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WELCOME TO GEMS

International Baccalaureate World School

GEMS World Academy Chicago is a preschool-grade 12
independent school located in the heart of downtown Chicago. We encourage students to challenge convention and become the change-agents of tomorrow.

History, Mission & Values
Admissions

Tuition & Financial Assistance

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Academics

Field Studies Program

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About

Leadership & Faculty

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An Inquiry-Based Approach

Our Programs

Upper School

Students grapple with complex, real-life issues, and grow prepared with the knowledge and skills for academic and personal success.

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Middle School

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.

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Lower School

Students are challenged to think independently and take responsibility for their learning, exploring local and global issues in real-life contexts.

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Early Learning

The International Baccalaureate (IB) program harnesses the innate curiosity of learners during these formative years.

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Applying to GEMS

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Mon

4.6

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

4.8

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    Parents
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    6:00-7:30
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    GEMS World Academy Chicago, 350 East South Water Street, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
Mon

4.13

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

It’s an honor being a GEMS parent and seeing my son experience the world face-to-face in his education.

Source: GEMS Parent

We put a lot of time and research into finding the best possible school environment for our daughter, and every day confirms that we made the right choice by choosing GEMS World Academy.

Source: GEMS Parent

Any school can teach a child to read, write, and do math, but the GEMS helps shape the whole child. My son has developed into a socially conscious, inquisitive, and sensitive person.

Source: GEMS Parent

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.

Source: GEMS Teacher

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