About Us

Our Mission

Global Leaders Initiative provides a personalized middle school experience that cultivates global citizens and prepares students for a successful transition to high-performing high schools. 


Every change maker at Global Leaders Initiative will end their 8th grade year with the academic and social skills to chart their own path, excel in high school, and view the world with global eyes.

Our 3 Pillars

Our school model is based on three pillars of exploration.


Students develop a sense of passion and purpose through a deepened understanding of their identity and relationship to the world.


Students think critically about the world’s most challenging problems and create solutions while experiencing learning beyond the classroom walls through study abroad and field studies.


Students receive personalized support navigating the CPS high school admissions process and gaining admittance to high-quality schools that are the best fit for them.

Our Core Values

Global Mindset

Solution Orientation

Cultivated Resourcefulness

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A micro-lab classroom located at CICS Longwood campus

1309 W. 95th St, Chicago, IL 60643

Phone:  312.248.2163

Email:  info@glichicago.org

©2019 Global Leaders Initiative at CICS