Alain Locke alumnus Armaní Washington poses before Howard Bison flag

The Alain Locke family has learned that Armaní Washington, a graduate of the Class of 2016, will be attending the prestigious Howard University this fall. Located in Washington, D.C., Howard […]

Are you interested in having your child attend the No. 1 charter school of its kind in Chicago? Alain Locke Charter School has immediate openings for kindergarten, first grade and […]

Attendees gathered for the Alain Locke Class of 2020 drive-through graduation ceremony

Alain Locke hosted the drive-through graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 on Monday.

A group of volunteers poses outside of the Chicago Jesuit Academy

The Westside Cleaning Coalition hosted a very successful community cleanup event on Wednesday.

A collage of Alain Locke Charter School students and staff

The Alain Locke Charter School Family has issued the following statement in response to the recent events taking place in our country:

The Joyful June calendar offers 30 exercises for practicing positive thinking

The month of June usually means warm weather and fun outside in the sun. With all that’s going on in the world right now, though, things aren’t feeling too bright. […]

With the end of the 2019-2020 school year drawing near, Principal Love has some things he would like to share with our Alain Locke scholars and families. Read Principal Love’s […]

Alain Locke students participate in "Story Time with Ms. Hartfield" on Zoom

The blind lottery to determine enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year at Alain Locke is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Friday, May 15. Due to the ongoing shelter-in-place order in […]

Silhouettes of three children jumping over large letters that spell "stay active"

We’ve all been staying home a lot more than usual lately, and it can be easy to forget about our physical fitness. The fact of the matter is, though, that […]


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