New Video – Alain Locke Charter School

In 1999, Alain Locke opened its doors to provide a world-class education for children on the West Side of Chicago. Today, it’s the #1 performing charter elementary school in Chicago. Watch our new video highlighting the teachers, principal and founder of Alain Locke.

Alain Locke's 5th Annual Music Showcase

On May 26, 2016 Alain Locke Charter School held its 5th Annual Music Showcase, celebrating all the musical accomplishments by the talented All-Stars of Alain Locke. At a time when school districts around the country are cutting back on the arts, Alain Locke continues to provide quality standards-based arts education to our students. Through the …

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Celebrating African American History Month

On February 25th, Alain Locke had a school-wide event to celebrate Chicago’s own during African American History Month. Each grade at the school showed off their talents by doing a performance saluting prominent Chicago African Americans like President Obama, Thomas Dorsey, Oprah Winfrey, Louis Armstrong, the Harlem Globetrotters and even the TV show Soul Train. …

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Invest for Kids

We are excited to announce that we are a 2015 beneficiary of Invest for Kids! Alain Locke Charter School wishes to express its utmost appreciation for this opportunity. Click here to learn more about Invest for Kids and stay tuned for further updates.

Norwegian American Hospital Care-A-Van

The Pediatric Care-A-Van of Norwegian American Hospital spent the morning at Alain Locke. They provided 17 students with routine immunizations and physicals required for school. We are so grateful for the opportunity Norwegian provided for the students and families of Alain Locke. Thank you, Norwegian American Hospital! 

Senator Duffy Visits Alain Locke

Senator Dan Duffy spent his morning at Alain Locke Charter School to help celebrate achievements and provide advice to our scholars. He attended our schoolwide assembly, Harambee, which is a Swahili term meaning “pulling together.” During this time, the school gathers together to build and maintain a positive and consistent school culture. As our guest …

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All-Year Study Act Builds on the Success of Alain Locke Charter School

The Senate just took a big step toward giving more Illinois students the quality education they need to be competitive in the global economy. They passed the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA), which includes the All-Year School Study Act, a pilot program built on the success of Alain Locke. Click the link to read more. …

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