St. Francis Xavier School

808 Linden Ave
Wilmette, IL 60091-0600
Tel: (847)256-0644
Grades: NS-8 | 459 students
St. Francis Xavier School has been educating children along the North Shore for over 100 years.
 Our mission is to create a community of faith in action and excellence in academics.
 We partner with our parish to provide students with an environment of care and concern, high academic and social expectations, and role models to guide their actions and life choices.
 The school's academic and religious curriculum is complemented by the latest in computer and SMART Board technology, a Science Lab, an art studio, and a newly renovated library.
 Our teachers are among the most highly trained in the area and fully 75% hold advanced degrees and endorsements.
 They are creative, dedicated and committed to the parish.
 We have high expectations for our students and our size allows us to individualize instruction to a rare degree.  Also, because we are pre K-8, students of different ages interact often and well.
 Through the course of their time at SFX, students will grow from being the youngest in the building to being the oldest, and will understand and embrace changing expectations and responsibilities.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported SFX is able to accommodate mild learning differences with the assistance of reading specialists, math enrichment support, learning behavioral specialists and guidance counseling
Year Founded 1910
Awards  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2012

Student Body

Total Students 459 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade St. Francis Xavier School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 22 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $5,117
Admissions Director Colleen Barrett


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryFootball,
GolfTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. After School Clubs, Crusader Chronicle, One Heart Club, Scouting, Student Council, Teen Book Cafe One Heart Club, Scouting, Teen Book Cafe, After School Clubs,
Crusader Chronicle,
Student Council,

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Profile last updated: 07/16/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Roycemore School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Rose Hall Montessori School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Rose Hall Montessori School (0.5 miles away)
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