Thank you for your interest in St. Francis de Sales High School, home of the PIONEERS since 1939!

Celebrating our 75th year as the first co-educational Catholic high school in the city of Chicago has provided us an opportunity to recommit to our mission and re-evaluate our vision for the future here on the southeast side. We are excited to build on the solid foundation of academic excellence so important to the many men and women who served here over the years as administrators, teachers, mentors, coaches, and staff; to continue the spirit of the Blue and Gold, and the Pioneer Pride that encouraged determination, courage, cooperation, dedication, and perseverance in the classroom and the sports arena; and, to move forward in the call to live the Salesian virtues of gentleness, patience, humility, optimism, holiness, presence, and relationality.

Whether you are a current student or parent, a prospective student or parent, an alumnus or alumnae, or a community member and friend, thank you for stopping by the website. Please feel free to stop in on campus for a tour, an athletic event, or just to say 'hey'. 


Drop me a line via email at if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions.

In peace,


Janet Cobb, Executive Director