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Saint Francis Xavier Parish


Welcome To St. Francis Xavier School!

Academic excellence centered in the Catholic values of Prayer, Learning and Service.

We are currently accepting registration for the 2024-2025 School Year. We would love the opportunity to welcome your family to SFX! 


Click the video above to learn more about SFX! 


There has been a lot of buzz about an October 2022 Wall Street Journal article on Catholic Schools leading the nation in test scores, while making a difference in students' lives. If you have not had the chance to read it, you can read the WSJ article HERE.


We are PROUD to report that the retention rate at St. Francis Xavier School in grades 1-7 from 20-21 to 22-23 is 96%.  This is ABOVE both the Archdiocese of Chicago and National norms. The average rate in schools in communities of similar income level as our was 92%.  The average retention rate for all school with the Archdiocese is 91%


We are excited to report that the Fall iReady scores at St. Francis Xavier School are once again ABOVE the National Board of Education Blue Ribbon eligibility standards for 22-23 School Year in all grade levels in reading and math!  We are proud of our hard working students, talented faculty & staff along with our dedicated parents for working as a team to keep our achievement standards high!  St. Francis Xavier School was awarded our 2nd National Blue Ribbon Award for Excellence in Education in the fall of 2020. Schools are eligible to apply five years after being the recipient of the award.



PROSPECTIVE FAMILIES - MAY WE PROVIDE YOU WITH MORE INFORMATION ON OUR SCHOOL?   Click on the link below.  We will follow up with a digital Prospective Family Information Folder, and answers to your questions.  We understand what an important decision this is.  Our Director of Marketing and Enrollment is here to help you every step of the way!  Questions?  Please email enrollment@sfxlg.org

2024-2025 ENROLLMENT:   The 2024-2025 Open Application period for families NEW to SFX School is now open!   Please click on the link and we will contact you with information on our Blue Ribbon School and enrollment information. 









For the second time, the United States Department of Education has recognized St Francis Xavier School, LaGrange IL as an EXEMPLARY HIGH PERFORMING NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL!  

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Erin Smith Director of Marketing and Enrollment Have pictures to share?  Please request access to folder below! Mrs. Smith's Photos . . .

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Early Childhood: Pre-School 3, PreK 4 & Kindergarten

  EARLY CHILDHOOD NEW FAMILY ADMISSIONS POLICY St. Francis Xavier School’s admissions process takes place primarily between the months of November and February, for new families who wish to enroll their . . .

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Elementary School ( 1 - 8* ) Admission

  ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ( 1 - 8* ) NEW FAMILY ADMISSIONS POLICY   St. Francis Xavier School’s admissions process takes place primarily between the months of November and February, for new families who wish to . . .

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Summer Reading ( Gr. 4 - 8 ) & Book Suggestions ( K - 8 )

  2023 REQUIRED SUMMER READING LISTS - GRADES 4 - 8 and BOOK SUGGESTIONS K - 8 CLICK HERE to access the 2023 Required Summer Reading Lists (4 - 8) and Book Suggestions (K - 8) Summer vacation . . .

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Junior Falcon Club - Students Preschool 3 through Grade 1

  A wonderful way for parents and their Preschool 3 through 1 st Grade child to become more involved in SFX sports and activities.   The JFC is a wonderful way for parents and their Preschool 3 through 1 st . . .

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BoxTops for Education

  BOXTOPS FOR EDUCATION In 1996. General Mills wanted to create a program to help support education and benefit America’s schools – and so, Box Tops for Education™ was born. As part of the initial test . . .

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  CHIP TIMED USATF CERTIFIED COURSE   This community building fundraiser is a tremendous SFX event.  It’s a great celebration of SFX, draws the community together, and raises terrific money for the . . .

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Golf Outing

  ANNUAL MEN'S & WOMEN'S GOLF OUTING   This annual event generates approximately $20,000 in revenue each year and is run by a small group of dedicated volunteers.  Even if you do not golf, there are a few . . .

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  Fundraising is an integral piece of the overall budget. Revenue generated from collected tuition fees and the parish subsidy do not cover all operating expenses.  There will be different programs and events running . . .

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Shop for SFX

  SHOP FOR SFX!   SCRIP GIFT CARD / SHOPPING PROGRAM   WHEN : Year-round CHAIR : Katie Lutzow    ShopforSFX@sfxlg.org   WHAT IS SHOP FOR SFX? . . .

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We Thrive

      Here at SFX we are committed to three guiding principles that our school community holds dear - . . .

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2022-2023 BASE Before and After School Extended Care at SFX

  Operated by the Park District of LaGrange and located on-site at St. Francis Xavier School, BASE - Before & After School Recreational Experience Child Care for SFX students in grades . . .

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Approved SAFE SNACK LIST (Peanut & Tree Nut FREE)

  Thank you for reading the labels and discussing the topic of safe snacks with your child! When choosing a peanut free snack for your child’s class, it is important to ALWAYS check the label on the package to make . . .

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ArtSmart at SFX

  ArtSmart is a SFX parent run program that has a long, positive history at St. Francis Xavier. The goal of the program is to teach students about artists and art forms by using an inquiry based discussion . . .

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  DirectorySpot - SFX School Directory   Directory Spot Website Login HERE  DirectorySpot makes keeping in touch with the St. Francis Xavier School community easy!  With both an online version . . .

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Room Parent List – coming soon 

    Room Parent List  – coming soon 

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School Hours, Drop-Off & Pick-Up Procedures

  SCHOOL ARRIVAL & DISMISSAL DOORS AND TIMES   ARRIVAL TIME Please do not drop your students off before 7:50 am when supervision begins.  Before school, there are supervisors on . . .

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School Uniform Information

  UNIFORM ESSENTIALS   CLICK HERE for  SFX School Dress Code .  All students in grades 1-8 are required to wear uniforms.  Preschool 3, PreK4 and Kindergarten students wear school . . .

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School Supplies by Grade

  2022 - 2023 School Supplies by Grade*   * School supplies may be purchased on your own, or conveniently ordered through the school vendor below.   For those who wish to . . .

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Health and Wellness

  STATE OF ILLINOIS STUDENT HEALTH REQUIREMENTS - 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR   PHYSICAL EXAMINATION / IMMUNIZATION RECORDS : Illinois State Law requires that all students prior to entering: . . .

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Archived Parent Newsletters

    2023 2024 Parent Newsletters Parent Newsletter- February 28 Parent Newsletter- February 21 Parent Newsletter- February 14 Parent Newsletter- February 7 Parent . . .

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Early Childhood Education at St. Francis Xavier


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Welcome to Early Childhood Education at St. Francis Xavier !

      EARLY CHILDHOOD DRESS CODE   The children in Pre-School, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten are to wear comfortable and school appropriate play clothes.  They do not have . . .

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School Advisory Board

  SAB - WORKING ON BEHALF OF OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY St. Francis Xavier School is fortunate to have an active School Board that works hard throughout the year on behalf of our school community. Visitors are . . .

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FSA - Family & School Association

  THE SUPPORTIVE LINK BETWEEN FAMILIES & SCHOOL The Family & School Association (FSA) is a parent organization whose goal is to help advance the Catholic education of our ch ildren and to . . .

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ANNUAL ST. FRANCIS XAVIER ALL-SCHOOL SERVICE DAY   Established in 2007 by a group of dedicated parent volunteers, our all-school Service Program exemplifies who we are as a school.  Throughout the school year, . . .

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