On behalf of the students, teachers and staff, and Oblates who consider this school a second home, it is a very great honor to welcome you to Salesianum.
Salesianum means many things to many people. To some, it is a tradition of excellence in education and the academic, athletic, artistic and leadership opportunities our students have enjoyed since 1903. To others, it is a brotherhood, the unique experience of community that begins during high school but continues long after.
Most importantly, though, Salesianum is a vision of life, and of a better world. Our education is based on the belief that every life matters, that every present moment is an opportunity for growth, and that each one of us is blessed with gifts given to make a difference. "We all have a vocation," writes our patron, Saint Francis de Sales. "We must believe that God has called us to fulfill a special mission in this life that no one else can accomplish." Our success may or may not be expressed in terms of fame or fortune, but will always be reflected in a life lived well, beginning with daily interactions with those we meet each day, ordinary encounters which over time shape a lifetime of faithfulness.
A Salesian gentleman is called to be a man of humble faith, gentle strength, and persistent charity, not for himself, but for others, and for the world. His training for this meaningful life certainly begins at home, and it continues in the day-to-day life of a unique Salesianum education. Whether in the chemistry lab or the gym, on the stage or in the library, studying at home or doing service in the community, the succeess of a Salesianum education is measured not in what our students do, but in how they are called to do it. And through the education and development of the whole person - mind, body, and spirit - we measure that success one student at a time.
It’s happening at Salesianum. Please come see for yourself.
Fr. J. Christian Beretta, OSFS
1801 N. Broom Street
Wilmington, DE 19802