A coeducational day school serving students JK-12

Welcome

On behalf of the Enrollment Management team we want to thank you for your interest in Latin School of Chicago.

Selecting the best possible school is an important process, and our Office of Enrollment Management is committed to making every family’s experience as personal, informative and welcoming as possible. It is our goal to provide you with everything you need to determine whether Latin is the right school for your family. Our comprehensive admissions process allows us to get to know your student and ensure that they can feel successful and happy at Latin.

We have a number of resources and extensive material on our website, so please click around to learn more about the outstanding academic and extracurricular opportunities, the devoted faculty and the welcoming community that make Latin an exceptional learning environment.

Please do not hesitate to contact our office with any questions at admissions@latinschool.org or 312.582.6060 as we would be happy to help.

We look forward to meeting you!

Best regards,

Mark Copestake
Director of Enrollment Management & Financial Aid


Why You Belong at Latin

You may think it is our excellent academics, supportive community, and dedication to a personal, inquiry-based, and inclusive education, but what makes the Latin experience unique is YOU. 


You will be encouraged to step outside the limits of your comfort zone, try new experiences and discover your passion. Learn more from our Roman Ambassadors.

 


You will be part of a caring community that encourages you to reach your full potential without fear of failure.

 


You will lead. You can start your own club, create your own affinity group, and take control over your learning.

 

Students are well versed in the "power of yet" and the value in continuing to grow, defying expectations or limitations.

- Latin parent

Latin should never change how comfortable it makes us feel. Which means that we aren't afraid to make mistakes.

- Middle school student

Participating in middle school and high school productions taught me so much about empathy and creative expression, and as I got older, I realized how much those skills in particular prepared me for leadership in the Latin community and beyond.

-alum

Latin at a Glance

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1888

The year Latin was founded
1,190 students

501
Upper School
ninth-twelfth grade

308
Middle School
fifth-eighth grade

381
Lower School
JK-fourth grade

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$4.525 million+

ALLOCATED FOR FINANCIAL AID
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87%

teachers with advanced degrees
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80%

upper school students play sports
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40

performing arts productions and concerts in the middle and upper school

 

41% identify as students of color

38%
Upper School
ninth-twelfth grade

37%
Middle School
fifth-eighth grade

47%
Lower School
JK-fourth grade


You Will Thrive in College and Beyond

Latin measures its success by ensuring that each student is prepared with the academic and emotional skills needed to thrive in college and beyond.

College counseling is a four-year process as individualized as the rest of our curriculum. Our counselors work with students to match their interests and strengths with the best-fit schools. Each student’s college search is an opportunity to learn about one’s own educational and social needs and to develop decision-making tools that will help shape future choices both in and out of the world of academia.

College Signing Day

I understood the value of this education first hand when I went off to college. My persistence and strong desire to learn and connect with my professors was a reflection of the close relationships I made with my teachers at Latin.

- Alum

When I got to Kenyon, I had a head start because of Latin. It wasn't just that I was confident in writing a paper. It was that while everyone else was learning to write a paper, I had time to think about the bigger picture.

- Dan Streicher '06

Experience Latin

Who is a Latin Learner?

Every member of the Latin community is a Latin Learner: students, families, faculty, staff, alumni and our partners in the city and around the globe.

Inspired Artists

Art encourages students to adopt the mindset of a learner by exploring new ideas, embracing creativity and trying something new.

Excellent Academics

Our vision for educational excellence is to reinforce the value of an exemplary liberal arts education that makes learning inquiry-based, personal and inclusive. Our educational approach will expand each Latin Learner's capacity for purposeful learning - whether in our school, our city or our world.  

Disciplined Athletes

Latin’s interscholastic program strives to develop confident, enthusiastic and disciplined athletes who use their full physical potential and learn the value of teamwork and the importance of sportsmanship. We strive to develop leadership and ethical behavior in our athletes, while encouraging a life-long love for sports and fitness.

Our Stories, Our School

Find out what's happening at Latin, learn our stories and read about our successful alumni.

Once a Roman, Always a Roman

Latin boasts a vibrant, supportive and active alumni community to help you on your journey after Latin.

Our Shared Values

Our shared values of excellence, community and integrity affirm and define us. They serve as guideposts for all we do, and connect us — students, teachers, parents and alumni — to each other and to Latin.

Follow Us Online

Get a sense of our community by following us on social media. Look for us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

Become a Latin Learner

You belong at Latin!

Questions? We have answers.

Want to learn more? Contact us at admissions@latinschool.org.

Mark Copestake
Director of Enrollment Management & Financial Aid

Ashley Ehrhardt
Lower School Developmental Readiness Assessor

Stephanie Fernandez
Associate Director of Enrollment Management

Ibrahim Fetuga
Associate Director of Enrollment Management for Diversity & Inclusion

Rachel Jacobson
Assistant Director of Enrollment Management

Jovita Monarrez
Associate Director of Enrollment Management & Financial Aid

Vanessa Ruiz
Enrollment Management Assistant

Annessa Staab
Associate Director of Enrollment Management

Admissions

We Look Forward to Meeting You