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Enrollment FAQS
For Incoming Freshmen: The first step to applying is to take the High School Placement Test. The next official testing date is Saturday, December 11. 
For Current High School Students: Please contact our  Admissions Office by email or (502) 883-4939 to set up a transfer consultation. An unofficial copy of the student's grades will be requested. 
Schedule a tour online or at (502) 883-4939. If you would rather be a part of a group tour, DeSales happily offers Discovery Days throughout the year, along with an annual Open House every November. 
Yes. While visitation is currently limited to one family at a time, we are allowing personal tours! Wednesdays are the recommended day for campus tours, but we are able to make accommodations for other days if necessary.
Masks and social distancing are required if not vaccinated.

If you would rather have a virtual tour, feel free to contact our Admissions Office or head to the Virtual Admissions Center.


Yes! DeSales High School is committed to making Catholic education affordable for all families. DeSales offers an array of need-based & merit scholarship options, as well as tuition assistance for families who qualify. Families can find more information & apply online. 
Yes. DeSales High School & Mercy Academy share a joint bus system providing transportation access across the entire Louisville Metro Area. Learn more online.  
Yes. To begin the transfer process, please contact our Admissions Office by email or (502) 883-4939. 
DeSales High School strives to offer the most personalized education in the City of Louisville. With an average class size of 14, and a student to teacher ratio of 12:1, DeSales is second to none at providing a sense of community in education.
DeSales' size provides students immediate access to our modernized campus, as well as our talented faculty and staff.  
Whether a student wishes to attend a 4-year college, trade school, the military, or is still trying to find his path, our individualized curriculum will guide him on his way. DeSales is proud to have a 100% College Acceptance Rate. 
The House System is compromised of nine "Houses" of approximately 35 students. 
Each house is compromised of freshmen through seniors, and students remain in the same House through all four years. Houses compete in a variety of contest that encourage unity and pride among our students. Each House has its own mascot, color, and student designed t-shirts. House Representatives also work closely with Student Government on school projects throughout the year. 

Immersion Week is a unique program at DeSales that provides high-interest, hands-on, interactive learning outside of the normal classroom experience.  Teachers work together to craft meaningful experiences for the students.  Significant time and planning goes into making these experiences spark the curiosity and interest of students.


Recent Immersion Week activities have included trips abroad to England, Spain, and Italy, excursions to Boston, Philadelphia and the Grand Canyon, college tours, career exploration in law enforcement and sports, and more.

100% of the student body participates in Immersion Week. Learn more here.