News and Events

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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skyline

GCE’s P.I.E. Program Connects Students to Professional Opportunities

By GCE Lab School / December 21, 2020

GCE’s Professional Immersion Experience (PIE) program allows students to experience a work environment aligned with their interests over a three-week intensive placement period. The program gives students an opportunity for…

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music that matters

How can music make a positive impact on my neighborhood?

By GCE Lab School / December 21, 2020

Students in the Music That Matters course investigated music as a language and how it’s attachment to people, history, and politics can teach, inspire, and ignite us. Throughout the course,…

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What does peace look like in your community?

By GCE Lab School / December 19, 2020

In Global Peace, students investigate Gandhi’s four principles of nonviolent movement building and their place in our society today. Through conflict mapping, historical analysis, film critiquing, and evaluating nonviolent protest…

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puppetry

How can puppets change the way we communicate?

By GCE Lab School / December 18, 2020

The stories that shape our lives and understanding of the world manifest themselves in a variety of forms. For the Civic Term of the 2020-21 school year, the A Show…

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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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GCE Students Fall Term Final Presentations

Fall Term Final Presentations

By GCE Lab School / December 7, 2020

The conclusion of the Fall Term serves as a reminder of why teaching academics through relevant, real-world experiences is an important step forward into an uncertain future. With the freshness…

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gce at earth rider

Electrifying Bikes at Earth Rider Cycling

By Adam Cohen-Leadholm / November 2, 2020

Juniors in Design & Engineering visited Earth Rider, a full-service, woman-owned bike shop to learn from store-owner and bike expert, Sharon. Sharon is a League Cycling Instructor and a certified…

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Experiencing Visual Rhetoric at the Living Memorial in Marquette Park

By Brent Mix / November 2, 2020

Juniors in the Rhetoric class have been pursuing the guiding question, “How does rhetoric inspire and mobilize?” Specifically, students are asked to consider how original artwork can speak out on…

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Ryan Teague Beckwith

Political Reporting in the Age of Technology and Social Media—with Ryan Teague Beckwith

By GCE Lab School / October 30, 2020

Seasoned journalist Ryan Teague Beckwith stepped up to the Soapbox just a week before the presidential election. With experience writing for Time, Bloomberg News, and the Washington Examiner, he shared…

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Better Design with Greater Good Studio

By Adam Cohen-Leadholm / October 27, 2020

Juniors in Design & Engineering are pursuing the guiding question, How does the design process impact product and experience?. The students are investigating the design of gardening tools, and the…

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vincent lauria

Taking Risk and Investing in Yourself—with Vinnie Lauria

By GCE Lab School / October 23, 2020

Stepping up to the virtual Soapbox all the way from Australia, serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Vinnie Lauria, reminded students “you can do whatever you put your mind to,” and…

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Investigating the Language of Resistance with Ugo Okere

By Brent Mix / October 22, 2020

I first became aware of Ugo Okere when he was a candidate for Alderman in my Ward, the 40th. In the fall of 2018, Ugo ran as a very young (22)…

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Rapid Prototyping with The James Dyson Foundation

By Adam Cohen-Leadholm / October 20, 2020

Students in Design & Engineering received a virtual visit from a couple of experts from the James Dyson Foundation. We have a longstanding partnership with the Dyson Foundation, and we…

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Physics in the Garden at Home Depot

By Adam Cohen-Leadholm / October 4, 2020

Juniors in the Design & Engineering class talked to experts from the gardening department at Home Depot to investigate the physics of gardening tools. In the first unit of this…

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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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Jackie Kaplan-Perkins Soapbox

Sex and Gender — with Jackie Kaplan-Perkins

By GCE Lab School / July 10, 2020

Jackie Kaplan-Perkins joined GCE student Mena and GCE alumnus Maeve on the virtual Soapbox to share their experiences, ambitions, and views on sex and gender across generations. I keep thinking…

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Lincoln Park

You are part of this mission with us.

By Cabell King / June 2, 2020

Dear Families and Friends of GCE Lab School, This morning, Technology Director Marcus Duncan shared with me the above photo of the Apple Store at North and Clybourn—just a block…

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Get Your 2019-2020 Yearbook!

By GCE Lab School / May 24, 2020

The 2019-2020 GCE Yearbook is off to the press and we can’t wait to share it with our community. We made a lot of memories this year and the yearbook…

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Flow

Flow: Creating Personal Opportunities for Impact and Belonging

February 21, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CST
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National Day of Silence

April 14, 2023
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Half-day attendance for students

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May 3, 2023
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Faculty In-Service [No School]

June 15, 2023 - June 16, 2023
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Chicago, IL 60602 United States

Graduation

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June 14, 2023
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Head of School Coffee

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March 17, 2023
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Head of School Coffee

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February 10, 2023
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Chicago, IL 60602 United States
9 W Washington Illustration

Good Futures 5k

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May 14, 2023
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Chicago, IL 60602 United States

Memorial Day -NO SCHOOL-

May 29, 2023

Shavuot begins at sundown

May 24, 2023 - May 25, 2023