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Upcoming Events

Open Houses

Open House (In-person)
Sunday October 25, 2020
12 pm, 1 pm and 2pm sessions

The October 25th sessions are all filled. 

Missed the Open House?
Please join Admissions Director, Joe Ori, for a virtual presentation and tour of our facilities. 
These meetings will last approximately 30minutes.

Virtual Presentation and Tour Dates

Monday, October 26th 9 a.m. 
Register in Advance for this Presentation and Tour

Monday, October 26th 5 p.m.
Register in Advance for this Presentation and Tour

Tuesday, November 10th 9 a.m.
Register in Advance for this Presentation and Tour

Tuesday, November 10th 5 p.m.
Register in Advance for this Presentation and Tour
 

Admissions 101 night 
Tuesday, November 17th 6 p.m. 
(some topics to be covered are entrance exam, placement, financial aid, and transportation) 
Register in Advance Admissions 101 Night 
 

We want to meet our Future Friars, but please understand that we have capacity limits that we must adhere to each day to keep Fenwick OPEN and SAFE throughout the pandemic. 

Fenwick Athletics Night (In-person)
Thursday October 29, 2020
Prospective Eight Graders Only

Register for Athletics Night

8th Grade Entrance Exam
Saturday December 5, 2020
Exam registration will open on Friday, November 20

8th graders must take the Fenwick Entrance Exam to be considered for Admissions and Enrollment at Fenwick.

Virtual Nights

Join Fenwick's award winning faculty to learn more about the Fenwick Way.  Our virtual nights are designed to give an in depth look at each academic field of study.  The Virtual Nights are a 45 minute presentation designed to give prospective families an opportunity to learn more about Fenwick.  Information on how to join each of the virtual nights will be made available on October 5th. 

Fenwick Humanities
(English, Theology, Social Sciences)
Tuesday October 13th 6pm

VIEW THE HUMANITIES NIGHT VIDEO FROM OCTOBER 13

 

Fenwick Math and Science
(Lab Sciences, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics)
Tuesday October 20th 6pm

VIEW THE MATH AND SCIENCE NIGHT VIDEO FROM OCTOBER 20

 

Fenwick Expressive Arts
(Instrumental and Choral Music, Performing and Studio Arts)
Tuesday October 27th 6pm

EXPRESSIVE ARTS NIGHT ZOOM REGISTRATION

 

Six Virtual Junior High Contests

Math- November 7th (register through your school)
Science- November 11th (register through your school)
Speech-TBA
Writing- Haunted Halloween Tales hosted by The Wick- October
More Information
Art- Fenwick Poster Contest- October 
More Information
90 Second Story Contest - Due November 20
More Information
Christmas Card- Middle School Christmas Card Contest- November 
More Information

THE FUTURE IS YOURS. OWN IT!

Full Video

STEM Program

20+ Individual and Team State Championships (2018, 2017)

Computer Science curriculum co-developed with the University of Illinois’ top engineering and business consulting organization.

A full complement of AP science courses.

AP science scores significantly above the national averages (5x the number of 5’s in AP Physics).

A science faculty comprised of both professional educators and private industry professionals.

Five engineers from top universities within the science faculty. 

1st-place as a team in the 2018/2019 year State Science Competition.

Recently completed $100K engineering and 3D printing lab.

College Placement

Fenwick Student Services provides a comprehensive approach to college selection and placement. “College 101” is part of our ‘Summer College Series’ that provides incoming freshman parents with an overview of how to plan for college as a family.  During the school year, over 300 college representatives visit Fenwick to meet with our students and to inform them about their institutions.  Families share in the success of their child’s placement and genuinely appreciate the “hands on” approach to help each student find that proverbial “right fit”.  Highlights of this work:

2300 COLLEGE APPLICATIONS DURING THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR (280 SENIORS).

CLASS OF 2020 ATTENDING SCHOOLS IN 31 STATES, D.C., SCOTLAND AND POLAND.

5 EVANS SCHOLARSHIPS.

COLLEGE APPLICATION AND ESSAY WRITING SEMINARS THROUGHOUT THE 1ST QUARTER OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.

THREE COLLEGE COUNSELORS ARE AVAILABLE TO ADVISE AND DIRECT STUDENTS ON THEIR COLLEGE SEARCH.

Transportation

Fenwick offers both morning and afternoon transportation to the city and suburbs. Please reference our Transportation Page for greater details or contact our Admissions Office to discuss any individual question regarding your child’s transportation needs.

New bus routes to Lincoln Park, Buck Town, West Loop, Lakeview and more!
 

Joe Ori '03

Dear Future Friars and Future Fenwick Families,

Thank you for taking the time to consider Fenwick High School as your future school. Since its founding in 1929, Fenwick has been an institution that expects and encourages excellence from its student body. Fenwick Friars are part of an environment that focuses on developing the whole student. Rigorous academics, competitive athletics and the Dominican Catholic pillars of prayer, study, community and preaching prepare each and every student to be successful in high school, college and beyond, professionally and personally.

Our diverse student body consists of young men and women with different economic and cultural backgrounds from throughout Chicagoland. Being a Fenwick Friar means that you are a part of the Fenwick community that shares our school’s strong tradition of excellence and firmly believes that holding high expectations of one another will result not only in our individual success but the success of our greater community. We continually seek to attract students to Fenwick who are willing to work hard, in and outside of the classroom, and who maintain high expectations of themselves and their peers.

This website provides important information about becoming a Fenwick Friar. After visiting our site, please do not hesitate to contact my office with any questions you may have about Fenwick. We look forward to speaking with you and your family.

Warmest regards,
Joe Ori '03
Director of Admissions

Own It!

The Future Is Yours.

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