Chicago's #1 Public Charter School

WHY ALAIN LOCKE?

Watch this 2-minute video to find out more, including why it was named the #1 Charter School in Chicago

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

On behalf of the faculty and staff, we welcome you to Alain Locke Charter School! Our extended day, year round school is located in the heart of Chicago’s West Side, serving over 500 preschool through 8th grade students. Named after the first African-American Rhodes Scholar, Alain Locke Charter School is committed to absolute excellence and ensuring that our students are globally competitive. READ MORE >
 
 

NEW & NOTEWORTHY

The Alain Locke Charter School Class of 2022, pictured here with leadership

It’s official! The Alain Locke Charter School Class of 2022 is now on their way to the next exciting chapter in their academic careers. We had a very special ceremony celebrating our graduating eighth grade all-stars on Monday, June 6 at The DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center in Hyde Park. It was especially …

Photos From the Alain Locke Class of 2022 Graduation Ceremony Read More »

Alain Locke scholar stands before "Typhoid Mary" presentation at the 2022 Grades 7-8 History Fair

The 2022 History Fair was an exceptional opportunity for our all-stars to explore a range of significant historical events in the Alain Locke gymnasium last Thursday. For their displays, our expert seventh- and eighth-grade historians presented on a variety of different topics, including “Muhammad Ali and the Vietnam War,” “The Tulsa Massacre” and “Typhoid Mary.” …

Lots to Learn for Alain Locke All-Stars at the 2022 Grades 7-8 History Fair Read More »

After spending so much time apart from each other during remote learning, we’ve been sure to get lots of photos of our all-stars now that we’re back in the building this school year. Here are some more recent photos below! Click thumbnails to enlarge

FOR PARENTS

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On behalf of the faculty and staff, welcome to Alain Locke Charter School.

FOR ALUMNI

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Once a part of the Alain Locke family, always a part of the Alain Locke family.

RESOURCES

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A commitment to excellence is unwavering in every element of life at our school.

ENROLLMENT

Admission to Alain Locke is by blind lottery.

Complete the online LOTTERY APPLICATION or download the form.

(Filling out an application does not ensure admission.)

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