A coeducational day school serving students JK-12

Arts

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

Performing and visual arts are integral to Latin' s curriculum, and students have many extracurricular opportunities to share their art with others through concerts, plays, art exhibits and competitions.

In the lower school, students in grades one through four are able to participate in the children’s choir and beginning in fifth grade, students may join the wind ensemble elective program.

The school has two galleries devoted to exhibiting the work of students and faculty, as well as to showcase artists not affiliated with the school to encourage discussion and expose students to new perspectives. There also are several after-school clubs devoted to the visual arts.

 

14

Exhibits hosted annually in Latin's Gallery 2

We showcase the art of students, faculty & staff, alumni, and professional artists.

Art Resources & Facilities
  • middle and upper school art studios, lower school art room
  • photography lab and darkroom
  • multimedia production lab
  • band room
  • chorus room
  • four music practice areas
  • lower school music room
  • two art galleries
  • 500-seat theater
  • scene shop
  • costume room
  • lower school kiln
40+

Performing arts productions and concerts in a year

(LS/MS/US) including seven theater productions and 12 musical performances

Arts at Latin

Alexander S. and Stella Tate R.

Eighth grade choir students, Stella Tate R. ’27 and Alexander S. ’27, were recently selected for the 2022 Illinois Music Education Association (ILMEA) District 1 Junior Chorus, an auditioned and highly selective honor choir. 

Students went through a rigorous and competitive audition process where they sang different prepared selections as well as demonstrated their tonal skills and overall vocal tone with other middle school students in Chicago and most of the south and west suburbs. 

This experience will culminate in a music festival that will take place on Saturday, November 5, at 3 p.m. at Lincoln Way Central High School in New Lenox, IL, where these two students will get to work with a fantastic collegiate choral clinician and sing with more than 250 talented students from over 60 surrounding schools. 

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middle school play

This year’s middle school production, “Starry Messenger,” told the story of one of the world's greatest scientists, Galieo Galilei. Participating in the play is not only a fun after school activity for students, it also helps them build critical skills that will benefit them in high school, college and beyond. 

The drama program in middle school encourages collaboration with others as they create the production together. Students also gain proficiency in articulation, projection, and confidence to perform before an audience in the future.

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Arts

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art

The upper school AP Studio Art class provides students with the opportunity to synthesize the knowledge that they’ve gained from other art courses and focus on the skill of idea development. The class is centered around a review-critique-revise process in order to produce a more compelling piece of work. Learn more about this community of artists in Art Teacher Christine Holloway’s class.

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Lower School Arts

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Arts

Inpiring Creativity, Pursuing Passions