St. Francis DeSales High School (Columbus, Ohio)

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St. Francis DeSales High School
SFDHS Logo.png
4212 Karl Road


United States
Coordinates 40°3′11″N 82°58′29″W / 40.05306°N 82.97472°W / 40.05306; -82.97472Coordinates: 40°3′11″N 82°58′29″W / 40.05306°N 82.97472°W / 40.05306; -82.97472
Type Private, Coeducational
Motto Faith. Family. Tradition.
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Founder Monsignor James M. Berendt
Oversight Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus
Administrator Robert Dvorak
Principal Dan Garrick[1]
Grades 912
Enrollment 840 (2015)
Student to teacher ratio 17:1
Color(s) Purple and White[1]         
Slogan Empowering Students for Life
Athletics conference Central Catholic League[1]
Team name Stallions[1]
Publication The Mighty Pen
Newspaper The Quill
Athletic Director Tom Neubert[1]
Director of Admissions Julie Barber
Dean of Students Bill Steller
Director of Alumni Relations Tom Snyder

St. Francis DeSales High School is located in Columbus, Ohio and is part of the Catholic Diocese of Columbus. The school has an enrollment of approximately 840 students, in four grade levels.


St. Francis DeSales High School is located in Columbus, Ohio. Students come from the Columbus Public School District and suburban school districts: Big Walnut, Delaware, Gahanna Jefferson, Lewis Center, New Albany-Plain Local, Olentangy, Westerville and Worthington.


Founded in 1960, St. Francis DeSales High School began with the values of Faith, Family and Tradition. It is named in honor of St. Francis de Sales. The community was envisioned by Monsignor James M. Berendt who had been chosen to form the co-ed high school. Today there are over 800 students and the faculty and staff size has also grown.


St. Francis DeSales High School is the recipient of two Blue Ribbon Awards of Excellence in Education.

Clubs and activities

Over 90% of the students are involved in the arts, athletics, student government, or one of the many clubs and organizations offered on campus. The school offers Latin Club, Italian Club, French Club, Spanish Club, Chinese Club, Business Club, Engineering Club, St. Vincent DePaul, a National Honors Society chapter, Drama Club, Art Club, Student Council, Model UN Club, Mock Trial, Environmental Club, Corral for the Kids (benefits pediatric cancer patients), Run the Race Club (benefits Brian Muha Foundation), Ronald McDonald Baking Club, Rosary Making Club, Equus Literary Magazine, Math Club, Horizons (Liturgical Choir), Band, Flag Corps, Writing Club, Wrestling Stats, In-the-Know, History Club, Ski Club, Yoga Club, Student Ambassadors, Stallions for Health & Wellness, and Fishing Club.


Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships

Notable alumni/staff

External links


  1. ^ a b c d e OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Archived from the original on 2010-11-05. Retrieved 2010-02-17.
  2. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Wrestling". Retrieved 2007-02-12.
  3. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Basketball AA". Retrieved 2007-02-12.
  4. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Baseball". Retrieved 2007-02-12.
  5. ^ a b c d e OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31.
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