The curriculum of St. Francis de Sales School follows the guidelines and objectives detailed in "Teaching for the 21st Century," the graded courses of study for elementary schools, developed by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and adopted by the Department of Education, Diocese of Las Vegas.
The core subjects taught include: Religion, English, Math, Reading, Science and Social Studies. Students also receive instructions in Spanish, Art, Music, Physical Education and Computer Literacy. Middle School students are provided with Advanced Mathematics and Spanish instruction. The Catechesis of The Good Shepherd is our approach to faith formation for children in Kindergarten through Fifth Grades. In addition, students attend weekly School Masses.
Extra curricular activities include: Choir, Altar Servers, Student Council, National Junior Honor Society, Safety Patrols, Geography Bee, Spelling Bee, Science Fair, Science Club, School Newspaper, Yearbook, Cheerleading, Chess, Drama Ministry Club, Presidential Fitness Program, and sports activities sponsored by the Catholic Schools' Sports League.
To compliment the value systems of the school and family, an Extended Day Care Program is also offered. Quality care with a nurturing staff in a planned environment provides a rich before/after school experience.
Accreditation: Western Catholic Educational Association St. Francis de Sales Catholic School is accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA). WCEA accredits Catholic elementary and secondary schools in eleven western states (26 (arch) dioceses) and the US Territory of Guam. WCEA co-accredits and is in partnership with three Regional agencies (WASC, NAAS, NCA CASI) and two private agencies (CAIS and HAIS). WCEA began in 1957 in San Francisco and has a long and successful history of assisting school improvement through the accreditation process. is fully accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA).