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Investigating Sustainable Ecosystems at Big Marsh

By Hiu To / November 8, 2021

First-year students in the SDGs & You class and the Water class embarked on a cross-curicular Field Experience. The students spent a beautiful fall day biking around Big Marsh to…

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Spirit? We’ve Got It!

By Hiu To / October 31, 2021
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It was Spirit Week and boy, did we bring it this year! Members of student council hosted a spectacular week of fun starting with Cohort Color Monday, then Twin Tuesday,…

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Analyzing Water at Plant Chicago

By Hiu To / October 16, 2021

First-year students in the Water class embarked on a Field Experience to Plant Chicago to meet with Education Manager, Rock Evans. In the first unit, students collected water from the…

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Discussing Gender in Andersonville

By Hiu To / October 16, 2021

First-year students in the SDGs & You class are investigating the guiding question, “What does an equal world look like?” by examining issues of gender inequality. In this unit, they…

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Assessing Human Needs at Lincoln Park Community Services

By Hiu To / September 16, 2021

Unit I of SDGs & You is entitled Access, and it asks students to investigate the first, second, and fourth Sustainable Development Goals: No Poverty, No Hunger, and Quality Education (respectively).…

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Exploring the Chicago River with Urban Rivers

By Hiu To / September 11, 2021

First-year students embarked on their first off-campus Field Experience of their GCE career, and it was definitely one for the books. The students are investigating the guiding question, “How is…

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Closing the Loop at Plant Chicago

By Hiu To / April 23, 2021

First-year students in the Food For Thought and Food class embarked on a cross-curricular Field Experience to Plant Chicago. Education Manager, Rock Evans gave the students a tour of the…

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Discovering Found Object Puppetry with Rough House Theater

By Hiu To / February 22, 2021

Throughout history and around the world, humans have used puppets to pass down stories, share cultural practices, and revolt against censorship. A Show of Hands is a course in which students…

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Discovering the Art of the Shadow with Manual Cinema

By Hiu To / December 15, 2020

In this workshop, students in the A Show of Hands class explored the possibilities and craft of performant storytelling. Artists from Manual Cinema exposed the multitude of layers that go…

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Discovering a Community of Puppets at Nasty, Brutish & Short

By Hiu To / December 15, 2020

The students in the A Show of Hands class are taking a deep dive into the world of puppetry. They are investigating how puppets have been used to pass down…

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Carrying Water @ The Chicago River

By Hiu To / October 4, 2020

Freshmen in the Water class visited the Chicago River to collect water. In the first unit of this STEAM course, students have been pursuing the guiding question, why is water…

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A Virtual Eat Your Neighborhood Tour with Dave Odd

By Hiu To / April 25, 2020

The students in the Food For Thought class are investigating the guiding question, How are food systems shaped and how do they shape the world?. As a part of this…

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Muraling Moody’s

By Hiu To / January 5, 2020

Students in the Drawing Lines course took a deep dive into public art during our three-week Civic term. Students in this course were challenged to define the seemingly simple term,…

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Spaces as Public Art at Design Museum of Chicago

By Hiu To / December 12, 2019

Students in Drawing Lines have been investigating the concept of placemaking specifically through art. So far in their investigation, they’ve looked at how public artworks may create places where people…

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Musing over Murals with Pilsen Public Art Tours

By Hiu To / December 10, 2019

The students in the Drawing Lines course have been examining the power of public art in educating and uniting a community. As a part of their investigation, they studied the…

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We’re In This Together

By Hiu To / December 1, 2019

GCE students can’t help but impress during Final Presentations. Students are challenged to share and demonstrate their learning from the term at each Final Presentation. With just a couple of…

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Bike Prototyping

By Hiu To / November 15, 2019

After weeks of learning from different experts in the field, the Juniors were ready to build the prototype of their original bike designs. Each group of students was given a…

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Cooking to Impress

By Hiu To / November 7, 2019

Our students knocked out another month of delicious meals for community lunch. Hiu’s advisory experimented with Asian flavors and delivered dishes with spice, acidity, and umami. They served up bahn…

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Fresh with a pH

By Hiu To / November 7, 2019
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The Freshmen in the Water class are studying the water cycle. In the process, students learned that infiltration is an important part of the cycle because as the water passes…

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WorldChicago Youth Ambassadors

By Hiu To / November 3, 2019

WorldChicago Youth Ambassadors from France, Martinique, and Guadeloupe spent the day with us to experience learning like GCE students. WorldChicago facilitates collaboration between people from all over the world to advance…

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Winter Term

January 4, 2022 - March 18, 2022

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day [No School]

January 17, 2022

High School Open House for Grades 9-12

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January 25, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm CST
9 West Washington St., Fourth Floor
Chicago, IL 60602 United States

High School Open House for Grades 9-12

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January 25, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm CST
9 West Washington St., Fourth Floor
Chicago, IL 60602 United States

Parent-Teacher Conferences

February 2, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST

ACT (recommended for all juniors)

February 12, 2022

Presidents’ Day [No School]

February 21, 2022

High School Information Session for Grades 9-12

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February 23, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm CST
9 West Washington St., Fourth Floor
Chicago, IL 60602 United States

Deadline to register for 4/2 ACT

February 25, 2022

Ash Wednesday

March 2, 2022