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and change the world.

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

What’s happening now. Reflections, News, and Announcements

Welcome Home!

We had an incredible first week of school. This year, we welcome five new members to our team and over thirty new students to our community! We spent the week…

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Summer Classes at GCE

The end of the school year is almost here and we’re warming up for our Summer Program! We’re excited to be offering four engaging, project-based courses this summer. Seating is…

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GCE Students develop their projects

Creativity, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, and Empathy: The Value of Project-Based Learning

STEM—Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics—are often viewed as the most important components of a young person’s education. Students are almost exclusively encouraged to pursue STEM fields (medicine, engineering, actuary, research,…

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Downtown High School, Tucked Among High-Rises, With Little More Than 50 Students, Is Making Its Mark On The World

On Tuesday, February 22, Jim Williams and the CBS news team came to our new campus at 9 W. Washington to see the school and the unveiling of our new…

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High School financial aid

Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Applications Open Tonight

GCE Lab School has partnered with Empower Illinois to participate in the Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship program. The Illinois Tax Credit Scholarships are renewable awards of up to $13,000.00 for eligible families. The 2022-2023…

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high school students finding their fit at GCE Lab School

In high school, fitting in means finding your best fit

With so many high school options, how can you determine which is the best fit for your student? There are so many components that go into choosing a high school in Chicago. The amount of choice can be intimidating and the nuances of the application processes can be overwhelming, but finding your best fit is no secret.

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Start your journey today

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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