DeSales Catholic School is a successor to the Catholic schools established in Lockport by the Sisters of St. Mary Namur and the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales. In upholding these traditions, our Catholic faith is woven into every minute of each school day.
As our young scholars move through their early years they will learn to better understand their own uniqueness in God's eyes and become more aware of His beauty in their world. From there they begin to explore the concept of God as a loving Creator and His love for us manifested in Jesus Christ.
With these understandings students move on to a deeper study of the Church as community, its mission, structures, and the Sacraments all of which help them to better grasp our faith’s call to lead a moral life, based on the example of Jesus' teachings. Thorough a study of the 10 Commandments, Beatitudes, and the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy, students will develop a sense of personal responsibility to imitate Jesus.
From here, upper elementary students engage upon a comprehensive study of the seven sacraments to achieve a better understanding and appreciation of Jesus in their lives. The uniqueness of the Roman Catholic Church and Eucharistic Liturgy (Mass) are also emphasized.
Finally, middle school students discover the richness of our Judeo-Christian roots and develop an appreciation for the Old Testament as God's living word for us today and explore the person of Jesus and the New Testament, with special emphasis given to the mysteries of our faith and concepts of the Church. Ultimately, upon graduation, students are challenged by the call to Christian morality; to be leaders of the Church within society.