Our School

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Grades 9–12

7:1 Student to teacher ratio

86% of students receive tuition assistance

100% of graduates are accepted to best-fit colleges


participate in at least one internship while in high school


strategic field experiences with our corporate, nonprofit, and civic partners


feel prepared for college/postsecondary success vs. less than 50% of high school students nationwide


start their own business—while still in high school


of our students are accepted into college


Breaking down walls to
unite school with the world

Every day we ask ourselves, “if it’s not important in the world, why teach it?”

GCE Lab School’s inquiry and project-based model is grounded in integrated STEAM and Humanities curricula that inspires students to situate their learning in a real-world context. At GCE, achievement is not just defined by standardized test scores; it includes the values of accountability, purpose, autonomy, and gratitude.

The school’s model is based on a simple framework to guide teaching and learning.


Inspire students to fall in love with learning and discover their purpose.


Prepare them to think for themselves and care about others.


Connect students with the real world through their academic subjects.


Students learn core academics through engaging thematic STEAM and Humanities courses. Students grasp the relevance and practical value of what they are learning through hands-on activities, in a student-centered, blended learning environment, with an emphasis on peer-to-peer collaboration and educators as facilitators of learning.

Achievement Redefined
Real World Learning

Discover how we are reinventing education

GCE Lab School cultivates global citizens in a collaborative and caring learning environment. Our model delivers hands-on educational experiences designed to connect academic coursework with real-world context. Fifty percent of our students receive scholarships, ensuring a diverse school that unites students and communities across Chicago.