A coeducational day school serving students JK-12

Project Week

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.

See more photos on Instagram under the hashtags #LATINPWEEK and #LATINPWEEKMS.


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.


US student fishing on project week

Our Global Exchanges

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 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
    Understand what is going on globally and discern the interconnectedness of cultures

  • Respect
    Respect people of different cultures, embrace difference, and show empathy that reaches beyond national boundaries

  • Engage
    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)

Mindful Chicago


The Art of Leather: Designing and Crafting
Custom Wallets

Theater In Chicago

Wire-less WorkFLOW


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.

--upper school student

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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.