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

We are so lucky to have a truly terrific music program here at Alain Locke — it’s only one component of the rigorous and engaging curriculum that helps us foster […]

We were so pleased to welcome some very special guests here at school last week for a collaborative performance with the Alain Locke Choir. As part of its citywide performance […]

We’re so proud of Alain Locke All-Stars Makayla and London, who took home blue ribbons from the Illinois History Day contest on Wednesday for their “Top 3 Floors” exhibit. In […]

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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for the 2023-2024 school year is now open!
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