"We strive for academic excellence while nurturing a call to serve others."
Students enrolled 598
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School leader Ms. Debra Rodde
Transportation options None
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145 N Waiola Ave
La Grange, IL 60525

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(708) 352-2175
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5 stars
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April 27, 2014
My school is St. Francis Xavier LaGrange Illinois. Our school motto is "We pray, we learn, we serve" and our children live this every day. Our students are academically challenged, our principal and teachers are dedicated and talented and the parental commitment is beyond words. My eldest started school at St. Francis in 2002 and we have been there ever since. It is the best decision we have ever made for their growth and development. We are truly blessed to be at a school where our children thrive.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2014
We LOVE our school - Saint Francis Xavier has been an excellent experience academically, spiritually and otherwise (sports, arts, resource support, etc.). Each year at our annual All School Service Day I give thanks for the opportunity to have my children at such a special school. Our no cut sports program is also a special "gift", as well as many, many other available opportunities to help each child thrive!

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2014
St. Francis Xavier in La Grange is an excellent school! Our students excel in academics, athletics, and many other extracurricular activities. Our students thrive in a faith-filled, service-orientated environment supported by an outstanding community of teachers, staff and families.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2014
St. Francis Xavier in Lagrange, Il is outstanding! We have been so blessed and pleased to have had both our daughters educated at this fine school.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2014
SFX in La Grange is an excellent example of how academic achievement can be obtained while still finding time for a community-focused, faith-based enrichment program.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2014
I feel so blessed that we ended up at SFX! My kids are thriving there and I am constantly impressed by the teachers, programs and environment. It was a tough decision to send our kids to school here because the public schools in our area are so good and our taxes are so high, but it is worth it. I really feel like it's the best decision we have made for our children. The service program adds a lot to their eduction. SFX is helping the kids become caring, thoughtful and empathetic people. Every grade has a different service theme for the year and throughout the year they volunteer and talk about the theme. I am just so thrilled my kids can go to school at SFX.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2014
I am so happy I decided to send my kids to this school. Everyone has been excellent from the office staff to all the teachers. Would recommend this school to anyone in a heartbeat.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2014
My family couldn't be happier with SFX! The teachers and the families are outstanding. It's a fabulous, supportive community!

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2014
St. Francis Xavier of La Grange is an amazing place to learn, pray grow and serve!

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2014
St. Francis Xavier is a community based in learning and service. Our students are encouraged to do their best, be their best and share their best.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2014
My children are recent graduates of SFX, and with the benefit of hindsight, we see how well prepared they were for challenging academic environments in both high school and college. But SFX does not excel only in academics. The service program is amazing. There are numerous opportunities for social growth with a wide variety of extracurricular and social activities. And most importantly, an emphasis on Catholic values and character. We have never regretted our decision to send them to SFX. Their experience there was priceless.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2014
My husband and I decided to send our children to SFX for preschool and have never looked back. Not only are they learning academics, they are learning to be caring, supportive, understanding individuals. The staff is amazing--they take the time for every individual in our school, not just the students in their classroom. We couldn't be happier at SFX.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2014
St. Francis Xavier school is a community where teachers, staff, and parents together put education and excellence first. It's the sort of place where every adult working in the school knows the names of all the children, the parents, and assorted grandparents or aunts and uncles they interact with. Parent volunteers come together for a variety of activities throughout the year, including the school wide service day when every single student participates in a service activity off campus. Students have art, music, physical education two days a week, and Spanish classes in addition to a basic curriculum. They leave well prepared for high school, and also well grounded in values of service and compassion.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2014
Simply amazing institution of higher learning and strong community based morals. Children are well prepared and properly grow as both students and quality members of the community.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2014
My school is great! Great teachers, special help when needed, excellent religion lessons daily, excellent service opportunities, wonderful sports, art, music, plays, talent shows, have met lifelong friends, dedicated people to family, church and community.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2013
Our kids span both the east and main campuses. We have found the quality of education to be very high; the teachers to be attentive and caring, and willing to do whatever it takes to help the kids be comfortable and excel. The school as a whole seems to foster a sense of respect, warmth, academic excellence and Catholic character. We are so glad our kids are spending their grade school years at SFX. We couldn't ask for anything better!

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2013
The most beneficial part of SFX is the quality of students that attend the school. These kids come from solid families which strive for success in academics and focus on loving God and each other. The good-spirited camaraderie centered around learning and our shared Catholic backgrounds is something that has made me lifelong friends and is something that I will never forget. In short, St. Francis Xavier laid the groundwork for my social and academic success in high school and ultimately my acceptance into an Ivy League institution. The vast majority of "frannies" , at least in my graduating class, would share similar stories of fondness for this great school community.

- submitted by a community member
September 09, 2013
When my oldest child entered high school and hit the ball out of the park academically, I knew St. Francis Xavier deserved a huge portion of the credit. His high school is quite large and he is excelling amid formidable competition. In my view, the curriculum and processes at SFX have prepared him exceptionally well. Our other two children are also doing very well at SFX. On top of the strong academics, the school focuses on serving others, acting with integrity and working as a team in athletics. SFX rocks!

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2013
St. Francis Xavier was one of the best parenting decision my husband and I have made. Not only have my children received a tremendous education but they have had exposure to great programs and extracurricular activities such as; athletics, student council, service opportunities and socials hosted by the school. Two of my children are SFX graduates and many of their closest friends are still their friends from SFX, even the kids who went off to other high schools. The community of parents are welcoming and very involved which adds to the richness of the kid's school experience. Lastly, and most importantly, St Francis Xavier, has provided and continues to provide the perfect partnership in faith formation for my children.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2013
St. Francis Xavier School continues to exceed our expectations year after year. We carefully chose SFX over ten years ago when the oldest of our 4 children was entering kindergarten. Since that day, we have watched our children grow and succeed both in academics and in their understanding of service. The teachers are remarkable, the athletic experience is fantastic, and the community is warm, welcoming, and kind. We couldn't be happier!

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2013
As a graduate from this school (I graduated years ago), I can honestly say it was a great experience. The students were generally a friendly bunch and whenever we got a new student they were welcomed and pretty quickly found their niche. It's fairly diverse in terms of interests for its relatively small size. Racially it wasn't that diverse, but everyone was still friendly to those that weren't fully (or at all) white. When I graduated, about half or so went to public school and the other half to private. The academics were good and prepared me to go to nearly any high school I wanted. Some students even said high school was easy in comparison. It was a small school, so not many activities, though they did just start a newspaper club. The math club members were selected, it wasn't open as far as I knew. Peer mediators were chosen as well, and it was a great fun program. When I got to middle school, I felt the teachers there weren't quite fit for teens and tweens. They were often oblivious to what we were doing and didn't know how to handle us. All in all, it was a great school and I am proud to be an SFX graduate!

- submitted by a community member
March 03, 2012
SFX has been an exceptional experience for our daughter. From the dedication and quality of their teachers/staff to the robust parental involvement. There is a genuine commitment towards not just academic excellence, but also in developing caring, service oriented students.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2011
What a great school - superb academics, wide range of athletic programs, theater, art, music, including an award winning band program. The nationally recognized service program introduces students to serving others in varous ways throughout their years at SFX.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2011
St. Francis Xavier is an outstanding elementary school that focuses on academics, faith development and personal development. The school motto- We pray, We Learn, We Serve- is exactly what the school does. With a wonderful staff and a challenging academic environment, St. Francis provides a high quality education and a wonderful community

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
St. Francis is a model school with wonderful teachers and a great learning environment.

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January 22, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2007
This school has great academic results with students exceeding the test results from the public school and they teach children values and ethics.

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2004
Saint Francis Xavier School provides an excellent combination of academics, discipline, respect and religious involvement. SFX teachers emphasize the importance of balance in education. Each student is respected as an individual while also encouraged becoming part of the school community. Almost all graduating students easily meet the academic challenges of high school because of the curriculum and the dedication of administration. The school has an outstanding academic rating when compared to other schools in the community and to its peers in the Chicago area.

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St. Francis Xavier
145 N Waiola Ave, La Grange, IL  60525
(708) 352-2175
Last modified St. Francis Xavier is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St. Francis Xavier Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 29 reviews.