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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

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

Physics in the Garden 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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Assessing Human Needs at Lincoln Park Community Services

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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Exploring the Chicago River with Urban Rivers

First-year students embarked on their first off-campus Field Experience of their GCE career, and it was definitely one for the books. The students are investigating the guiding question, “How is…

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transitioning to high school

Communication, community, and care relieves the stress of high school transitions at GCE

The transition from middle school to high school can be stressful for students and their families.   If you start to feel overwhelmed about heading off to high school, please remember…

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GCE and Northwestern

Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development offering GCE’s ReDesigning the Future in Summer Program

Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development is offering GCE’s ReDesigning the Future class as part of its Spectrum Online Summer Program for 6th–8th-grade students. The three-week, 1-credit course challenges students…

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GCE Ping Tom Park

GCE is Pitching in for the Parks on Chicago’s South Side

We’re excited to announce GCE is participating in the Chicago Parks Foundation’s Pitch In for the Parks program, a citywide volunteer park clean-up effort taking place from June through October!…

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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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