Frances Xavier Warde School

  • 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.

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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 Students969 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
41%
State avg.: 30%
Students by GradeFrances Xavier Warde School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers71 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chicago
    Grades: NS-8 | 573 students
    1.4 miles
    226 W Schiller St
    Chicago, IL 60610
    (312)266-3381
    1.4 NS-8
    573
  • Chicago
    Grades: PK-8 | 80 students
    0.8 miles
    900 N Franklin St Ste 104
    Chicago, IL 60610
    (312)944-5600
    0.8 PK-8
    80
  • Chicago
    Grades: PK-12 | 1137 students
    1.5 miles
    59 W North Blvd
    Chicago, IL 60610
    (312)582-6000
    1.5 PK-12
    1137
  • Chicago
    Grades: NS-5 | 521 students
    1.7 miles
    814 W. Eastman Street
    Chicago, IL 60642
    (773)506-2097
    1.7 NS-5
    521
  • Chicago
    Bennett Day School
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    Grades: PK-12 | 155 students
    1.2 miles
    955 W. Grand Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60642
    (312)236-6388
    1.2 PK-12
    155

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