High School Open House for Grades 9-12
Join us for a high school open house like no other.
Saturday, March 18th, 2023 at 11:00 amView Details
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
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…Read More
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,…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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.Read More
Investigating Sustainable Ecosystems at Big Marsh
First-year students in the SDGs & You class and the Water class embarked on a cross-curicular Field Experience. The students spent a beautiful fall day biking around Big Marsh to…Read More
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.