Admissions

GCE is more than a school. It’s an experience that helps grow students into graduates ready to be a force for good in the world.

Meet with our Director of Enrollment Management.

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

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.

The current public health situation is exactly the kind of global circumstance that animates our curriculum. Our sophomore Global Health sequence explores topics including public health and statistics, while our junior Global Government, senior Global Vision, and freshman Global Resources sequences investigate issues from a variety of perspectives providing insight into the world's biggest challenges.

I invite you to continue exploring GCE by connecting with me via email or phone and following us on social media for updated photos and videos. I'm more than happy to schedule a video chat to meet with you and answer any questions you may have to help you get the best understanding of GCE possible.

Our Admission process is comprehensive and 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 (773) 217-8145. I look forward to connecting with you soon.

Warmly,
Sarah

Sarah Brock, Director of Admissions

Sarah Brock
Director of Enrollment Management

Quick Links

Important Dates

October - November

Student Visit Days


Thursday, October 14

High School Open House


Saturday, November 13

High School Open House

Our Commitments

Be Present

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Entertain the Unfamiliar

Our Commitments

Entertain the Unfamiliar

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Exercise Integrity

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Exercise Integrity

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Practice Kindness
and Respect

high school students
Our Commitments

Practice Kindness
and Respect

Our Commitments

Be Present

Our Commitments

Be Present

student project-based learning
Our Commitments

Entertain the Unfamiliar

Our Commitments

Entertain the Unfamiliar

high school student
Our Commitments

Practice Kindness
and Respect

Our Commitments

Practice Kindness
and Respect

Our Commitments

Entertain the Unfamiliar

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Our Commitments

Exercise Integrity

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Our Commitments

Exercise Integrity

GCE At-A-Glance

located in the Loop
33 Neighborhoods represented by our students
Founded in 2010
7:1 student-to-teacher ration
maximum class size
86% teachers have advanced degrees
86% Students receive tuition assistance
100% of graduates accepted

“I chose GCE because I wanted to be in a place that embraces diversity and different perspectives. Picasso draws his bulls from different perspectives, and classes at GCE use different perspectives to stimulate discussion and deepen knowledge.”

“I found another family and home and place where I wake up excited to come to and can’t wait for Sunday to end so I can get to school on Monday.”

“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.”

Daily Schedule

GCE's schedule is designed to balance collaborative learning experiences with the development of personal accountability. Special consideration is given to students' on-screen time, in-person interactions, and independent working time.

Admission Events

High School Open House for Grades 9-12

GCE Lab School 9 West Washington, Chicago

A Chicago high school experience that makes a world of difference. At Global Citizenship Experience Lab School, we're preparing students to respond to the world's biggest challenges through progressive, real-world,…

High School Open House for Grades 9-12

GCE Lab School 9 West Washington, Chicago

A Chicago high school experience that makes a world of difference. At Global Citizenship Experience Lab School, we're preparing students to respond to the world's biggest challenges through progressive, real-world, project-based learning that is engaging and relevant. Join students and teachers for an interactive exploration of the GCE Lab School difference. Take a class with…

High School Information Session for Grades 9-12

GCE Lab School 9 West Washington, Chicago

A Chicago high school experience that boldly fosters a force for good. At Global Citizenship Experience (GCE) Lab School, we're preparing students to respond to the world's biggest challenges through…

High School Open House for Grades 9-12

GCE Lab School 9 West Washington, Chicago

A Chicago high school experience that makes a world of difference. At Global Citizenship Experience Lab School, we're preparing students to respond to the world's biggest challenges through progressive, real-world,…

High School Information Session for Grades 9-12

GCE Lab School 9 West Washington, Chicago

A Chicago high school experience that boldly fosters a force for good. At Global Citizenship Experience (GCE) Lab School, we're preparing students to respond to the world's biggest challenges through…

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 Enrollment Management.

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.