The educational program at De Sales nurtures each child’s natural curiosity. Small class sizes, individualized instruction, progressive curricula, and dedicated teachers prepare our students to assume responsible and productive roles in society.
Ours is a very personal and family-like environment where all of us take a special interest in every child. We are able to do many all-school activities in which older students work with and assist younger students, forming unique and lasting bonds. All the students know each other, and teachers and staff know all the students. It’s a great atmosphere!
De Sales offers many resources for your child
Extended Learning Program (ELP) for students needing extra support, with Differentiated Instruction in the classrooms to accommodate all learning levels.
In-school guidance counselor on staff
* IMac and PC desktop computers in our lab * MacBook Learning Lab * Apple iPads * High speed cable and wireless Internet access * Projectors and Smart Boards in classrooms * Students trained in keyboarding and computer applications beginning in kindergarten!
Title I Reading
Special Education Services
All Keystone AEA services
Free health screening regularly provided
Delicious home-made breakfasts and lunches!
Affordable annual tuition. Tuition assistance is available for qualifying families.
National History Day
Bi-Annual Eagle Bluff Environmental Camp
Bi-Annual Urban Immersion Retreat
Shared-time opportunities at South Winneshiek School for grades 5-8, including band, art, physical education, and sports
Liturgy planning and participation
Catholic Schools Week special events
D.A.R.E. (Drug Awareness Resistance Education)
Student planning and participation in weekly liturgies
Teachers as spiritual companions
Guidance, Human Growth & Development classes in a Christian context
Gospel values infused in all curricular areas
Tradition of Excellence
We are committed to the highest quality in education, offering a complete palette of programs and resources for students in preschool and grades kindergarten through eight. We are dedicated to promoting and nurturing the development of each student’s unique and individual potential through an education permeated with Christian values and ethics.
De Sales School maintains an open enrollment policy for students inside and outside the South Winneshiek school district. Non-Catholic students who understand the basic philosophy and goals of our school are very welcome!
As a parent, one of your most important decisions is that of choosing the education that will most benefit your child. We are firmly committed to the values of Catholic education and feel certain of its lifetime benefits. We’d be most happy to have your child become part of our family. You won’t be disappointed! Please feel free to call with any questions, or stop in any time for a visit!