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 $80 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.

Apply Online

Applications are now open for the 2024-2025 school year.

Age Requirements
Preschool – children must be 3 or 4 years old on or before Aug. 31, 2024.
Kindergarten – children must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31, 2024.
Online Application Deadlines for 2024-2025

Preschool and Kindergarten – Apply now – accepting applications for September 2024 enrollment.

Grades 1-8 – Feb. 15, 2024

*Applications submitted after the posted deadline will be reviewed based on availability, but timely submission is recommended.

Additional Required Documents

LMAIS Teacher Recommendation Form (if attending an early childhood program). Due by January 15, 2024

  • LMAIS Teacher Recommendation Form
  • LMAIS Principal Recommendation Form
  • Standardized Test Scores (if applicable)
  • Most recent report card (2022-2023)

  • LMAIS English Teacher Recommendation Form
  • LMAIS Math Teacher Recommendation Form
  • LMAIS Principal Recommendation Form
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Most recent report card (2022-2023)

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.