Support SFS

As a Catholic elementary school in the Archdiocese of Chicago, St. Francis de Sales School (SFS) provides an academically excellent, faith-based education to students of all ethnic, religious, cultural and economic backgrounds. SFS’ rigorous curriculum, dedicated faculty, and enriching community life guide students to grow personally, reflect on their values, and develop decision-making skills and a sense of responsibility for themselves and the world they will inherit.

What is the investment SFS makes in each student?
Each year SFS requires additional funds outside of tuition to ensure all students benefit from a high-quality, Catholic education. Tuition is kept as low as possible to remain competitive and committed to mission. This means that each year a gap remains between the cost of tuition and the actual cost of each child’s education.

SFS looks to our community to help build a bridge and assist the school on a path toward greater sustainability. While tuition and fees are the largest source of revenue, SFS requires the charitable support of parents, grandparents, alumni and friends for annual operating needs.

Ways to Support SFS

Fundraising events

  • Spirit Day
  • Travinia
  • Golf Outing
  • NCAA Basketball Tournament Viewing Party (New in 2020)
Community Events
  • Bingo Night
  • Daddy-Daughter Dance
  • Mother-Son Bowling
Direct cash donations to the school can be made via St. Francis de Sales Parish's online giving portal or by check to the school office. As a nonprofit organization, donations to St. Francis de Sales School are eligible to be matched by a corporate employer. For more information, please contact Kyle Schmitt at 847-438-7921.

Whatever the size of your gift or however you choose to give, your generosity will have a lasting impact on the lives of children, teachers, and the entire SFS community.

Effortless Fundraising
Families can help raise funds in support of SFS through their day-to-day activities. Funds raised will support a variety of school activities ranging from general operations, to PTO community events, to faculty/staff appreciation.

Effortless fundraising options include:

  • Amazon Smile
  • Book Fair - Follett on-site event
  • Box Tops for Education
  • Ink Cartridge Recycling
  • Dining for Dollars
  • Luxe Warehouse Ladies Night
  • Used Uniform Sale
  • Online Shopping Portal (school code 116778)
St. Francis de Sales Wishlist
- PC replacement
- Makerspace materials
- Robotics items
- Flexible seating/upgraded furniture
- Printmaking & Papermaking supplies
- Tabletop easels
- Library staffer