News and Announcements

Head of School Letter -- August 2018

| Head of School Letter

Dear Parents, Looking at the calendar and seeing “August” at the top always quickens my pulse a bit. I love the cycle of the school year, and the excitement and anticipation of a new year certainly gets the adrenalin going. Summer is a great time for us to pause and catch our breath, and then put the plans and pieces…

Conan @ FXW in 2012

| In the Loop

Conan ‘Obrien visited the FXW campus in 2012 to sing the blues with some of our 1st graders. Many of the students featured in the video graduated this weekend…

SET at the ATLIS Conference

| SET

In the spirit of cultivating a Culture of Continuous Improvement, maintaining balance in one’s life has been an ongoing objective for FXW students, parents, and faculty and staff. Our SET Program (Social Emotional Development & Technology) is one important way that FXW is partnering with parents to help establish this well-balanced lifestyle in our community. FXW’s SET Program…

Meet the Loyola Basketball Team

| In the Loop

The FXW community is invited to meet the Loyola Ramblers men’s basketball team – fresh off their NCAA Final Four run – on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the YMCA, 2700 S. Western Avenue. The event is a “Healthy Kids Day,” hosted by Louiza (Bo) Williamson, mother of FXW alumnus and Rambler player Lucas…

FXW Day of Unplugging

| SET

The SET Program has organized an FXW Day of Unplugging to run from Wednesday, March 7 starting at 3:15 p.m. through the end of the school day on Thursday, March 8. The goal is to have our school community spend the day connecting and learning without the use of any devices. Technology allows us to do a lot…

FXW Speaker Series

| Uncategorized

In addition to providing an outstanding education for our students, The Frances Xavier Warde School is also committed to offering learning opportunities for our parents and our friends from other independent schools throughout Chicago. We are excited to offer these events at no cost, but registration is required to allow us to best serve our presenters and our guests. Check…

Cardinal's Cup

| In the Loop

Last weekend, FXW and Sacred Heart competed in its annual Cardinal Cup Basketball tournament. While Sacred Heart won this year’s Cardinal’s Cup, it was a great demonstration of respect and sportsmanship of a compassionately competitive rivalry. Thank you for coming out to support our Jaguars. Click here to view the full photo album…

Week of Code

| SET

Preparing students technologically for what lies ahead has been a hallmark of an FXW education and experience. Throughout the year, we challenge our students as they continue to develop foundational computational thinking skills. As an extension of our strong STEM curriculum, for the fourth consecutive year, students in Kindergarten through 8th grade participated in a distinct FXW Week of Code…

SET and the Holiday Season

| SET

With the holiday season upon us, we’re sure everyone in your home is adding a new laptop, smart phone, tablet, or video game to their gift list! For many children it may be their first phone or personal device. With this in mind, the SET team would like to share some tips and resources on healthy and balanced guidelines…

FXW's Very Own Shark Tank

| In the Loop

During the past few weeks, 8 th graders have become budding entrepreneurs in STEM class. Modeled after the popular television show, Shark Tank, they have been creating products to help solve everyday problems. Tasked with creating a new business idea/concept to pitch to the “Shark” judges, students have been collaborating in groups to develop their business plans, research the…