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.
An Inquiry-Based Approach
Students grapple with complex, real-life issues, and grow prepared with the knowledge and skills for academic and personal success.Learn More
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.Learn More
Students are challenged to think independently and take responsibility for their learning, exploring local and global issues in real-life contexts.Learn More
The International Baccalaureate (IB) program harnesses the innate curiosity of learners during these formative years.Learn More
"Thank you for being proactive, being one of the first to shut down, and for being prepared, which most were not."
It’s an honor being a GEMS parent and seeing my son experience the world face-to-face in his education.
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.
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.