News and Announcements

FXW’s Very Own Shark Tank

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…(Read More)

Head of School Micheal Kennedy welcomed guests to today’s Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day Mass, which was presided over by Father Tom Hurley. Father Hurley welcomed all faith traditions to this very special service. Grandparents and special friends alike joined us for a full day of visiting our students and becoming part of the…(Read More)

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from all of us at the Frances Xavier Warde School. Take a look at all the festivities in our full photo album…(Read More)

Annual Fund

In the late 1980s, Maggie Daley envisioned a school that embraced diversity in all its forms, a safe haven that would provide students both an excellent education and a strong moral compass. She approached Father Jack Wall, then pastor of Old St. Pat’s Church, who eagerly accepted the challenge, and together they collaborated with…(Read More)

Dear Parents, It’s all about perspective. As I begin my third year here at FXW, each day continues to bring something new and special. That freshness and constant sense of growth and discovery are what I have loved the most about my nearly 30 years as an educator. But before you start doing that…(Read More)

As a society, there is an extensive focus on test scores and too little focus on the whole student. Shifts in the standardized testing landscape are significant due to the adoption of Common Core State Standards, opportunities for digital platforms, and the move from aptitude to achievement tests (even at the college level). Two major…(Read More)

FXW 2nd grade co-teachers, Naomi Malutan and Cindy Herrera, are also co-teaching an undergraduate course for students in the Early Childhood Special Education program at Loyola University Chicago. The course, Inclusive Instructional Methods for K-2, prepares students to adapt curriculum and differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all students in their…(Read More)

First Day of School

The opening week of school has been filled with excitement as FXW students greeted classmates, explored classrooms and met their new teachers. View FXW first day of school photos for OSP and HNC here…(Read More)

Living the Legacy

Through our Living the Legacy program, students and their families continue their dedication to service by helping those in need throughout the Chicagoland area. We are excited for our first meeting on September 13, 2017 at 8:15 a.m. in the OSP Cafeteria to welcome former and new committee members for Living the Legacy…(Read More)

Preschool Orientation

Parents and preschool children are invited to a one-hour Orientation time to meet teachers and new classmates and to explore the classroom in a small group setting. Please review the Orientation Day flyer for the various preschool programs. In late August, you will receive a sign-up to arrange your orientation time…(Read More)