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Help GCE Close the Opportunity Gap for High School Students in Chicago
Our 50/50 model ensures that 50% of our students receive need-based scholarships to attend GCE. This diverse learning environment unites students and communities across Chicago with amazing success. Over the past five years, our graduates have been awarded an average of $100,000 each in merit-based college scholarships.

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“Excellent professional development. I think this is the wave of the future…what education should look like, tackling real world problems.”

—2015 Summer Immersion Teacher


—2015 Summer Immersion Student

“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.”



Breaking down walls to unite school with the world.

Corporate and nonprofit partners increase the purpose and value of our students’ education through guest workshops, field experiences and hands-on exploration of real-world case studies.

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Preparing students for bright futures in STEM careers. Empowering Master Teachers.

Ambassadors4Success is a 4-year high school leadership program that provides engaging STEM curriculum to low-income students, preparing and inspiring them to succeed in school, work and life.

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Empowering Students From Around Chicago to Have Bright Futures

UrbanX provides scholarships to underserved students to attend the GCE Lab School, a small private high school located on Chicago’s north side, committed to redefining urban achievement and cultivating global citizens.

100% of GCE graduates are accepted to college, with 80% receiving merit scholarships

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