The strength of the Latin community, in part, lies in our many long-standing traditions. These things bring us together and serve as a reminder of all we share.
The year Latin was founded by a small group of parents. The first class was made up of 10 middle school boys.
Mabel Slade Vickery
Latin’s first headmistress and founder of Latin School. Miss Vickery’s devotion to innovative teaching and learning and to student wellness remains alive in the school today. Miss Vickery's birthday is celebrated on September 13.
The name of all Latin's athletic teams and the school mascot.
Orange & Blue
Latin’s school colors since 1906.
Latin’s most-attended athletic event, the girls and boys varsity basketball teams go on the road to the DePaul University arena to play on a big stage. The upper school band also performs and the Rising Romans basketball teams play at half-time.
Latin’s annual fundraising event is held each March. All proceeds support Latin’s financial aid program which is now more than $4 million annually.
The Latin Fund
The Latin Fight Song
Written by former band director Michael Teolis in 1996, this song is a fan favorite. It is sung at pep rallies, athletic events and anywhere else Latin spirit strikes.
The Alma Mater
Students ready for Romans Run.
One of Latin’s largest community events. Students, parents and alumni of all ages run through Lincoln Park on the Saturday of Homecoming & Reunion weekend.
This annual celebration means “coming together” and is celebrated as our first all-school event every September as a way of kicking off the school year.
Started in 1972, P-Week is an opportunity for upper school students to get out of the classroom on a variety of local, national and international learning adventures. It takes place in March. Middle school also has a long standing P-Week tradition which takes place in late April.