“Latin School of Chicago provides its students with a
rigorous and innovative educational program in a community that embraces
diversity of people, cultures and ideas. Latin inspires its students to pursue
their passions and lead lives of purpose and excellence.”
As our mission states, we at Latin believe education is an
act of transformation. Combine intellectually curious students with outstanding
teachers in a program that is both academically challenging and personally
supportive, and the results are extraordinary.
Whether in junior kindergarten or twelfth grade, our
students take initiative and actively engage in their own learning. They
develop confidence, courage and tenacity. They learn to think independently and
work collaboratively. They acquire leadership skills and the desire to make a
difference in the world.
- Academic Program—Our students are given a strong foundation in the core
subject areas of English, math, science, social studies, history, world
languages and the arts. We understand that children learn best when they are
engaged with the subject matter and can make real world connections. Starting
in the lower school Latin’s curriculum takes an interdisciplinary approach with
a focus on experiential learning. Students connect with subjects through
concrete experiences like role playing, simulations, lab work, or exploration
outside the classroom. They are encouraged to approach issues analytically,
think globally and understand subject matter from different points of view.
- Beyond the Classroom—The pursuit of intellectual growth is
complemented by a concern for the moral, physical, psychological and aesthetic
development of each student. Community service and affective education,
performing and visual arts, physical fitness and athletics are all integral
parts of the Latin curriculum.
- Outstanding Faculty—Latin students are inspired and supported by an
exceptional faculty. Our teachers—nearly 80 percent of whom have earned a
master’s degree or higher—are the heart of the school. They provide context,
content and coherence to the learning environment, serve as role models and
shape students’ lives forever.
Since 1888, Latin has fostered a tradition of excellence
that is grounded in a rigorous academic program. At the same time, the school
is continually enhancing its educational offerings to ensure their relevance
for the increasingly complex and interconnected world of the 21st