A coeducational day school serving students JK-12

At a Glance

You Belong at Latin
Latin enrolls more than 1,100 young men and women in grades junior kindergarten through 12. Our student body represents neighborhoods throughout Chicago and its suburbs.
  • lower school: 384
  • middle school: 299
  • upper school: 430

Average Class Size
  • 21 in the lower school (grades 1-4)
  • 18 in the middle school
  • 14 in the upper school

School colors: Blue & orange
Athletic team name: Romans
Lower school motto: Kindness, manners and civility

Student-to-Faculty Ratio
  • 8:1 in upper, middle and lower schools
  • 7:1 in senior kindergarten
  • 6:1 in junior kindergarten

More than 160 men and women; eighty-one percent of whom hold advanced degrees in their field. Latin has endowed faculty fellowships, a sabbatical program, and support of ongoing professional development for teachers.

Campus & Facilities

Latin is a three-building, urban campus located adjacent to the 1,212-acre Lincoln Park. Latin's three academic buildings house modern classrooms; a state-of-the-art science center; a 500-seat theater; gallery space; two libraries; three gymnasiums; a rooftop playground; a dance studio; a swimming pool; a photography lab; four art studios and a green roof garden. The school’s location also allows students and faculty to utilize Chicago's rich cultural and intellectual resources.


The lower school houses our junior kindergarten, senior kindergarten and grades 1-4. The middle school houses grades 5-8 and the science center, and the upper school building houses grades 9-12.

Student Life

Students participate in more than 20 competitive varsity sports teams and nearly 50 different clubs, organizations and affinity groups. Several theatrical performances are staged throughout the year and our students enter a variety of local and national arts and academic competitions. Latin hosts a championship Scholastic Bowl team and an award-winning yearbook.

Latin students earn admission into the most selective schools in the country. One hundred percent of Latin students attend four-year colleges and universities.


Latin has an active alumni community comprised of 6,000 men and women located in 49 states and 32 countries worldwide. Alumni are an integral part of school life participating in various ways throughout the school year.


Latin School of Chicago is accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education, by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).