Prospective Student Spotlight Day

Join us at GCE for a prospective student day! At most schools, these days are known as shadow days, but at GCE, you’ll be in the spotlight, participating in class, group work, and truly experiencing the learning. Our spotlight days will run from 8:45am-12:30pm and include lunch.

The next available dates for spotlight days are Thursday, November 15; Monday, November 19; and Thursday, December 13.

If you would like to attend, you can fill out the form here to get started!


Immersive Open House

Join us for a high school open house like no other.

At GCE, students learn in a totally unique, project-based environment that allows them to truly experience the learning. What does that look like, you ask? We’re hosting you this fall to find out by immersing yourself in the global citizenship experience.

GCE Lab School is an independent private high school in Lincoln Park, Chicago that cultivates global citizens in a collaborative learning environment. Our model delivers hands-on educational experiences designed to connect academic coursework with real world context. 50% of our students receive scholarships, ensuring a diverse school that unites students and communities across Chicago.

Explore our thematic, interdisciplinary high school courses


See how GCE prepares students for the 21st century as global citizens

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Partner Appreciation Breakfast

Join us for breakfast as we welcome our field experience (FE) partners to express our appreciation for the awesome opportunities they give our students. FEs, field trips on steroids that emphasize our city as a classroom model, are part of what makes GCE special, and we want to thank you for participating! We’ll be serving breakfast, hearing from students about their favorite FEs, and discovering the network of inspiring partners across the city.

Breakfast starts at 7:30am, and a short presentation will begin at 8am.