Apply to FXW

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.  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 Questionnaire.  This questionnaire allows parents to shed light on the uniqueness of their family and their reasons for applying to The Frances Xavier Warde School.

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Applications are now open for the 2022-2023 school year.

Age Requirements
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.
Limited spots available in select grades for 2022-2023

LMAIS Teacher Recommendation Form (if attending an early childhood program). Due by January 15, 2023

  • LMAIS Teacher Recommendation Form
  • LMAIS Principal Recommendation Form
  • Standardized Test Scores (if applicable)
  • Most recent report card (2021-2022)

  • LMAIS English Teacher Recommendation Form
  • LMAIS Math Teacher Recommendation Form
  • LMAIS Principal Recommendation Form
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Most recent report card (2021-2022)

A copy of your child’s birth certificate must be submitted in conjunction with your child’s application.  This can be done online with the application or by mailing a copy to:

The Frances Xavier Warde School
Attn: Admission Office
751 N. State St
Chicago, IL 60654

FXW requires that all students be properly immunized pursuant to the provisions of the State Health Department regulations.

It is the policy of the School not to discriminate in violation of the law on the basis of age, race, sex, gender, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disability which are unrelated to the ability to work or enjoy the benefits of the School’s programs, facilities, or services. All persons are encouraged to apply.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Based on receipt of federal financial assistance through a Paycheck Protection Program loan administered through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) under the CAREs Act, the Frances Xavier Warde School acknowledges its obligation to prohibit discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, citizenship status, genetic information, handicap or disability in admissions, access, employment, tuition assistance, educational policies, or other school administered student and employee programs and activities.  Questions regarding the School’s compliance with the application and administration of the School’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to Karen Moore, Chief Financial & Operations Officer, 1 E. Superior St., Chicago, Illinois 60611, (312) 268-2505,, or Quamika Pickens-Harris, Director of Human Resources, 1 E. Superior St., 6th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60611, (312) 268-2553,, or to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) or to the SBA.  Please refer to the School’s SBA Non-Discrimination Compliance Policy on the School’s website for information on how to file complaints with OCR or the SBA.

This notice will remain in effect until the School has satisfied and paid off the SBA Paycheck Protection Loan.