Upper school students spend one week each March exploring the world outside of the classroom during Project Week. Students can choose to learn about literature, art, technology, or the Civil Rights movements, participate in community service or outdoor education, travel the world, or get to know their city in a new way.
Middle school students spend a week in April engaged in their own project-based experiences. Fifth and seventh graders stay in town, but get out of the classroom. Sixth and eight graders explore our state capital and nation's capital, respectively.
I was fortunate enough to go to Jordan. It allowed me to see the world from a new perspective. Hearing their issues and their stories really just opened my eyes to a lot of things.
Our multi-faceted global education program enables Latin students to become globally aware and understand the interconnection of cultures; embrace differences and show empathy that reaches beyond national boundaries.
Nurtured in the classroom and through a rich variety of co-curriculars, students’ global competencies are enhanced by Project Week and a Global Experience Program that focuses on exchange opportunities, language immersion programs, and international partnerships.
We are proud to partner with:
- Cedar House-Cape Town, South Africa
- New Silk Road-Shanghai, China
- Instituto de Educación Secundaria Ramiro de Maeztu, Spain
GLOBAL EXCHANGE VISION AND PROGRAM
Global exchanges and partnership are part of a broader global education program at Latin designed to prepare our students to become aware, empathetic, competent citizens of the world. The program aims to help students:
Understand what is going on globally and discern the interconnectedness of cultures
Respect people of different cultures, embrace difference, and show empathy that reaches beyond national boundaries
Engage with people from various parts of the world, tackle real-world global problems, and show increasing competence in their ability to communicate in more than one language
Some past upper school Project Weeks have included:
Art and Anatomy
Art in the Heart of Pilsen
Become a Top Chef
Board Game Design
"Crash Course" in Bicycle Maintenance
Curling in Chicago
Design a Sense-ational Day in Chicago
Glasswork in Chicago
Gun Violence in Chicago
Intramural Science Olympiad
Just for Kicks!
Make Your Escape (Room)
The Art of Leather: Designing and Crafting
Theater In Chicago
OUT OF TOWN
Baldwin’s Paris: Exploring Black American Voices Abroad
Blogging Barcelona: Culture, Art and Technology
Ether, Air, Fire, Water, Earth
Expedition Kayaking In Baja
Exploring Marine Life of Southwest Florida
Exploring the Writing Process of Saul
Bellow: Archive Research and Writer's Retreat
Filmmaking in South Africa: Behind the Scenes of Biographical Storytelling
Giving Kids the World
Globalization of Sports: Examining London as a Model for Intersecting Cultures
Inside the Beltway
Introduction to Fly Fishing in Colorado
Ka moana, Ka'āina, Ka poʻe - The Ocean, The Land, The People
New Zealand: Maori Culture, Customs, and Conservation
Oregon Rock Climbing
Poetry of Place: Yorkshire
Rock Climbing and Canyoneering
Adventure, Moab UT
Sea Turtle Ecology
Trinidad: A Cultural Experience
West Texas Road Trip: Art and Place
Cedar House-Cape Town, South Africa
New Silk Road-Shanghai, China
Instituto de Educación Secundaria Ramiro de Maeztu, Spain
There are so many experiences I would not have had if it weren't for the financial aid program at Latin - like Project Week. I never once felt different than any other student here because I was able to do everything the other students do.
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.