GCE Lab School (Closed 2023)

9 West Washington St, Fourth Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
Through project-based learning and real-world connections, GCE helps students explore their passions, find their own voice, and apply their learning to the world around them.
At GCE Lab School, we situate education within current events. Our thematic curriculum is engaging, relevant, and purposeful which helps students understand the "why" behind what they're learning. We believe that this meaningful learning prepares young people to participate as leaders and citizens in diverse communities.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
Student Body Type

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
7 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
16 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
To ensure the accessibility of the GCE experience to all and to encourage specifically socioeconomic diversity, we have adopted Flexible Tuition.Flexible Tuition in 2020-2021 will range, $4,550 – $29,150.We encourage all families to apply for Flexible Tuition by submitting an income and asset assessment. Families enrolled in the Flexible Tuition Plan must re-submit financial information annually. Families who elect not to complete the assessment will be responsible for full tuition.


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
17 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Anime Club, Cereal, Citizenship, Drama, Events Planning, Louder Than A Bomb, Movies Club, Music Makers, PRIDE, Skateboarding Club, Street Team: Social Media, Student Ambassadors, Student Care, Student Council, Sustainability, Video Games, Yearbook

School Notes

  • Our Mission: Using the city as a classroom, we embolden a community of socially responsible citizens to respond courageously to the world`s biggest challenges.
  • At GCE, we don`t teach to the test. We teach to the world`s most pressing problems. Our students see purpose in their courses because their experience equips them to contribute to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. By the time our students graduate, they are agents of change capable of asking critical questions, working together, and leading effectively to develop creative solutions. The GCE student body uniquely represents the city of Chicago. Named one of the most diverse private high schools in Illinois, GCE attracts students from all over Chicago and grants merit- and need-based scholarships to ensure that our school serves as a microcosm of the city.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does GCE Lab School cost?
GCE Lab School's tuition is approximately $29,150 for private students.
When is the application deadline for GCE Lab School?
The application deadline for GCE Lab School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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