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Global Citizenship Experience Lab School

  • Global Citizenship Experience Lab School
  • 1535 North Dayton Street
  • Chicago, IL 60642

Program Description

Our Mission: Inspire. Prepare. Connect. We inspire students to find their purpose; prepare them to think for themselves, care about others and connect with the world through their academic subjects.

Our Vision: Cultivate a generation of global citizens' graduates who demonstrate purpose, autonomy, accountability, gratitude, and through each of these, achievement.

What We Do: Design and deliver the Global Citizenship Experience.

GCE HS in Chicago: Our learning lab, where we design, test, and refine our curriculum and instructional methods. GCE High School provides an exceptional learning and community for students, staff, families and partners.

Educator Institute: Train public and private school educators to deliver the GCE Model for Learning in a range of formats from summer immersion programs to full school models.

Global Network: Build learning circles of students, educators, and partner, corporate, non-profit, and civic, who collaborate in person and online.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Other
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Race & Ethnicity

  • White: 29%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 27%
  • Other: 13%
  • African American: 32%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 40
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Between 25% and 50%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Carleton College (1)
  • College of Charleston (1)
  • Columbia College Chicago (2)
  • Cornell College (1)
  • Pomona College (1)
  • Suffolk University (1)
  • The College of Wooster (1)

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 100%