Welcome from Our Head of School


One of FXW’s defining qualities is that of community. It is this inclusive environment that I was immediately drawn to when I visited the school over the past year.  As I stood before the student body, Board of Trustees, faculty and staff, parents and friends at the end of year mass to receive a blessing on my new endeavor as the next Head of School, I was deeply moved and keenly aware of the responsibility entrusted upon me to ensure that the rich legacy of our Founders endures long into the future. I invite you to visit our school today and experience who we are at FXW.

We are a community of faith:

You will see a unique model of Catholic education for an ever changing world; a progressive approach to a rich tradition. With dual religious tracks our Catholic and non-Catholic students live, learn and work with one another through respect and understanding, creating a diverse community reflective of our great city.

We are a community that serves others:

Service to others and the values of our namesake, Mother Frances Xavier Warde, are visible in our actions.  Over 7000 hours were committed last year to the greater Chicago community and other worldwide organizations.

We are a community committed to innovative education:

Learn how our teachers support each child’s developing sense of curiosity, interests and talents through vigorous and imaginative exploration of essential concepts, skills and experiences in academics, the arts and athletics. Our graduates go on to be critical thinkers and leaders in their community.

I look forward to sharing it all with you.


Michael Kennedy

FXW Head of School

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120 S. Desplaines St., Chicago, IL 60661
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