A coeducational day school serving students JK-12


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.



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

Performing arts productions and concerts in a year

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

Arts at Latin

Latin Students Earn Prestigious Art and Writing Awards

Twenty-five Latin students were recently recognized by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers in conjunction with its Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The entries they submitted for the regional competition earned a total of 42 awards, including three Gold Keys, 18 Silver Keys and 21 Honorable Mentions. Below are the names of the students, the awards they won and the categories in which the awards were received. 

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards honor "the vision, ingenuity and talent of our nation’s youth, and provide opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated." You can learn more about them by visiting https://www.artandwriting.org/

We want to congratulate all of the award winners on being recognized for their amazing work. We also want to thank our teachers for all they do to nurture the talents of our students.

Art Award Winners

  • Lyla G. - Gold Key (Drawing & Illustration); Silver Key (Design)
  • Thomas A. - Silver Key (Photography)
  • Malia C. - Silver Key (Sculpture) 
  • Keya D. - Silver Key (Photography)
  • Ben L. - Silver Key (Photography) 
  • Wyatt P. - Two Silver Keys (Drawing & Illustration)
  • Gideon B. - Honorable Mention (Photography)
  • Emily G. - Honorable Mention (Sculpture) 
  • Michael G. - Honorable Mention (Photography)
  • Miles H. - Honorable Mention (Photography)
  • Edie P. - Honorable Mention (Photography) 
  • Tomas P. - Honorable Mention (Photography)
  • Carolena T. - Honorable Mention (Photography)

Writing Award Winners

  • Keya D. - Gold Key and Silver Key (Journalism); Honorable Mention (Poetry); Honorable Mention (Flash Fiction)
  • Rohin S. - Gold Key (Journalism) 
  • Noa B. - Two Silver Keys (Poetry) 
  • Malia C. - Silver Key (Short Story)
  • Hannah D. - Silver Key and Two Honorable Mentions (Poetry) 
  • Scarlet G. - Silver Key and Honorable Mention (Journalism); Silver Key (Poetry); Honorable Mention (Critical Essay) 
  • Miles H. - Two Silver Keys and Three Honorable Mentions (Poetry); Silver Key and an Honorable Mention (Flash Fiction) 
  • Zoe H. - Silver Key (Personal Essay & Memoir)
  • Laila C. - Honorable Mention (Poetry)
  • Kate E. - Honorable Mention (Poetry)
  • Kai G. - Honorable Mention (Personal Essay & Memoir) 
  • Isadora S. - Honorable Mention (Critical Essay)
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Alexander S. and Stella Tate R., middle school students heading to the ILMEA

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.

See them in action!


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