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TEDxGCE

By Hiu To / April 10, 2019

This term, we modeled final presentations after Ted Talks to give students a different way to demonstrate their learning. Each presenter was given five minutes in the spotlight to deliver…

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Bring It On!

By Hiu To / April 10, 2019

Our Winter Term Community Day put all of the students’ different skills and talents to work. The morning started off with some brainteasing riddles and a relay race that tested…

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Talking Like Socrates

By Hiu To / April 8, 2019
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For the first Forbidden Books Project, GCE Sophomores investigated the following guiding question: How can I become a gadfly?  Here’s the scenario students were challenged with: Socrates believed that the…

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Running an Errand

By Hiu To / March 27, 2019

Sophomore, Tymony examined the art of the short film as her independent study. She completed the course, Ollywood during Elective term in which she learned to look at films with…

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The Point is Not The Point…

By Hiu To / March 12, 2019

The point is the poetry!!! This is our 7th year participating in the Louder Than a Bomb (LTAB) youth poetry slam festival and our poets were honored to have performed…

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The Truth Behind MPG at Tesla

By Hiu To / March 8, 2019

In the second unit of the Fuel class, the Freshmen have been pursuing the question, How does matter become energy?. In pursuit of an answer, students have been studying the…

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This I Believe

By Hiu To / March 4, 2019
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For the first unit in Who Am I?, students investigated the guiding question: What is my truth? What do I believe? Here’s the scenario students were challenged with: This I…

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Experiencing Sound at the Chicago Music Exchange

By Adam Cohen-Leadholm / February 28, 2019

In the second unit of the course, Light, Sound, and Time, the Juniors have been investigating the guiding question, What does life sound like?. As a part of their investigation,…

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Defining Dogma at the Muslim Community Center

By Sharon Holmes / February 28, 2019

The Sophomores in Forbidden Books have been investigating the guiding question, How are minds fanaticized?. Specifically, the students have been examining why books have been forbidden for dogmatic reasons through…

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Like A Fungus

By Hiu To / February 22, 2019

For the first Biomimicry Action Project, GCE students investigated the following guiding question: How would a fungus…? Here’s the scenario students were challenged with: You are a product designer for…

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The Milk Box

By Hiu To / February 15, 2019

The Milk Box is an art zine produced and published by a group of GCE Juniors. The first issue of the zine highlights the works of three young photographers. The…

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We’ve Got Moves

By Hiu To / February 13, 2019

Our amazing Parents Association (Parents Unite GCE) and members of the student council organized another successful school dance. We are so grateful to have opportunities like these to connect with…

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Looking Through a Pinhole

By Hiu To / February 13, 2019

The Juniors in Light, Sound, and Time have been focusing on light and investigating the guiding question: What would life look like without light? . In order to illuminate answers…

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Changing the Game

By Hiu To / February 7, 2019
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For the final Action Project in Game Changers, GCE students investigated the following guiding question:   What game will you create? Here’s the scenario students were challenged with: You are…

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Critiquing Pre-Production

By Hiu To / February 6, 2019

For the Ollywood Elective Course, GCE students investigated the following guiding question: How can we critique the elements of film pre-production? Here’s the scenario students were challenged with: You have…

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Like A Plant

By Hiu To / February 4, 2019

For the first Biomimicry Action Project, GCE students investigated the following guiding question: How would a plant…? Here’s the scenario students were challenged with: You are working for a biomimicry…

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Thank you Crossing Borders Music

By Hiu To / January 17, 2019

We’re so honored to have hosted the out-of-this-world musicians from Crossing Borders Music as a part of our GCE Tiny Concert Music Series. The mission of Crossing Borders Music is to…

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Sound It Out

By Hiu To / January 16, 2019

In the third and final unit of the Ollywood course, students are investigating the elements of film post-production. As a part of this investigation, they have been examining the role…

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Meet the New Head of School

By Hiu To / January 15, 2019

Nick Andros graduated in 2017 and came back to interview Cabell King, our new Head of School. Get to know Cabell! https://vimeo.com/286638572

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Closing the Loop at The Plant Chicago

By Hiu To / January 11, 2019

In the third unit of the Biomimicry Elective, the students have been investigating the guiding question, What would a fungus do?. In this unit, students have been investigating fungi and their…

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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