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Head of School, Cabell King speaks at 2021 NAIS Online Annual Conference

By GCE Lab School / February 24, 2021

The boundaries between civic and social worlds and the classroom are progressively muddy. Tense emotions, complex ideas, and hyper-relevance can be critical challenges for schools and teachers alike—but the classroom…

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Capitol Hill

For the Promise of Our Nation

By GCE Lab School / January 8, 2021

We are saddened by the events of January 6th, 2021. We condemn both the sedition that led to the incursion on Capitol Hill and the assault itself. The imbalance of…

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From Farm to Cup at Metropolis Coffee Company

By Hiu To / April 11, 2019

Freshman in the Food For Thought class went to Metropolis Coffee Company’s roastery to learn about the life of the Coffee plant. Students were welcomed into the state-of-the-art roastery where…

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Thank you Cider Provider, Violet Crime, and Thom Perry!

By GCE Lab School / November 17, 2018

Truly ecstatic to kick off our GCE Tiny Concert Music Series where we host musicians and bands at our Lincoln Park Campus. Huge thanks to Jed and the guys from…

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We Say Enough!

By Hiu To / May 3, 2018

291 schools across the country have suffered horrific gun violence since 2012, the year of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre. 7,000 kids have been gunned down. More than 187,000 students…

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From Bean to Cup @ Metropolis Coffee Company

By Hiu To / May 1, 2018

Freshmen in the Food For Thought class went to Metropolis Coffee Company’s roastery to learn about the life of the Coffee plant. Students were welcomed into the state-of-the art roastery…

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The Walls As Canvas

By Hiu To / April 26, 2018
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This Spring term, the students in Art are planning and installing an orginal mural inside the school. Before the muralists begin work on the walls, they must understand why and…

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Listen to the Poem!

By Hiu To / March 14, 2017

Our poets left their hearts on the stage during this year’s Louder Than A Bomb Poetry Slam Festival. Louder Than A Bomb or better known as LTAB is an annual…

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GCE Featured on tastytrade’s Bootstrapping in America

By GCE Lab School / January 20, 2016

Huge thanks to the guys at tastytrade! tastytrade is a real financial network, producing 8.5 hours of live programming every weekday, Monday – Friday. Follow along as our experts navigate…

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Project-based instruction

Summer Learning…We’re At it Again

By Hiu To / August 13, 2015

Each time a GCE course is taught, it’s subjected to the rigor, standards, and feedback of students, teachers, and community partners. Our summer professional development sessions are key to the…

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The End… or just the Beginning?

By GCE Lab School / May 28, 2014
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Dear Friends & Families: The 2013-14 school year draws to a close, and while we celebrate closure and the significant experiences of this year, we also set an eye on…

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By GCE Lab School / May 6, 2014
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Dear GCE Friends & Families: GCE Lab School students will present project based learning ideas at the May 19 #TutorMentor Conference in Chicago. See This conference is intended to connect leaders and…

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June 4. RSVP NOW for FPs & Graduation

By GCE Lab School / April 30, 2014
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      RSVP: Kim Campos by email, [email protected] Visit Online:

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PBL + CCSS + MDGs + C2C = OnIn

By GCE Lab School / April 16, 2014
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GCEVoices Blog Recently, GCE was visited by a group of foreign delegates and one of the women asked me how we are different? Her challenge provoked a different response than…

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Spring Term & Hybrid Pilot

By GCE Lab School / April 5, 2014
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Dear Families: Welcome to 2014 Spring Term, the final phase of this school-year (holy cow!). Students, we’ll see you at 8:45 on Tuesday morning, April 8. In this news-blast you’ll…

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Graduation, 2014-15 Enrollment, & Civic Immersion

By GCE Lab School / March 19, 2014
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Dear GCE Friends & Families:Lots of information in this news blast.  Featured stories include: Save the Dates!!! 2014-15 Enrollment. Paperwork & Tuition Schedule. Civic Immersion — ASL, DHH, & GCE!!!…

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Immerse Yourself

By GCE Lab School / March 3, 2014
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Dear Families, Please review this post to learn about Experiential Term and the latest student Online Installations. Thank you. Dear Students: You are about to immerse yourselves in a month-long…

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Final Presentations & Albany Park Theater Project

By GCE Lab School / February 15, 2014
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Dear Friends: Two exciting events to schedule on your calendars! Final Presentations 2.27.14 @ 10:30am. FEBRUARY 27, 10:30-noon. RSVP to Kim Campos please or by phone: 312.643.0991.Watch the video from spring 2012…

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Dynamic & Reflective Student Work

By GCE Lab School / February 9, 2014
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Dear GCE family & friends: One simple and surprising way to warm up from this frigid cold is to learn about GCE by visiting GCE Voices, our Online Installations (OnIn) of…

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Bioneers, Time to Reflect…

By Carlos Pitella / October 31, 2013

After attending the Bioneers Youth Event, please take a moment to complete the form below. Loading… [If you have trouble seeing the form, please click on the image below]

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ACT (recommended for all juniors)

April 17, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT

Orthodox Good Friday

April 30, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT

Orthodox Easter

May 2, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT

Deadline to register for 6/5 SAT

May 6, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT

Deadline to register for 6/12 ACT

May 7, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT


May 8, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT


May 10, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT

Eid al-Fitr begins at sundown

May 12, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT
Arne Duncan speaks about education and gun violence in Chicago

Education and Rewriting the Story of Gun Violence in Chicago—with Arne Duncan

May 13, 2021 @ 2:20 am - 3:00 pm CDT
9 West Washington
Chicago, IL 60602 United States

Memorial Day

May 31, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT