While at FXW, Ms. Reiling has spearheaded several key initiatives including, the co-teacher program for the primary grades, laptops for middle school students, and key curricular improvements that have changed the direction of the academics at the School. Students take more classes in foreign language (Spanish and French), get extensive language development in speaking, writing and literature, and take rigorous math and science classes. Her move to allow more student support through a well-funded resource department of school psychologists, resource teachers and a speech pathologist has allowed the entire school to be run like a gifted program. Students graduating from The Frances Xavier Warde School regularly get accepted at the leading high schools in the city.
- All of Chicago’s children deserve an exceptional education.
- Children of all faiths learn from one another and celebrate their shared values.
- A school must prepare children to succeed not only as students, but also as citizens and leaders in a changing world.
These ideas gave rise to the vision for FXW – a challenging, Catholic school with a community as vibrant and heterogeneous as the City of Chicago itself. With a bold vision and humble beginnings, we have become one of the most academically challenging and sought after schools in Chicago. FXW remains a visionary and innovative school, one that continues to grow and evolve to better serve students, families and the city that it calls home.
We hope you enjoy your visit and invite you to sample the “FXW Experience.”