A coeducational day school serving students JK-12

Community Engagement

Uptown field trip

We want every day at Latin to include meaningful connections to the outside world through which students learn, enhance their empathy and develop a foundation for future civic leadership.

Our mission statement directs students to “lead lives of purpose and excellence.” Our students learn that it is not enough to be good, they must also do good – at school, in their neighborhoods, throughout the city and around the world.

Students in every division, faculty, staff and families work with more than 30 organizations throughout the city on a variety of initiatives. This work represents the type of interdisciplinary, experiential and entrepreneurial learning that we strive to incorporate in all areas of our curriculum. In addition to helping people, students are solving problems, making connections and becoming active citizens in our school and city. Most importantly, our engagement has influenced our school culture and has become an important part of who we are as a community.

Our Community Partners include:

A Just Harvest

Alderman Cappleman's Office


Asian Youth Services

Bethel New Life

Big Shoulders

Buttercup Park and Playlot

Chicago Cares

Chicago Lights Tutoring


City Farm

Common Threads

Cornerstone Community Shelter

Eden Supportive Living

First Sip Cafe


Friends of the Parks

Girls on the Run

High Jump

Hope for Chicago

Horizons for Youth

Inspiration Corporation


Programming and Uptown Cafe

The Kenwood of Lakeview

Kilbourne Park Organic Greenhouse and Community Garden

Lakeview Pantry

La Rabida Children's Hospital

Lincoln Park Community Shelter

McCutcheon Community School Tutoring

The Night Ministry

Obama 2012 Election Campaign

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Republican Victory Center

Robert R. McCormick Boys and Girls Club

Ronald McDonald House

St. Chrysostom's "Neighbors in Need" Program

Sunrise Senior Living

Temple Sholom "Monday Meal Mitzvah"

Two Li'l Fishes


Urban Initiatives

Weiss Memorial Hospital

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hours of service
performed by
upper school students