News and Announcements

FXW and the Great Chicago Blood Drive

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In partnership with the American Red Cross, ABC-7 hosted the Great Chicago Blood Drive on Wednesday, January 15 at the Merchandise Mart. To help promote the blood drive, the station ran extended coverage of FXW’s blood drive last May, which honored FXW Kindergartner Mary Kate Zweidinger. You can click here to view the coverage. FXW is proud to…

Big Chance Raffle 2020

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Do you want to support FXW and win $25,000?? Purchase a Big Chance Raffle Ticket for $100 for a chance to win the grand prize of $25,000** the night of Gala (February 22). In addition, there are five early bird drawings of $1,000 done the weeks leading up to Gala. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold…

Gala 2020: Then and Now

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Join us for FXW’s signature special event: our annual Gala! The Gala is FXW’s major fundraising event which celebrates our community and three decades of educational excellence in Chicago. Nearly 1,000 parents, teachers, alumni, and friends come together in an effort to raise more than $900,000 this year.   This year, the Gala will be held on…

7th Grade Girls Volleyball Win Championship

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Congratulations to our 7th Grade Girls Volleyball team who won the volleyball championship this year! They were the only team in their division to remain undefeated and only lost one set during the entire season! Amazing work, Jaguars…

FXW Celebrates 30th Anniversary

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Thank you so much to everyone who was able to attend our sold-out 30th Anniversary event last night at the Four Seasons. More than 500 guests came together to celebrate this incredible milestone for our School, and with current parents, alumni, alumni parents, current and former faculty, staff, board members, and our founders all in the same room, the…

Head of School Letter⁠—October 2019

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Dear Parents,As we welcome the fall season (just don’t look outside right now), the brisk weather serves as a reminder for us to stop and reflect on the start of the 2019-20 school year. By measure of our student morale, parent feedback, teacher accounts, and by most other metrics, the year is off to good start. At…

Rosalind Wiseman speaks in the Maggie Daley Speaker Series

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Thank you for attending the first event this year in the Maggie Daley Speaker Series, featuring bestselling author and parenting expert Rosalind Wiseman. During her talk, Rosalind addressed the issues our children face growing up in the age of technology and social media, recognizing that “schools are messy,” and conflict between peers and within schools is inevitable. Drawing inspiration from…

FXW Celebrates Diwali

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This week, students at our OSP campus (Preschool-Grade 3) participated in a campus-wide Diwali celebration! FXW families who celebrate Diwali led a presentation about the history and significance of the holiday and even performed a traditional dance. It was so special to learn about this important faith tradition from members of our own FXW community. Happy Diwali…

Congratulations, Cross Country Runners!

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Congratulations to all our runners who competed in their final CYO cross-country meet this weekend! Our 7th and 8th Grade varsity boys runners placed 1st overall!! Five of our runners placed in the top 10, including 8th grader Jack M. who placed 1st in boys varsity and 6th grader Leena M. who placed 1st in girls junior varsity. Amazing…