Admission Welcome

When finding the right school for your child, it is important to believe in the School’s mission and feel comfortable with its “way of life.” During the admission process, The Frances Xavier Warde School (FXW) seeks to provide prospective families with a clear picture of our School’s culture.

The admission process reflects our effort to share information while getting to know applicants and their families. Since our educational philosophy centers around the parent/school partnership, we look  for a  good match between family and school.

At FXW it is important that families understand, support and embrace our mission. If you have questions, please contact the Admission Team at or 312-268-2543.

Admission Team

Sue Smeaton
Director of Admission

Vinkeia O’Neill
Associate Director of Admission

Nikki Bowman
Admission Coordinator &
Preschool Teacher

  At A Glance
  Age Requirement
  • Preschool – children must be 3 or 4 years old on or before August 31, 2022
  • Kindergarten – children must be 5 years old on or before August 31, 2022
  FXW student/teacher ratio:
  • Preschool 10:1
  • Kindergarten and Primary grades 12:1
  • Middle school 24:1

  What You Should Know

  • ISACS (Independent Schools Association of the Central States) accredited
  • Community service project for every student beginning in preschool
  • Catholic and multi-faith religion curricula offered
  • Extended day program available at both campuses