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and change the world.

GCE Lab School, a high school learning experience

COVID-19

GCE Lab School is invested in the health and safety of our community. As the need for physical distance continues due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, GCE Lab School is closed to the public until further notice. We encourage all to follow the guidance as provided by the CDC, Illinois Department of Public Health, and the World Health Organization.

Amid this crisis, we are inspired by the empathy and compassion of our community, reaffirming the importance of our values. As the city begins to reopen, we are cautiously optimistic about the future. We are preparing plans for multiple scenarios regarding our return to school this fall. We will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available.

Racial Injustice

At GCE Lab School, we situate education within current events. We believe that meaningful learning prepares young people to participate as leaders and citizens in diverse communities.

As a city, we must do better to recognize and empower those who have been systemically diminished. At GCE, we have been entrusted with the care and encouragement of inspiring young people of all races. Every one of them matters. Our black students matter. And every one of our students will join the chorus of young citizens demanding and enacting a better future.

We have developed a dynamic list of resources for our community in response to current events. List of Resources

Experience the Difference

The traditional approach to education, with heavy emphasis on standardized tests and siloed subjects, does not prepare students for our changing world. At GCE, students experience their education.

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Inspired
to learn through thematic, integrated courses

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Prepared
for success in college or career as global citizens

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Connected
to communities through weekly field experiences

What’s happening now. Reflections, News, and Announcements

Investigating Budō with Jason Bender

https://vimeo.com/505470282 Students in Who Am I? took a virtual introductory jiu-jitsu class with Jason Bender of Bender Fitness. While the study of martial arts might seem miles away from our course on philosophy and psychology, we have already noticed some interesting points of overlap, not least in the fact that martial arts such as jiu-jitsu are founded upon centuries of social…

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86% of our students receive tuition assistance, ensuring a diverse school that unites students and communities across Chicago.

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GCE Lab School delivers an inspiring, interactive, dynamic high school experience that will enrich your life, open your eyes to global citizenship, and position you for future success. We are so committed to our vision, we’ve built Global Citizenship Experience (GCE) right into our name.

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