Grades 9-12(312) 643-0991


Welcome and thank you for your interest in Global Citizenship Experience Lab School Admission.

GCE is an independent private high school unlike any other in Chicago.

At GCE, we use the City as a classroom to embolden a community of socially responsible citizens to respond courageously to the world’s biggest challenges. Our program aims to address the world’s most pressing problems and most ambitious aspirations as articulated by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. To achieve this, our coursework is accomplished both inside and outside the classroom, through our thoughtfully integrated sequence of interdisciplinary, thematic courses complemented by a series of real-world engagements that expose students to diverse occupations, industries, and life paths. In their tenure at GCE students develop skills and competencies to become real-world educated, professionally prepared, culturally competent, independently motivated, and consciously innovative global citizens.

The GCE Lab School community is truly reflective of the community in which we live. Our students are inquisitive and curious. They have something important to say and they want to share it with the world. They see themselves thriving in a truly inspiring, collaborative learning environment—one that delivers hands-on educational opportunities, exciting field experiences and true diversity.

I invite you to continue exploring GCE by attending one of our Open Houses, Student Visit Days, or requesting a private tour. I’m happy to answer any questions you may have to help you get the best understanding of GCE possible.

Our Admission process is comprehensive, consisting of several components that not only help us get to know your student, but help you determine if GCE is the right school for your family. Our goal is to make this process as informative and stress-free as possible. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions at [email protected] or (312) 643-0991. I look forward to connecting with you and introducing you to the GCE community.


Sarah Brock, Director of Admissions

Sarah Brock
Director of Admission

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Important Dates

January 27 – February 13

Priority Application Family Interviews

Monday, February 24

Priority Application Admission Decision Announcements

Friday, March 6

Regular Decision Application Due

Friday, March 20

Regular Decision Action Project and Financial Aid Assessment Due

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April 2020


A Chicago high school experience that makes a world of difference. At Global Citizenship Experience Lab School, students learn in a totally unique, project-based environment that allows them to truly experience learning by connecting academics to real-world scenarios. What does that look like? We're hosting students and families on April 4 to show you how. Each student is recognized for his or her unique history, perspective, and identity. Our aim is to cultivate young leaders and change agents. Small, diverse…

April 4, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT
GCE lab School, 1535 N Dayton St
Chicago, IL 60642
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Sarah Brock, Director of Admissions

Request a private tour, schedule a Prospective Student Visit Day, or RSVP for an Open House by contacting Sarah Brock, Director of Admissions.

GCE Lab School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial assistance program, or athletic and other school-administered programs.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT to stop the admissions process and/or NOT to admit an applicant if we determine that we cannot responsibly and/or ethically serve the applicant/student and/or family.

“This was the best choice that I ever made … This school provides challenges and experiences that would amaze you and make you want to come to school.”