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Wrapping Up Winter

We conquered a couple of firsts during our Winter Term Final Presentations. It was our first-ever evening final presentation and we were thrilled by all of the friends and families that showed up to support our students. It was also the first event held in our new space and we were pleased by our guests’ oohs and aahs. In preparation for the evening’s festivities, students and staff picked up dusters, brooms, and mops to ensure the best representation of the school. But truthfully, students and staff have been preparing for the event months in advance by working hard in their courses every day. It was the perfect way to end the term and to start Spring Break.

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Electing to Connect

Our Elective Term came to an end with an intimate Final Presentation. After 3 months of hard work, students in the courses, Book Bound, Biomimicry, Rapid Prototyping, and If These Walls Could Talk connected with guests through their newfound knowledge and expertise. The librarians from Book Bound challenged guests to a book-sorting race and engaged guests in conversations about the value of literacy. In Biomimicry, guests were asked to determine the rate of decomposition for different household items. The engineers from Rapid Prototyping showcased their skills with different manual and digital tools. The muralist from If These Walls Could Talk curated a gallery walk of their murals in our new space. Our students invited guests to learn through experimentation and play, a process that they are familiar with.

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Mark Your Calendars for Winter Term Final Presentations

Join us for another opportunity to learn with our students on Thursday, March 26th at 10:30am at GCE Lab School. Final Presentations are both fun and inspiring. They are led by our students, who guide us through the courses they study and the transformation their lives undergo in a matter of weeks.

RSVP Today for Final Presentations on March 26th!

We hope that you’ll stay connected with GCE Lab School through the activities below.

Donations for GCE’s Student Zone

GCE Lab School is working to carve out a better designated space for students to hang out and complete their work during their down time and after school. It may sound archaic, but we would greatly appreciate your donations in the form of desktop computers. If you have any questions or donations, please email Stephanie ([email protected]).

It’s not too late to register for GCE’s Summer Immersion Courses!

Are you interested in learning about issues that are important to you? Would you like to work with passionate teachers and students from around Chicago? Join us this summer for a three-week course to experience life in a new way!

Participants sample our Model for Learning — inquiry & project-based courses featuring integrated curriculum, differentiated instruction, field experiences, the creation of digital portfolios, and a focus on global citizenship. For rising 7th to 12th grade students, the Summer Immersion is a great way to infuse your learning experience with a jolt of purpose and inspiration. You may even decide that GCE Lab School is the best high school for you!

Please note that all Summer Immersion courses are open to all prospective and current GCE students.

Learn more and register for a Summer Immersion course

Help Grow GCE Lab School

We invite you to nominate students who are creative and independent thinkers and who care about learning in and beyond school. We would greatly appreciate if you would take a few minutes to put us in touch with any prospective students who are currently attending middle or high school, and who you believe would be receptive to our approach.

Nominate a student here