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Congratulations on your admission to the Saint Francis DeSales High School Class of 2023!

Welcome to the official webpage for the Class of 2023.  Specifically designed for you; check back for updates, important dates, class information and much more!  


Class of 2023 Summer Prep
July 8-26, 2019

The Summer Prep Program is a three week program designed to transition incoming freshmen into high school life at St. Francis DeSales High School. The program provides enrichment in core courses (theology, mathematics, language arts and science) as well as study skills necessary to be successful in a college prep curriculum. In addition, students will participate in small group and individual exercises designed to develop leadership, teamwork and camaraderie within the Class of 2023.

Classes will be held Monday through Friday, July 8th through July 26th from 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM at St. Francis DeSales High School.  All classes will be taught by St. Francis DeSales High School teachers.

The Summer Prep Program fee is $150.00.  

Please complete the registration form below and return it with a $50.00 deposit by May 1, 2019.  The remaining $100.00 must be submitted by June 1, 2019. 

Please make all checks payable to St. Francis DeSales High School.

Transportation Information

  • All current Saint Francis DeSales High School families utilizing Columbus City Schools Transportation do not need to complete a new registration form. The Columbus City Schools Transportation Office will simply advance the students up one grade level and all route details for 2019-2020 will stay the same.

  • Students new to Saint Francis DeSales High School (Including Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students) who currently utilize or want to request Transportation Services from Columbus City Schools must complete the online application at www.ccsoh.us/transportation.aspx by Friday, June 14th.

  • For all other districts (i.e. Gahanna Jefferson Public Schools), please contact your local office directly for renewal purposes.

  • Please contact Assistant Principal, Mr. James T. Jones Jr. at 614-267-7808 x.115 with any questions.

Class of 2023 Summer Events

July 13 10:00am-12:00pm - Mother's Club "Gently Used" Uniform Sale
Held in the Franciscan Center (Northeast corner of the building)

July 17 12:00pm-6:00pm - Educational Apparel Uniform Sale
Educational Apparel will bring their supplies to SFDHS and will be selling uniforms from our school cafeteria.  Stop by and stock up for the 2019-2020 school year!  Please find attached information regarding St. Francis DeSales High School school uniforms.

July 8-26 8:30am - 12:00pm - SUMMER PREP PROGRAM 
A three week academic course  held in July designed for incoming freshmen to prepare for the high school transition.  The program focuses on study and note taking skills necessary for success at the high school level.  Please find a registration form attached - we have a few openings left!


August 8 7:00pm - FRESHMEN ICEBREAKER 
The Administration of St. Francis DeSales High School welcomes the members of the Class of 2023 and their families through a very special prayer service at St. Matthias Church.   At the conclusion of the prayer service, we will walk across to SFDHS for a Class of 2023 icebreaker.  While the incoming freshmen are dancing the night away in the cafeteria, parents and family are invited to a social in the Senior Courtyard.  

August 14 9:00AM-2:00pm - FRESHMEN ORIENTATION  

Held the week before school starts, this full day event will prepare you for a successful start to your career.  Participate in “An Amazing Race” to learn the necessities for opening week.

August 21 - FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL   

*Please keep in mind that incoming freshmen must complete a physical prior to the first day of school. For a copy of OHSAA approved physical forms, please click here.

Meet the Guidance Staff
Students and counselors will continue to work together throughout their high school career

The Guidance Department at St. Francis DeSales High School is comprised of four counselors, each of whom is assigned students at each grade level according to their last names.

Rick Baker A-D

Rick Baker
School Names (A - D)


Katie Shelton
School Names
(E - L)


Carli Urcheck
School Names
(M - R)


Dan Rotella
School Names
(S - Z)


Nicole Swisher
Director of Aquinas Program



Follow St. Francis DeSales on Social Media
Engage with us online!

Our Facebook page is a great way to connect with the school.  We share news, photos, events information, and inside scoop good for Stallions everywhere!  "Like" the St. Francis DeSales High School page!

Our Twitter feed is one way we get out events info, campus news and other updates.  Frequently it's how we learn - and share - what is new and exciting among the SFDHS family.  Follow us at SFDStallions!

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Countdown to your first day at St. Francis DeSales High School!

Important Information

Academic Resources
Academic Calendar
Family Handbook
Compliance Form

Athletics Resources
Athletic Calendar
Athletic Handbook
Athletic Website
DeSales Athletic Association (DAA)
New Student Physical Form

Directions and Transportation
Transportation to SFD
Directions to SFD

Medical Forms

Mothers Club

SFD Spirit Shop
Uniform Provider


Important Dates

Summer Prep
July 8-26, 2019

Freshmen Orientation
August 14, 2019, 9AM-2PM

First Day of School (2019-20)
August 21, 2019