A coeducational day school serving students JK-12

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Latin School of Chicago is committed to learning as an act of transformation. Rigorous and innovative, transformative learning also requires multiple and often competing points of view, reflected in the varied experiences and perspectives of the school’s many constituents. In keeping with the Principles of Best Practice for Equity and Justice set forth by NAIS, Latin respects, affirms, and protects the dignity and worth of each member of the school, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, socio-economic background or physical challenge.

37% identify as students of color

 

44%
Lower School
JK-fourth grade

31%
Middle School
fifth-eighth grade

34%
Upper School
ninth-twelfth grade

Latin School intentionally seeks to admit students and families of various identities and backgrounds, working to integrate them into the vibrant culture of the school. Our rigorous, inclusive core curriculum and extra-curricular programs prepare the school's diverse students for a highly competitive, global education. Students also regularly participate in community service, which nurtures leadership and character growth.

Latin creates a highly talented, heterogeneous team of faculty, administrators, and staff by working to remove barriers to the recruitment, retention and promotion of these individuals. Latin also is dedicated to increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of school life. Currently, across all three divisions, 22 percent of Latin employees and 37 percent of students self-identify as being people of color.

22 percent
faculty members who identify as faculty of color

 

Latin recognizes its social responsibility as a premier educational institution in the city of Chicago. Desiring a mutually supportive relationship with the larger community, the school endeavors to be a good neighbor and to partner with people outside the school in the fulfillment of its mission.

Latin School of Chicago is resolved to strengthening its identity as an institution that shapes leaders who are prepared for a diverse world. A climate of inclusion, empowerment, equity and justice are the bedrock of the school’s academic and service endeavors in the 21st century and beyond.

Council Members

CHAIR
Eleannor Maajid, Advocate for Students of Color, JK-12

Randall Dunn, Head of School

SENIOR ADMINISTRATION
Katie O'Dea, Director of Communications
Jed Silverstein, Director of Studies and Professional Development

STAFF
Angelica Flores, Associate Director of Enrollment Management for Diversity and Inclusion
Jill Norris, Human Resources Generalist

LOWER SCHOOL
Julie Brooks, Lower School Director
Danyelle Post, Junior Kindergarten Teacher

MIDDLE SCHOOL
Pamela Buchanan-Miller, Counselor
Richard Dickinson, Wellness Teacher
Jeff Nichols, Global Studies Teacher and Diversity Coordinator

UPPER SCHOOL
Ingrid Dorer-Fitzpatrick, History Teacher
Kate Lorber-Crittenden, English Teacher and Diversity Coordinator