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Latin School of Chicago
59 W. North Blvd.    
Chicago, Illinois  60610  
   
Private/Independent School
Coed Day pre-k 12 1113 students
 

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Employer Website: http://www.latinschool.org
 
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Employer Description
 
Enrollment – Latin enrolls 1,100 young men and women in grades junior kindergarten through 12.  Our student body represents 70 zip codes throughout Chicago and its suburbs. 

Buildings - The Latin lower school houses our junior kindergarten (half-day program), senior kindergarten and grades 1-5.  Middle school houses grades 6-8, and the upper school building houses grades 9-12. 

Class Size – Average of 14 in the upper school; 18 in the middle school; 21 in the lower school (grades 1-5). 

Faculty – More than 160 men and women; seventy-six percent hold advanced degrees in their field.

Student-to-Faculty Ratio – 8:1 in upper, middle and lower schools; 7:1 in senior kindergarten; 6:1 in junior kindergarten.

College Placement
 – Latin students earn admission into the most selective schools in the country.  One hundred percent of Latin students attend four-year colleges and universities.

Student Life – Students participate in more than 20 competitive varsity sports teams and nearly 50 different clubs, organizations and affinity groups. Several theatrical performances are staged throughout the year and our students enter a variety of local and national arts and academic competitions. Latin hosts a championship Scholastic Bowl team and an award-winning yearbook.

Financial Aid – Each year, Latin awards more than $2.5 million in need-based scholarships. Approximately, 12 percent of students who attend the school currently receive some level of financial aid.

Alumni – Latin has an active alumni community comprised of 4,000 men and women located in 49 states and 32 countries worldwide.  Alumni are an integral part of school life participating in various ways throughout the school year.  

Campus & Facilities
 – Latin is a three-building, urban campus located adjacent to the 1,212-acre Lincoln Park. Latin's three academic buildings house modern classrooms; state-of-the art science, language, and computer labs; a performing arts wing including a 500-seat theatre; gallery space; two libraries; three gymnasiums; a rooftop playground; a dance studio; a swimming pool; an extensive photography lab; four art studios and a green roof garden.  The school’s location also allows students and faculty to utilize Chicago's rich cultural and intellectual resources.   

Accreditation – Latin School of Chicago is accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education, by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) and a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). 
 
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Diversity Mission Statement
 

Diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at Latin School of Chicago enable us to fulfill an important element of our strategic plan, which commits us to “...cultivate a more inclusive and supportive climate for all constituents.”


These efforts also further our expressed desire to ensure that all students and faculty, particularly those historically underrepresented, use their voices and thrive. Latin is committed to fostering a school and classroom culture, and a curriculum that supports these goals. In practice, that means presenting students with authentic windows and mirrors, a variety of perspectives and meaningful, immersive experiences that allow them to understand themselves, others and the world around them.


HOW WE DEFINE DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION


Diversity
At Latin School of Chicago, diversity is defined as the wide range of human characteristics and identities--both individual and group--that inform an individual’s lived experience. We believe that there is inherent value in the perspectives, ideas, and ways of being that are embodied in a diverse school community.


Equity
At Latin School of Chicago, equity aims to ensure that each individual has access to our resources and support according to their needs. We strive to empower community members on their paths to success. We acknowledge that paths to success will vary with each individual and we commit to creating opportunities for all members for all the community to thrive. In short, equity aims to operationalize equality by differentiating support based on the needs of each unique individual.


Inclusion
At Latin School of Chicago, inclusion is defined as actively creating and sustaining an environment of respect in which all members of the community feel accepted, affirmed, empowered and safe. We agree that creating such an environment is a shared responsibility of all community members.


Much more on Diversity at Latin here: https://www.latinschool.org/about-us/diversity