Education Will Endure: Our First Student Presentations in the Days of Distance Learning

By GCE Lab School / March 27, 2020
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Shortly after we closed our campus for COVID-19, our learning community came together to design an online version of Final Presentations, where ordinarily, students demonstrate what they’ve learned. It was…

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Democracy Is A Verb

By Hiu To / August 6, 2018

GCE Lab School students in partnership with the Newberry Library and a number of amazing organizations successfully hosted the first youth-led Bughouse Debate as a part of Newberry’s Annual Bughouse…

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Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

By Hiu To / June 14, 2018

Congratulations to our Class of 2018!!! Our 2018 graduates endured an academically and emotionally challenging year and they came out on the other side stronger and smarter. We are so…

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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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Our First Visit to St. Vincent

By Hiu To / November 13, 2017

We spent the first Wednesday of Elective Term volunteering at St. Vincent de Paul Center through the Blessings in a Backpack program. Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals, 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 at Chicago Polar Plunge

GCE Students Raise Money for Special Olympics at Polar Plunge

By GCE Lab School / March 6, 2016

A group of brave students and staff plunged into the brumal waters at North Avenue Beach to raise money for Special Olympics Chicago. We’re happy to report zero cases of…

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The Point is the Poetry

By Hiu To / March 2, 2016

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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High school students

Hey Alumni, Holla Back!

By GCE Lab School / March 1, 2016

Hello GCE Alumni,  We miss you and would really love to hear from you. Watch the video for a message from the GCE community. Write a response to our questions,…

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Who is Joshua Wayne?

By GCE Lab School / December 21, 2015

GCE is delighted to host teen and family expert Joshua Wayne for a personal conversation about parenting and teens on January 12, 2016. Date Tuesday, January 12 6:15 pm –…

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GCE at Strides for Peace 2 mile walk

Striding for Peace

By Hiu To / October 16, 2015

Students and staff participated in the Strides for Peace 2 mile walk as a part of the Cure Violence team. In the weeks leading up to the walk, we watched…

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UrbanX Learning and GCE

Chicago Area Educators Reflect on GCE’s Model

By GCE Lab School / October 15, 2015

Through a partnership with UrbanX Learning, GCE Lab School implemented our curriculum at five schools across Chicago as a part of our Summer Institute. In running this program, our professional…

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GCE at University of Chicago Race for Kids

Racing for the Kids

By admin / October 10, 2015

GCE represented at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s RBC Race for the Kids. Students, parents, and teachers woke up early on a Sunday morning to help make a…

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Project-based education professional development

Join Our Team

By GCE Lab School / September 24, 2015

GCE Lab School and GLM Education are seeking candidates for four positions:

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The Future is Not Satisfied By Today’s Education

By GCE Lab School / March 29, 2015

We Are Not Satisfied. Download the presentation here Eric Davis, founder of GCE Lab School, emboldens students and families by affirming GCE’s commitment to an educational model that equips students…

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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 http://www.tutormentorconference.org. 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: http://www.midwestbuddhisttemple.org/

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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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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

Memorial Day

May 31, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT


June 12, 2021 @ 12:00 am CDT