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GCE Lab School, a high school learning experience

Experience the Difference

The traditional approach to education, with heavy emphasis on standardized tests and siloed subjects, does not prepare students for our changing world. At GCE, students experience their education.

to learn through thematic, integrated courses

for success in college or career as global citizens

to communities through weekly field experiences

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Exploring Art by Incarcerated Youth at The Weinberg/Newton Gallery

Students in Poetic Justice explore poetry as a medium to address political issues. During our three-week Civic term, students examine one political issue each week. This week, they explore the…

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It’s Par for the Course

It’s not every day you get to level up your putting skills at school…except it is! Students in the Par for the Course workshop are discovering the history of golf,…

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The Physics of Tools at Home Depot

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 at The Chicago River

First-year students 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…

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Exploring Language at the Poetry Foundation

Students in the Stories class returned to the Poetry Foundation to revisit the beautiful visual poems by Monica Ong. In Stories, students explore their voice as storytellers while examining the…

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Visual Storytelling at the Poetry Foundation

Sophomores in the Stories class found sanctuary from the bustling city at the Poetry Foundation. In this course, students examine how we can shape stories through language, perspective, and different…

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GCE Lab School delivers an inspiring, interactive, dynamic high school experience that will enrich your life, open your eyes to global citizenship, and position you for future success. We are so committed to our vision, we’ve built Global Citizenship Experience (GCE) right into our name.

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