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Welcome from Fr. Rose

Dear Friends of the Knight Community,
Hundreds of Knights are making a transformative journey at St. Francis de Sales School. With the companionship of a genuine brotherhood and under the guidance of a devoted faculty and staff, these young men have embraced teachings of St. Francis de Sales to “Be who you are and be that well.”
Since our opening in 1955, St. Francis de Sales School has served as a community resource. We began at the request of Bishop George Rehring, who invited the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales to found an all-boys college preparatory school in Toledo, the first since the Depression.
Today, we are stronger than ever. We provide a life-changing experience to young men and their families in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.
Our well-rounded program of academic, spiritual, social, and physical development forms leaders in the spirit of St. Francis de Sales.
Among our offerings:
  • The Salesian Leadership Initiative cultivates leadership among our students with intentional exercises and programming. Our Global Salesian Leadership Symposium is a renowned experience for youth in Toledo and abroad to encounter new, moral ideas.
  • Our MyPREP curriculum gives individualized attention to each student, helping them prepare for college and the professional world.
  • The Center for Advanced Scientific Exploration (CASE) combines classroom space and labs so that our long-tenured science faculty can facilitate learning and engage students. Our Student Achievement Center is staffed with tutors and academic assistants.
  • We are the unequaled leader among Northwest Ohio schools in athletics, with 29 state championships in seven sports, including football, basketball, hockey, tennis, wrestling, swimming and diving, and water polo.
Our 10,000 graduates include an Olympic bronze medalist swimmer and world-record breaststroker, two Tony Award winners, an Oscar nominee, an Air Force general, a Catholic bishop, and Toledo’s mayor. But we are most proud of the thousands of graduates who live moral lives as fathers, husbands, professionals, priests, and community leaders.
Thank you for your interest in St. Francis de Sales School. We look forward to welcoming you into the Knight family.
Go Knights!
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Rev. Geoffrey N. Rose, OSFS