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GRADES 6-8

Middle School

Overview

Middle School
at GEMS

Grades 6 through 8 are a time of rapid growth and change as students solidify their sense of self, hone their passions, and think critically about their place in the world. We nurture this deepening curiosity and growing sense of self through our inquiry-driven and academically rigorous curriculum.

at a glance

A Supportive, Nurturing Environment

Teachers advise, mentor, lead, and actively listen as much as they facilitate and inspire thinking, questioning, and self-reflection. They take care to understand each student’s talents, interests, and how they form community with one another. This emphasis creates positive connections between peers and a supportive environment for all.

Academic & Personal Growth

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program (MYP) aims to develop active learners and internationally minded people who empathize with others and pursue lives of meaning.

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At GEMS kids are smart in different ways and more interesting to talk to. They can have discussions about important events, even the ones that are hard to talk about.

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GEMS is diverse. There are people from all over the world, not just different races. You get to experience other people.

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There's a good combination of accelerated learning balanced with perspective on the world and how they fit in. It's exactly how I would design a school.

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We have a culture that supports a growth mindset, risk taking, critical thinking and learning from mistakes.

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Staff Spotlight

Head of Upper School

Tracey Wood

Years at Gems

3

Department

Leadership

Passions

Traveling, speaking French in authentic contexts, reading, dancing, history

Tracey Wood is the Head of Upper School, a new position at GEMS. Ms. Wood has worked as a teacher and school leader for 20 years, with a focus on International Baccalaureate schools. She comes to GEMS after serving as the director of international program and the IB coordinator at the International School of Boston.

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Tue

6.9

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Tue

6.9

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    GEMS World Academy - Chicago 350 E South Water St, Chicago, IL 60601, United States
Wed

6.10

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    GEMS World Academy - Chicago 350 E South Water St, Chicago, IL 60601, United States

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