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About This School

St. Francis Xavier is a private middle school in La Grange. The principal of St. Francis Xavier is Ms. Debra Rodde. 598 students attend St. Francis Xavier and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at St. Francis Xavier is 19:1. Park Junior High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Dance
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
White, non-Hispanic 96%
Multiracial 2%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 0.8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5%
Black, non-Hispanic 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    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.

  • (9 months ago)

    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!

  • (11 months ago)

    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.

  • (11 months ago)

    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!

  • (1 year ago)

    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!

  • (1 year ago)

    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!

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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

  • (4 years ago)

    St. Francis is a model school with wonderful teachers and a great learning environment.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school has great academic results with students exceeding the test results from the public school and they teach children values and ethics.

  • (10 years ago)

    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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