Admissions Process

All students who complete the application process prior to the deadline are considered for enrollment at FXW. However, due to the high volume of applicants, we cannot guarantee enrollment to all who apply.

We look for …

  • Children who meet social and academic expectations as determined by an admissions committee.
  • Parents with a strong commitment to the mission and culture of our School and who want to make a long-term commitment to The Frances Xavier Warde School.

Many factors are considered when reviewing admission applications…

  • Our current enrollment and the culture/climate of each grade level.
  • Current academic information (student grades, teacher recommendations and test scores).
  • Parent interviews.
  • Our Mission; we are a diverse community, culturally, religiously and socioeconomically.
  • We give enrollment preference to siblings of current FXW families.

Read below for an overview of our process.

Step 1: Inquiry Form»
This form only takes a few minutes to complete and provides us with general information regarding the applicant and the parents’ preferred contact information. Please click here to access the FXW Inquiry Form.
Step 2: Virtual Tour or Virtual Information Event»
  • It is strongly advised that applicant parents attend either a Virtual Tour or one of our virtual informational events.
  • Virtual Tours are offered Oct – Jan and last approximately 45-60 minutes. These tours are led by a member of our Admissions team and advanced registration is required through the Admissions Portal.
  • Informational events give applicant parents the opportunity to learn more about FXW, engage with our faculty, and garner an overview of our distinct mission and academic programming.
  • Check out our Visit Us page for more information on upcoming events and tour information.
Step 3: Online Application»
  • The application process begins once we receive your child’s completed application form and the $65 application fee.
  • In addition to the application, parents are asked to complete a Parent Survey. This survey allows parents to shed light on the uniqueness of their family and  their reasons for applying to The Frances Xavier Warde School.
Step 4: Getting to Know Your Child»
A member of the Admissions Team will reach out with further details regarding this step based on the grade level your child is applying for.

Step 5: Parent Interview»
Parents are invited to register for a 30-minute video conversation with a member of our Admissions Team.  These conversations give us the opportunity to get to know each family, learn more about the applicant, and to clarify the unique mission of our FXW community.
Step 6: Admission Decisions and Notifications»

Admission decisions are made by a committee comprised of the admissions team, school administrators, teachers and specialist as needed. Admissions decisions are shared via email in accordance with the notification dates set forth by LMAIS.

  • Sibling applicants will be notified on February 8, 2021.
  • 3-year-old preschool applicant notifications will begin on February 12, 2021 and admissions will continue to roll through Spring 2021.
  • 4-year-old preschool applicant notifications will begin on March 1, 2021 and admissions will continue to roll though Spring 2021.
  • Kindergarten applicant notifications will begin on March 1, 2021 and admissions will continue to roll though Spring 2021.
  • Preschool and Kindergarten family response deadline is March 15, 2021.