More Photos From the 2021-2022 School Year at Alain Locke

January 25, 2022

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…Read more

Alain Locke Associate Board Assembles Holiday Meal Gift Baskets

December 20, 2021

Members of the Alain Locke Associate Board recently met to assemble holiday meal gift baskets for all-stars and their families.

Following last month’s #GivingTuesday fundraiser, Associate Board members were able…Read more

Alain Locke Named No. 3 Charter Middle School in Illinois

November 12, 2021

We are thrilled to share today that Alain Locke Charter School has been named the No. 3 charter middle school in Illinois and earned a “Best” school recognition from…Read more

Photos From the Classroom With Our Pre-K All-Stars

November 3, 2021

Things are in full swing right now at Alain Locke, and we’re all so happy to be back in the building for the 2021-22 school year.

Our pre-K all-stars are…Read more

We’re Back! Check Out the Photos from Back-to-School 2021-2022.

August 20, 2021

We are very happy to be back for full-time, in-person learning now for the 2021-2022 school year.

Since starting classes last Friday, everyone has been hard at work and taking…Read more



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.

Alain Locke is one of the highest performing charter schools in Illinois. The U.S. Department of Education recognized Alain Locke as 1 of 7 schools in the United States most successful at “Closing the Achievement Gap.” Our results prove that all children with access to the best educators and resources can perform at the highest academic level by any measure.

Instructors at Alain Locke use a combination of instructional strategies to meet the individual academic needs of each student. In addition to our focus on core subjects, students participate in a wide array of meaningful enrichment programs (technology, art, music, library, physical education, and weekly clubs) that promote academic achievement and social growth.

A commitment to absolute excellence is unwavering and present in every element of day-to-day life at our school. We not only want our students to be the best on the West Side, but more importantly we want them to be globally competitive. We are appreciative that our families entrust us with the opportunity to educate their children and look forward to another great year at Alain Locke!


Patrick Love
Principal, Alain Locke Charter School