017 Homepage

Relive the 54th Commencement of St. Francis DeSales High School and view the impressive listing of the colleges/universities the Class of 2017 will be attending in the fall, the scholarships they were awarded, and recognition of other academic and athletic honors by clicking here!  

2017 Stallion Golf Outing (8/6/17)

August 6, 2017
New Albany Links


What:  It serves as one of the three event fundraisers for St. Francis DeSales High School co-curricular programs while at the same time provides a fun, competitive, and social gathering with friends.

When:  Sunday, August 6, 2017

Where:  New Albany Links

12:30 p.m.   Check -in
1:30 p.m.    Shotgun start
6:30 p.m.     Dinner, Award Prizes and Raffle Drawing


The following are sponsorship opportunities for the Stallion Golf Outing (50% of the sponsorship proceeds are directed to a co-curricular program of the sponsor’s choice):

$200 Hole Sponsor: 
Signage on a hole at the event, name in the event program, and name on the event page of the SFDHS website.

$1000 Premier Foursome Golf Sponsor: 
• Recognized as a Premier Foursome Sponsor for the Stallion Golf Outing. Signage on the sponsored reserved table, name in event program, event sponsor name mentioned during the event, hole sponsor signage, 4 mulligans, 4 additional drink tickets, and inclusion as an event sponsor on the event page of the SFDHS website. 
• (4) golf reservations

For additional sponsorship opportunities with St. Francis DeSales High School please view our Stallion Sponsorship Opportunities.

*the Stallion Golf Outing has reached a maximum number foursomes - registration is closed

SFDHS Football presents a Night of Tradition

1997 Division-III State Champions

1997 Division-III State Champions

The St. Francis DeSales Football program is pleased to announce that this year’s Night of Tradition on July 29th will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of our 1997 Division III State Championship Team.  The 1997 season provided great memories ending with an appearance in the school’s fourth State Championship Game and achieving the school’s second football State Championship with a dramatic 17-14 victory over Youngstown Chaney at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium, in Massilon, Ohio. We expect many players and coaches from the ‘97 team will be in attendance to reunite, reminisce, and celebrate!

2017 Alumni Award Winners Announced

Join us for the 12th annual St. Francis DeSales High School Alumni Awards of Distinction dinner on Friday, May 19, 2017 as we honor the 2017 recipients.  The reception will begin at 6:30pm, followed by dinner at 7:00pm in the DeSales cafeteria.  Tickets are $25 each.  

RSVP to Arius Cook at 614-267-7808, ext. 117 or via email to by May 15, 2017. 

Sr. Sharon Goodburn Award
This award is given to alumni who have actively shown their dedication to St. Francis DeSales High School after graduation by volunteering their time and efforts to their alma mater. 

2017 Recipient:  Dr. Frank Beickelman, 1984

Msgr. James Berendt/Patrick Rossetti Award
This award is given to two alumni who have excelled in their professional careers and exemplify the DeSales mission to live a positive, productive life. The recipients of this award are examples of how the lessons learned at St. Francis DeSales High School promote continued excellence after graduation.

2017 Recipient: Joe Moreno, 1965 and Tim Bezbatchenko, 2000

Forest "Treeze" Sharrock Award
This award is given to alumni who have brought honor to St. Francis DeSales High School through their dedication to serving the community which they live through special projects and volunteer work, and by setting an example for others in their community.

2017 Recipient:  Fr. David Young, 1996

Young Alumni Award
This award is given to two recent graduates of St. Francis DeSales High School, 10 years out or fewer, who have taken the values learned during their high school career to serve his/her community and share their commitment to excellence in all aspects of their daily life.

2017 Recipient:  Nicole Ciminello, 2008 and Patrick Omameh, 2008

Barbara O'Riordan Award
This award is given to an individual who did not graduate from DeSales but has given his/her continued dedication and support to DeSales in a variety of ways.

2017 Recipient:  Mike Murray and Bill Steller

2016 Alumni Awards of Distinction Recipients

Pictured, from L to R: Christine Julian '85, Jennifer Myers '86, Fr. Stash Dailey '00, Mary Callaghan (posthumously - Jerry Callaghan), Mike Duffy '88, Dominic Tiberi '77, Mary and Ed Miller (posthumously - Ryan Miller '03), Patrick Chapman '84

Pictured, from L to R: Christine Julian '85, Jennifer Myers '86, Fr. Stash Dailey '00, Mary Callaghan (posthumously - Jerry Callaghan), Mike Duffy '88, Dominic Tiberi '77, Mary and Ed Miller (posthumously - Ryan Miller '03), Patrick Chapman '84

Parent Volunteers Still Needed for Urban Plunge

Parent Volunteers Still Needed for Urban Plunge

We need Virtus Certified adult volunteers to Chaperone the Urban Plunge on March 6, 7, and 9. Volunteers will need to arrive at the school at 8 a.m. and meet in the Chapel. Adults will then accompany students to the various service sites. You will return to school by 2 p.m. for a closing ceremony which will go until 3:00 p.m.

Email Nichole Fox at or sign up here!

Women of DeSales Mass and Breakfast, February 25

All women associated with St. Francis DeSales are welcome to join us for mass, followed by a complimentary breakfast on February 25 at 9:00 AM.  Jeanne Lennon, owner of Lennonheads Salon, will be the keynote speaker.  This is a wonderful (free!) event and a great way to start your Saturday morning.

Click here to register for the event!

CFTK Dodgeball Tournament - February 20

The Corral For The Kids Dodgeball Tournament is coming up on February 20th, and registration is due February 15 (next Wednesday). The cost is $5 per player ($50 per team).  Registration forms and fees should be turned in to the office - there is a turn in bin on the counter.

Get a team together to help us in the fight against childhood cancer!

Junior Parent Guidance Presentation, March 7

Join the Guidance department for an informative evening concerning the college application process. A panel of professionals from a small and big university, parents with students in college, and two alumni currently attending college will speak on their experiences. 

When:  March 7 at 7:00 p.m. 
Where:  SFD Cafeteria

St. Matthew 8th Grade Spaghetti Dinner - February 11th

Come and support the 8th graders of St Matthew School at this year's Spaghetti Dinner.  The event is being held Saturday, February 11th from 4:30-8:00pm at St Matthew School in Gahanna. Menu includes: spaghetti, meatballs, salad, rolls, dessert and beverage. The cost is $8 for adults, $6 for kids (12 and under) or $30 per family (immediate members only please). The proceeds benefit the class Legacy Gift and Scholarships. To add to the fun a raffle and 50/50 will be held.

Buon Appetito!

2018 England and France Trip

St Francis DeSales is excited about our 3rd trip combining two of Europe's great countries and capitals, France (Paris) and England (London).  On this trip we strive to create a packed, educational, and safe tour to ensure the greatest enjoyment of cultural, historic, and even culinary experiences. We will visit several northern French cities and France's busy and beautiful capital, Paris, the city of lights.  We will also visit the Normandy beaches of WWII including the American cemetery.  You will walk through amazing, charming, and picturesque port cities.  Then take a high speed train, the Eurostar, under the Channel and into the city of cool, London.  

Stallions stop for a photo in Prague during the 2016 International Trip

Stallions stop for a photo in Prague during the 2016 International Trip

  • Day 1 - depart from the US to our destination, Paris!
  • Day 2 - Tour the great city and visit some of the cities most memorable sites.
  • Day 3 - visit one of the world's greatest museums, the Louvre, and see the Mona Lisa, the Winged Victory, Venus de Milo, and other masterpieces of art.  Night boat ride on the Seine river and a view of Paris at night atop the Eiffel Tower.
  • Day 4 - Travel to Normandy and the ancient city of Rouen, where St Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in 1431.
  • Day 5 - visit the beautiful and picturesque port towns of Etretat and Honfleur.
  • Day 6 - We will visit the D Day beaches, site of one of world history's most important battles, where the allied invasion of Europe during WWII took place.  Then visit the medieval walled city of St Malo.
  • Day 7 - Mont St Michel visit
  • Day 8 - Chartres and back to Paris  
  • Day 9 - We will take the Eurostar high speed rail to London.  We will travel under the Channel through one of man's greatest engineering feats.  We will then have a walking tour of London and hang out in the artistic, fast-paced Covent Garden section of London.
  • Day 10 - More of London and for those of you interested everything from Fish 'n Chips to a play in London's theater district.
  • Day 11 - We must return to the US, and this is the day we do it.

What the tour includes: round trip flights, ground transportation, breakfast and dinner, hotels, Eurostar, entrance into all sites on the tour, several other smaller items

What the tour does not include: lunch, personal spending, tips (which will be collected before we leave)

For questions, please contact either Mr S Ulry at or Mrs H Evans and

Feast Day Mass, January 24, 2017

We will celebrate the Feast Day of our patron saint next Tuesday, January 24. All alumni and friends of St. Francis DeSales High School are welcome to attend mass at 9:45 a.m. Bishop Frederick Campbell will preside at the mass. We hope you can join us!