Welcome! Our approach to academics is centered on the six pillars of Salesian Spirituality: Optimism, Liberty of Spirit, Gentle Strength, Little Virtues, Spiritual Friendship and a Universal Call to Holiness. As our mission statement clearly states, the spiritual health of our community is vital to our educational success. We believe that students reach their potential when high school is not reduced to a checklist of requirements; but rather, when a focus is placed on community, relationships and a sense of belonging.
Since 1903, Salesianum has educated young men in the example of the Gentlemen Saint, Francis de Sales, who wrote, "Be who you are and be that well." This means that whoever he is, and whatever his skills and strengths, each student is guided towards becoming his own best self. Salesianum's unique approach to education focuses on intellectual and spiritual development above all else but also emphasizes community service as a cornerstone of a well-rounded Salesian education. 

Salesianum's college-preparatory curriculum cultivates a lifelong love of learning in our students. Rather than studying simply to earn good grades, students learn to pursue their academic passions in creative and innovative ways. Curriculum enhancements include technology integration, summer courses, exchange programs, and independent studies that foster abundant academic growth and development. Our rigorous academic curriculum is structured and taught in phases of difficulty. 

At Salesianum, phasing seeks to intellectually challenge students in a positive learning environment among peers. Each student is placed in one of our five phases in the Religious Studies, English, Social Studies, Mathematics, World Languages, and Science courses. The phases include College Prep Foundations, College Prep, Accelerated, Honors, and Advanced Placement. Differences between phases of the same course can include breadth and/or depth of content instruction, pacing, academic rigor, and homework expectations.

All courses are designed to prepare students for success in college and are customized to ensure that each student's unique schedule is tailored to his individual academic strengths and interests. Salesianum also provides educational support to students with learning differences. 

Salesianum is proud to have been chosen to offer the AP Capstone Program to its students. AP Capstone is an innovative program developed by the College Board that equips students with independent research, collaborative teamwork, and communication skills that are increasingly valued by colleges. Participants have the opportunity to earn an AP Capstone diploma in addition to their Salesianum diploma.

Graduates leave Salesianum prepared to face the challenges in higher education by:
  • Writing and thinking critically and analytically
  • Acquiring, interpreting, and discerning information objectively
  • Using technology proficiently and responsibly
  • Communicating effectively
  • Living with a mind open to learning and growth
Salesianum graduates are ready to contribute their gifts and talents towards making a positive and lasting impact on the world. This begins with 99% of our students matriculating into colleges across the United States.

Academics Staff

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Jude Szczerba

    Mr. Jude Szczerba 

    Dean of Academics
    (302) 356-2608
  • Photo of Marie Classen

    Mrs. Marie Classen 

  • Photo of Julianne Longo

    Mrs. Julianne Longo 

    Director of Curriculum and Instruction & English Teacher
  • Photo of William Sutherland

    Mr. William Sutherland 

    Director of Academic Initiatives