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The Latin School of Chicago

1531 N. Dearborn Pkwy.
Chicago, IL 60610

(312) 582-6200


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The Latin School of Chicago, founded in 1888, is an independent, coeducational, non-sectarian college preparatory school for students in junior kindergarten through grade twelve.

The Latin School seeks to be one of the finest independent schools in the nation. To achieve this goal, the School is committed to:

-Educating students to lead lives of purpose and excellence
-Enabling students to develop their individual talents and abilities, and encouraging them to appreciate learning as a lifelong endeavor
-Creating an educational environment in which the pursuit of academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by a concern for the moral, physical, psychological, and aesthetic development of each student
-Providing a supportive school experience in which students develop a strong sense of self-esteem in an atmosphere of mutual respect
-Preparing students for success in college and beyond, and
-Being a diverse school community that respects cultural differences and appreciates the common experiences that bring us together.

The Latin School will fulfill its mission by:

-Maintaining and developing an outstanding faculty and staff
-Admitting talented and enthusiastic students from throughout the Chicago area
-Attracting families committed to the mission of the School, and
-Developing both the financial and the physical resources necessary to support the School's current and future needs.
-The Latin School aspires to live as a community that shares responsibilities and that values intellectual integrity, loyalty, and service."
-taken from school website

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

"Homeroom teachers are the best source of information for parents about their children’s progress in the Lower School, and we encourage frequent conversations between parents and homeroom teachers. Throughout the year parents will have opportunities to meet with teachers in formal parent-teacher conferences. These conferences are supplemented with detailed written reports.

Your child’s homeroom teachers can be available to provide extra help before and after school."

-taken from school website

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school