Welcome From Our Head of School

Community is one of FXW’s defining qualities. It is this inclusive community that first drew me to the School three years ago and makes the educational experience distinct. Community truly defines who we are. Faculty and staff refer to our community’s palpable, engaging energy. Parents often say they are grateful to be a part of such an exceptional place of inclusion and belonging. Others simply refer to FXW as “their second family.”

We are a community of faith. You will see a unique model of Catholic education for an ever-changing world; a progressive approach to a rich tradition. With dual religion tracks, our students live, learn and work with one another with respect and understanding of each other’s religions, creating a diverse community, reflective of our great city.

We are a community that serves others. Service to others and the values of our namesake, Mother Frances Xavier Warde, are visible in our actions and service projects, an integral part of the FXW curriculum. Throughout Chicago and beyond, parents and students continue to volunteer outside of the opportunities available at school through our Living the Legacy Program.

We are a community committed to innovative education. Learn how our teachers support each child’s developing sense of curiosity, interests and talents through vigorous and imaginative exploration of essential concepts, skills and experiences in academics, the arts and athletics. Our graduates go on to be critical thinkers and leaders in their community.

We are a community that is purposely diverse and intentionally inclusive. Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. By inviting all the neighborhoods into our School, we show the value and respect toward all cultures. We seek out diversity and rejoice in the gifts that an inclusive community has in a global society.

I encourage you to spend time on our website to learn more about our exceptional program and invite you to visit our School to see for yourself who we are at FXW.


Michael Kennedy