Grades 9-12 • Experience Learning • (312) 643-0991

About Us

At-a-Glance

We are an independent private high school unlike any other in Chicago.

2010Year founded
7:1Student to teacher ratio
16Maximum classroom size
86%Teachers with advanced degrees
50%Students receiving financial aid
100%GCE graduates accepted into college
80%GCE graduates receiving merit-based scholarship for college
3GCE graduates earning coveted Posse Scholarships
$23,500Tuition 2017/18

Our Values

We value these five attributes as critical in becoming active global citizens:

Accountability

You will embrace self-advocacy, reflection, communication, and responsibility to others.

Autonomy

You will take an active role in your education, seeking out new experiences, diving deeper into courses, and effectively responding to challenges.

Purpose

You are motivated to learn when you understand the “why” behind what you are learning. You will find that learning becomes a natural extension of your interests and curiosities.

Gratitude

You will understand the concept of gratitude through hard work, humility and conflict resolution, with a greater appreciation for both your local and global community.

Achievement

You will demonstrate achievements that extend far beyond test scores to include the attributes of being an active global citizen; gratitude, autonomy, accountability and purpose.

Throughout your high school career, we incorporate these values in everything we do, so you gain the foundation, skills, and knowledge you need to succeed in a globally-connected community.

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Accountability

You will embrace self-advocacy, reflection, communication, and responsibility to others.

Autonomy

You will take an active role in your education, seeking out new experiences, diving deeper into courses, and effectively responding to challenges.

Purpose

You are motivated to learn when you understand the “why” behind what you are learning. You will find that learning becomes a natural extension of your interests and curiosities.

Gratitude

You will understand the concept of gratitude through hard work, humility and conflict resolution, with a greater appreciation for both your local and global community.

Achievement

You will demonstrate achievements that extend far beyond test scores to include the attributes of being an active global citizen; gratitude, autonomy, accountability and purpose.

Our Team

Board of Trustees

Board of Directors

Sheryl Curcio
Founder and Board Chair 

Jonathan Ben-Isvy
Vice Chair 

Andrew Davis
Treasurer

Lisa Humphrey
Secretary 

Art Andros
Director, Alumni Parent

Carol Montag
Director

Jake Schario
Director

Jeff Johnson
Director

Matt Prewitt
Director Alumni Parent

Rodney Morris
Director

Associate Board

Laura Scherb
President

Conor Durkin
Treasurer

Myles Gage
Vice President of External Affairs

Colin Hanner
Vice President of Internal Affairs & Secretary

Alexa Fifield
Associate

Alexandria Wilhelm
Associate

Derek Hanner
Associate

Meredith Heim
Associate

Zach Silver
Associate and Alum of GCE

Our Campus

Our Lincoln Park campus includes a number of unique learning spaces designed to facilitate active learning and collaboration.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question? Many answers can be found here by by browsing through our Frequently Asked Questions. If you do not see what you are looking for, or you would like to speak with someone at GCE Lab School, please call 312.643.0991