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Desales Catholic School

Private | PK-8 | 60 students

Our family environment offers students a quality education based on faith in God
 
 

 
 

Living in Lockport

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $98,300. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $660.

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5 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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Posted April 18, 2014

Our Great-granddaughter just entered this school for Pre-K. Her parents and us LOVE the way they introduced all of us to their teachers, curriculum, expectations, routines and overall experience. She has excelled in ALL her lessons, manners, sharing, and social well being, thanks to her teachers, Ms. Thompson and Ms. Klee, and the administration that took the time to really hire GREAT teachers. the entire school has he same attitude, atmosphere, and is a joy to know her future with them will only help to excel in all her future education. I pray that they will be awarded this honor, as they work hard to keep this school on the "A-list".


Posted September 10, 2013

Desales has a family atmosphere which promotes a well rounded education. It has small class sizes, with teachers who go above and beyond to insure the success of each student. Each classroom is equipt with a touch screen and computers so that the students become familiar with up to date technology. There are many opportunities for parents to participate either in class or from home. Parents and Grandparents feel comfortable to volunteer through out the year.


Posted January 3, 2012

DeSales is an awesome school based on family,God and a sense of community. The teachers and staff there are the best! They have a warm, genuine passion for education and our childrens success. I've subbed in 7 different school districts but DeSales always had a place in my heart of the closeness of family, friendship and quality education by those you can trust.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2009

My daughter is in her 2nd year at this school. She is currently in Kindergarten. She is very shy, and everybody has been terriffic with helping her feel comfortable and bringing her out of her 'shell'. It is a very close community. Parents are very involved in all aspects, from volunteering in classes, recess monitors, lunch monitors, extracuricular activities - everything. I always feel welcome by all the teachers and the principal whenever I am there - they never act like it is an intrusion to have the parents there. A very warm, caring community! Great education as well!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2009

My son is in their pre-K program. The teachers are amazing and it's been the best thing for him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2008

My son is completing his 3rd year at DeSales, and has had the perfect balance between education and discipline. I feel he is leaps and bounds ahead of comparable grade levels in the Public system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Couldn't ask for a more loving and caring atmosphere combined with extraordinary teaching and a committment to excellence.
—Submitted by a former student


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 52%
Hispanic 2% 21%
Black 1% 21%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% N/A
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:20 am
School end time
  • 2:50 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Scott C. Fike
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (716) 434-4002

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • None
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Community service
  • Cub scouts
  • Game club
  • National Junior Honor Society
  • Student council/government
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$3000 - $6000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Catholic Parish Assistance

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
local public high schools
local Catholic high schools
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6914 Chestnut Ridge Road
Lockport, NY 14094
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Phone: (716) 433-6422

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