Frances Xavier Warde School

Tel: (312)466-0700
Grades: PK-8 | 944 students
EDUCATION IS A DISCOVERY OF UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES!  The Frances Xavier Warde School is a Catholic elementary school in downtown Chicago that provides an academically excellent, values-orientated education to students of all ethnic, religious, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
 FXW partners with its families, nurtures faith development for its Catholic students and engages all students to learn about and respect other faith traditions.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1989

Student Body

Total Students 944 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Frances Xavier Warde School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 63 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 22 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Nov. 1 / Feb. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost $11,950
Tuition Notes Preschool rates are dependent upon the number of days child attends & full or part time - details on school web site
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $5,600
Admissions Director Sue Smeaton
Admissions Associate Annessa Staab


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Flag FootballSoccer,
SoftballTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Beginning Band, Boy's Choir, Chess, Drama Troupe, Extended Day Program, Girls Choir, Student Council Beginning Band, Boy's Choir, Chess, Drama Troupe, Girls Choir, Extended Day Program,
Student Council,

School Notes:

  • FXW Philosophy:  To intellectually challenge students ina cooperative learining enviornment that fosters a positive self-image, encourages independent thinking and and an enthusiasm for learning while acting responsibly for oneself and others. 

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Cornerstone Academy (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is State Of Il Child Development (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is State Of Il Child Development (0.4 miles away)
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  • Chicago
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    0.4 miles
    160 N Lasalle St
    Chicago, IL 60601
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    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    0.6 miles
    446 E Ontario Street , Suite 150
    Chicago, IL 60611
  • Chicago
    Grades: PK-KG | 51 students
    0.7 miles
    540 N Lake Shore Dr Ste 2
    Chicago, IL 60611
  • Chicago
    Grades: PK-8 | 486 students
    0.7 miles
    Lower School - 1431 N. North Park Avenue, Middle School - 363 W. Hill Street
    Chicago, IL 60610
  • Chicago
    Grades: PK-8 | 89 students
    0.8 miles
    900 N Franklin St Ste 104
    Chicago, IL 60610

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