About Desales

At DeSales High School, we educate for life from a Roman Catholic tradition. Considering the unique needs of each student, we provide a rigorous curriculum enlivened by faith within a Christ-centered environment.

DeSales High School serves all families open to the ideals we embrace, as we strive to form the entire person: mind, body and spirit. We seek to impact the culture with a commitment to building a just society in light of the Gospel.

With our goal of Education for life, our continued characteristics of members of the DeSales community are;
  • To be of Service
  • To be Spiritual
  • To be Respectful
  • To be our Best


DeSales At-a-Glance


Academic Program    

DeSales High School students are required to earn 44 credits over a four year period.  There are seven periods each day.  A majority of students will earn more than the required number of credits for graduation.

Graduation Requirements

Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
Intro to Catholicism Old Testament Morality Social Justice
Church History New Testament Social Ethics Senior Project
English 9 English 10 English 11 English 12
Physical Science Biology U.S. History Government
Math Math   Economics
PNW History/Speech World History or AP European History    
P.E. P.E.    
Graduation Requirements in addition to those listed above:
  • Computer  -  one semester
  • Occupational Ed - one year  (Computer, Journalism, Independent Living, or 2-years Band)
  • Fine or Performing Arts - One Year (Art, Drama, Band)
  • Senior Culminating Project - Seniors are required to participate in a Senior Service Project through their Senior Religion Class
Strongly recommended for college bound students:
  • Spanish  - Two Years (minimum)
  • Math - Four Years

Elective Courses

English Math Science Social Studies
AP English 12 Algebra I Chemistry Sociology
Writing Essentials Algebra II Physics  
  Geometry AP Physics  
  AP Calculus    
  Discrete Math    
  Math Analysis    
  AP Statistics    
Religion Fine Arts Practical Arts Physical Education
  Art Computer Conditioning
  Band Independent Living Lifetime Sports
  Jazz Band Journalism  
  Drama Spanish I  
    Spanish II  
    Spanish III  

Additional offerings:

  • Teacher's Aid                         
  • Office Aid
  • Library Aid                            
  • PE Aid
  • Sacristan

College Credit            

Opportunities for college credit at all local colleges are available to students who qualify.

Community Service   

Community Service is required each year through Religion classes.  Senior Service Projects are initiated and evaluated through Senior Religion class.

Student Life               

Major activities offered include:
  • Band                          
  • Cheerleading                          
  • Drama
  • Girls' League             
  • Knowledge Bowl                   
  • Choir
  • Math Team                 
  • Yearbook                               
  • Student Government
  • National Honor Society


DeSales is a member of Blue Mountain League and District 9 conference:
Boys  Girls
Football Volleyball
Basketball Basketball
Baseball Softball
Track Track
Golf Golf
*Opportunities for other sports through the public school system are available for DeSales students.
Principal                   John Lesko
                                   919 E. Sumach
                                   Walla Walla, WA   99362
                                   (509) 525-3030
E-Mail                       desales@thewwcs.com


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DeSales High School 919 E. Sumach
Walla Walla, WA 99362
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