News and Events

Creation Stories with Lily Be

By GCE Lab School / September 16, 2019

In the first unit of the Stories course, Creation, students explored stories from a variety of cultures that try to provide answers to the questions: Why does the world exist?,…

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These Hands are Made for Tilling…

By Hiu To / September 15, 2019

The Juniors in the Design and Engineering class are addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 9 by examining the guiding question, How does the design process impact…

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Meeting Human Needs at Lincoln Park Community Service

By Brent Mix / September 15, 2019

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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We Dune’d it Up!

By Hiu To / August 28, 2019

We kicked off the 2019- 2020 school year with an epic orientation trip to the Indiana Dunes State Park. We were thrilled to spend the weekend with a group of…

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Step 1: Speak Up!

By Hiu To / August 5, 2019

GCE Lab School students in partnership with the Newberry Library organized and hosted this year’s Youth Soapbox Debates as a part of Newberry’s Annual Bughouse Square Debates. This is our…

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Measured Daylight: GCE Students Map an Illuminated Future

By GCE Lab School / July 12, 2019

In the spirit of real-world learning, two students were on-site to audit available daylight on the third floor of the Randolph Street location we are pursuing for the new home…

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We are Master Learners

By Hiu To / June 17, 2019

We embrace the last day of every Spring Term not only as a celebration of the graduating class but also as a celebration of all of our accomplishments as a…

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Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

By Hiu To / June 17, 2019

Congratulations to the Class of 2019!!! Our 2019 graduates are a group of opinionated, curious, strong-willed young people who are ready to take on the world’s greatest challenges. We are…

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Get Your Yearbook!

By GCE Lab School / May 20, 2019

The 2018-2019 GCE Yearbook has just been sent off to the presses and we can’t wait to share it with our community. We made a lot of memories this year…

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The Sun Rises in the Yeast

By Hiu To / May 16, 2019

Students in the Food class have been exploring leavening agents and the role they play in our favorite baked goods. They experimented with biological agents and quickly learned to respect…

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Creating Drama at The Goodman Theater

By Hiu To / May 16, 2019

In the Sophomore Humanities course, Drama, the students have been investigating the guiding question, How does drama stage and heal our roles in society?. Specifically, they have been studying how…

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It’s Formally Spring

By Hiu To / May 14, 2019

We stepped into an Enchanted Forest and danced the night away! Members of our Student Council alongside our Director of Admissions, Laura transformed the Ravenswood Loft into an Enchanted Forest…

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Rock On! 4th Annual GCE Fundraiser was a Hit!

By GCE Lab School / May 6, 2019

A most epic night, last Friday’s 4th Annual GCE Fundraiser had it all; a mouthwatering spread, totally killer auction and raffle prizes, poetry performances from GCE’s LTAB team, live music…

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Going Beyond Our Limits with Sensei Lavin

By Hiu To / May 1, 2019

The Seniors in the Endurance class have been pursuing the guiding question, how much are you willing to endure to change the world?. In the first unit of this Humanities…

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Truss Fall!

By Hiu To / April 26, 2019

During the first Unit of the Urban Planning course, Juniors investigate the elements necessary to build a strong bridge. The engineers studied examples of bridges in order to understand the…

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Farm to Table at Big Delicious Planet

By Hiu To / April 26, 2019

The Freshman in the Food class has been pursuing an answer to the guiding question, What is the ecology of planting?. In the first unit of this STEAM course, students…

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Studying Ecosystems at Patchwork Farms

By GCE Lab School / April 22, 2019

The Freshmen taking Food have been pursuing the guiding question, What does a balanced ecosystem look like?. In the first unit of this STEAM course, students are investigating the types…

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A Test of Endurance

By GCE Lab School / April 19, 2019

Seniors in Endurance are investigating the journeys of endurance of historical fictional and non-fictional heroes. They are tasked with answering the guiding question, How do you endure mental and physical…

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Eat Your Neighborhood with Odd Produce

By Hiu To / April 19, 2019

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

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From Farm to Cup at Metropolis Coffee Company

By Hiu To / April 11, 2019
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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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January High School Open House for Grades 9-12

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January 28, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm CST

ACT (recommended for all juniors)

February 6, 2021 @ 12:00 am CST

Deadline to register for 3/13 SAT

February 12, 2021 @ 12:00 am CST

Presidents’ Day

February 15, 2021 @ 12:00 am CST

Ash Wednesday

February 17, 2021 @ 12:00 am CST

Purim begins at sundown

February 25, 2021 @ 12:00 am CST

Deadline to register for 4/17 ACT

March 12, 2021 @ 12:00 am CST

SAT

March 13, 2021 @ 12:00 am CST

Winter Term Final Presentations

March 24, 2021

Last Day of Winter Term; Community Day

March 25, 2021