Frances Xavier Warde School

Tel: (312)466-0700
  • 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 AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1989

Student Body

Total Students944 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
51%
State avg.: 31%
Students by GradeFrances Xavier Warde School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers63 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size22 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNov. 1 / Feb. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost$11,950
Tuition NotesPreschool rates are dependent upon the number of days child attends & full or part time - details on school web site
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant$5,600
Admissions DirectorSue Smeaton
Admissions AssociateAnnessa Staab

Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Flag FootballSoccer,
SoftballTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

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

Club or Organization:
Chess

Arts and Music Programs:
Beginning Band

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. 
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