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Who We Are

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St. Francis Xavier is a Catholic grade school located in La Grange, approximately 15 miles west of Chicago, IL.. We serve families from over ten surrounding communities and continue to welcome students who might otherwise attend our well-regarded public schools. Our local community places a high value on academic achievement, which is reflected in the annual reports for surrounding public and Catholic schools. Families continue, however, to make the choice to send their children to Saint Francis Xavier School. 

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From PreSchool 3 through 8th Grade, St. Francis Xavier School's Mission is to provide students with academic excellence centered in the Catholic values of prayer, learning and service.    All grades offer academic excellence firmly rooted in our Catholic faith.

Beginning with our youngest students, the St. Francis Xavier Early Childhood Program welcomes children into a safe, consistent, nurturing environment that encourages the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth of children at their own rate. The unique personality, needs, abilities and learning style of each child are accepted and appreciated. The teachers work with the parents to make this experience the best for each child. 
  • PreSchool 3 options: 
    • 3 "HALF days" per week: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
    • 5 "HALF days" per week
  • Pre-K 4 options:
    • 5 "HALF days" per week
    • 5 "FULL days" per week
  • Kindergarten options:
    • 5 "HALF days" per week
    • 5 "FULL days" per week
  • B.A.S.E., our Before and After School Care program is on-site, and run by the Park District of LaGrange.


We Pray

  • Students attend mass on a regular basis.
  • ​Students plan and prepare grade level prayer services​
  • Religion is taught on a daily basis.


We Learn

  • St. Francis Xavier’s curriculum meets the requirements of the State of Illinois and the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office of Catholic schools. While our Catholic identity is a presence throughout our courses, our curriculum is comprehensive.
  • St. Francis Xavier School offers an integrated arts program which includes music, art, physical education, library, and Spanish programs.
  • Our technology specialists works with individual and grade level teachers to ensure that technology is interwoven into our curriculum.


We Serve

  • Our award-winning Service Program is unique to St. Francis Xavier School. Each grade level has a specific, dedicated theme which involves three components: education; reflection; and action.
  • St. Francis Xavier Parish runs an in-house Food Pantry and BEDS program at which our students frequently volunteer.
  • Our 8th graders spend their academic year in Religion focusing upon a Service theme of their choice developing, writing, and presenting the impact this theme has had on them.


Our 2 Campuses:

  • School Chapels
  • Dedicated Resource Rooms
  • State of the art Science Lab
  • Art & Music Rooms
  • Gymnasium with Stage
  • Lunch room / gathering space
  • Libraries
  • Technology
  • PreK 4 – K use interactive whiteboards; Grades 1-3 are 2:1 with iPads; Grades 4-8 are 1:1 with Chromebooks​
  • Ceiling mounted overhead projectors


No-Cut Athletic Program for Girls & Boys in grades 5-8:

  • Cross country
  • Track and field
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Football
  • Cheerleading