2019 Alumni Awards of Distinction


Congratulations to the 2019 recipients of the St. Francis DeSales High School Alumni Awards of Distinction!   We will celebrate the accomplishments of this outstanding group on Friday, May 17 at 6:30 PM in the St. Francis DeSales Cafeteria. If you would like to join us in honoring our distinguished alumni you may purchase your tickets using this link below

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.

2019 recipient:  Mark Zimmer '79 and Michael O'Connell '70

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.

2019 recipient:  Jason Meyer '03 and Michael Durbin '87

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

2019 recipients:  Dean Schockling and Ronald Reeb Sr.

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.

2019 recipients:  Cindy Hickey '83 and Larry Damato '79

Young Alumni Award
This award is given to 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.

2019 recipients:  Josh Dowling-Fitzpatrick '08

Event Date
Friday, May 18, 2018
St. Francis DeSales Cafeteria
6:30 PM


SFD Summer Camps

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Looking For Something Fun To Do This Summer?

Sign up for a Stallion Camp (or two!)

Our camps are a great way to meet new friends while improving your skills, whether it is in the classroom or on the athletic field. Check out the camps taking place this summer at SFDHS!

Check out the list of great camps that St. Francis DeSales has to offer by clicking here!


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Stay up-to-date and connected with St. Francis DeSales High School. Join a social media group to follow what’s happening on campus.

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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

To schedule a Stallion for a Day visit, contact Brennan Schlabig, Admissions Counselor at Schlabig@DeSales.co.

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

Blood Drive, April 3

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Blood Drive
St. Francis DeSales High School

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
7:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Parent walk-ins are welcome! Students - please contact Greta Cargin or Liz Renken, student Blood Drive Coordinators, to sign up. You must be 16 years old with a parent permission slip/17 years+ without a permission slip, and meet the weight/height requirements. Click here to learn more.

Co-Curricular Night for the Class of 2023 (3/13)

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Co-Curricular Night
Wednesday, March 13

Come meet with coaches, club advisors and directors to learn about the many opportunities that await you!  Walk through our club fair to discover student organizations that match your interest, meet athletic coaches and learn about upcoming open gyms and training sessions, or discover the arts!  This night is designed just for you and your parents!

Co-Curricular Night Agenda:
7:00-7:30 PM General Meeting in SFDHS Gymnasium
7:30-8:30 PM Club Fair AND Informational Sessions (Athletics and Arts)

Men and Women of DeSales Mass and Breakfast (3/16)

Men and Women of DeSales Mass and Breakfast

March 16, 2019
9:00 - 11:30 AM

All members of the St. Francis DeSales High School community are welcome to attend the Men and Women of DeSales Mass and Breakfast on Saturday, March 16 beginning at 9am. After celebrating mass and breakfast together, men in attendance will have the opportunity to hear from Mr. Pat Rossetti and all women will have an opportunity to hear from Mrs. Pam Heil. The event is free, but an RSVP is required.

Click here to register for the Men and Women of DeSales Mass and Breakfast!


Eucharistic Adoration, Friday (3/1)

On Friday, March 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 bill.hinger@gmail.com 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.

Purchase Your Tickets for Casino Royale (3/8)



Casino Royale is one of the major event fund raisers for the school that supports our curricular programs while at the same time provides a fun social gathering for our community. The evening offers a live and silent auction, great food from Carfagna’s, casino games including blackjack, craps, and roulette, and live music from the Street Players Band.

Click here for registration and sponsorship opportunities!


To help with the planning or on the day of the event, click here!

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 social gathering with friends. The evening offers a live and silent auction, great food, and casino games; plus live music from the Street Players Band!  Click here for more information.

CFTK Dodgeball Tournament (2/18)


Join us for a dodgeball tournament to benefit pediatric cancer on Feb 18th (President’s Day-no school)! It will be held in the St. Francis DeSales Gymnasium beginning with check in starting at 11. All proceeds benefit the Oncology department of Nationwide Children’s Hospital! Teams consist of 10 players (mix of schools and grade levels), the cost is $50 dollars per team ($5 per person). Food will be provided.

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

Want to support the event but don’t want to play? Come watch for $5 -- no registration required.

Robert J. Brennan named 12th Bishop of the Diocese of Columbus

Bishop Campbell presiding over Saint Francis de Sales Feast Day Mass on January 24, 2019

Bishop Campbell presiding over Saint Francis de Sales Feast Day Mass on January 24, 2019

His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed the Most Reverend Robert J. Brennan, currently Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Center, New York, as the 12th Bishop of Columbus. He succeeds Bishop Frederick F. Campbell, whose resignation and retirement, has been accepted by the Holy Father.

Bishop-Designate Brennan will be installed as Bishop of Columbus during a Mass on Friday, March 29, 2019. Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Campbell as Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Columbus, and he will continue to lead the Diocese until the Mass of Installation.

Bishop-DesignateBrennan sends his special greetings to the people of our Diocese, and you can view it below:


“As we begin this new chapter in the history of the Church here in the Diocese of Columbus, I humbly request that you keep Bishop Brennan and Bishop Campbell in your prayers.  May they be abundantly blessed now and always as they serve and minister to the people of God’s Holy Church, especially here in the Diocese of Columbus.”

- Dan Garrick, Principal


2019 Mother - Son Winter Chalet Dinner & Dance (2/10)


Join us for the Mother - Son 
Winter Chalet Dinner & Dance

Sunday, February 10
6pm-9pm at 
Villa Milano

Tickets are $25 per person. Doors open at 5:30pm.

Please email at least one (1) picture (maximum of three pictures) of mom and son for the event slideshow to Peggy Griffith at griffith@desales.co.

Register for the Class of 2023 Entrance Exam Workshop


JANUARY 12, 2019

All 8th grade students applying to St. Francis DeSales High School are required to take the St. Francis DeSales Entrance Exam on Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 8:30-11:30 AM. Students that submit an application by January 16, 2019 will be automatically registered for the exam.

SFDHS administers the High School Placement, developed by Scholastic Testing Services.  This exam is designed to recognize a student’s potential to achieve success in a college preparatory curriculum.

Academic Merit Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement and performance on the St. Francis DeSales Entrance Exam held on January 19, 2019.  St. Francis de Sales Merit Scholarships are $3,500 renewable scholarships and the Franciscan Sisters Scholarships are $1,500 renewable scholarships.  

Giving Tuesday / Holiday Give

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This campaign ended on November 28, 2018, but you can still make a gift to St. Francis DeSales High School!

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Discovery Night - November 28, 2018

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St. Francis DeSales Discovery Night
November 28, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Parents and prospective students are invited to attend these information sessions to discover how St. Francis DeSales provides a unique educational experience for you. Meet our administrative staff, as well as faculty members, that can answer your questions regarding curriculum, athletics, clubs and activities, service opportunities and financial aid.

Held in the Saint Francis DeSales cafeteria from 7:00-8:30 PM, limited space is available.  RSVP here.  Contact the admissions office at (614) 265-3380 or barber@desales.co with questions.

SESSION 3 - November 28th: Tuition Assistance and Scholarships, College Preparation, Athletic Programs

Volunteers Needed

Throughout the year, St. Francis DeSales High School facilitates many school activities, events, and projects. These events could not happen successfully without the assistance of our DeSales family.

Click the link below to see how you can match your skills and talents with the many volunteer opportunities available.