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Registration Process

Schedule a Tour

One of the best ways to learn about DeSales is to visit us!  Private tours are available year round. Contact Mrs. Kim Knuutila at  (716)433-6422  x407 to schedule a time for your family to visit our beautiful campus.

Ready to begin the application process?

Current Student preferred registration begins in January.  DeSales operates on a rolling admissions basis, and all classrooms are filled first come, first served. To apply for admission to DeSales, you will need to complete the checklist below.

  • Complete:
    • New Family Application 
    • Student Registration Form 
    • Diocese of Buffalo Cumulative Record form 
    • Textbook Request form 
    • Automatic Tuition Payment Authorization
    • Transcript Request (students in 1st-8th grade) 
  • Provide a copy of the student’s Birth Certificate
  • Pay Registration Fees ($100 New Family Fee, $100 Student Registration Fee)
  • Schedule Student interview with Principal (students in 1st – 8th grade)

All of the Admission forms can be found at  Completed paperwork may be dropped off to our Main Office. When we have received everything on the checklist above, your child’s spot is officially secured. A health packet and physical form will also be required prior to the start of school.

View the current tuition and fee schedule 

To enter Kindergarten in September, the student must be 5 years old by December 1st of their Kindergarten year. All students entering Kindergarten must submit a copy of a birth certificate and, if applicable, a baptismal certificate upon registration. All newly enrolled Kindergarten students participate in Academic screening in June.

Transfer Student Interview:  Students wishing to Transfer to DeSales Catholic School in grades 1 through 8 must also schedule an interview with the Principal, and supply academic records from their current school.   All acceptances are provisional until all records are received, and it has been determined that DeSales Catholic School can serve a student’s particular needs.  

DeSales Catholic School LogoDeSales is a regional Catholic elementary school, located in the Town of Lockport NY, within the Diocese of Buffalo. The school is a designated STREAM school, a center of excellence that inspires individual students to reach their greatest potential, both inside and outside the classroom, while providing students with the fundamental building blocks to be innovative, critical-thinkers, and responsible future leaders.