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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

Read more about our process and timelines

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Get Involved

Tue

12.7

  • Category

    Admissions
  • Time

    9 AM-10 AM
  • Location

    GEMS Main Building

Please join us for an Admissions Coffee, where you will meet the co-heads of school and other members of the GEMS faculty to learn more about GEMS programs, ask questions, and tour the school.

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Tue

12.7

  • Category

    Academics
  • Time

    7:00 p.m.-7:45 p.m.
  • Location

    Virtual

We invite our Middle School Families to attend a Virtual MYP Information Session where we'll discuss Assessment for Learning in the MYP.

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Tue

12.14

  • Category

    Admissions
  • Time

    6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • Location

    Virtual Event

During this event, you'll hear from current Upper School students about their GEMS experience while also hearing from Upper School faculty.

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"Thank you for being proactive, being one of the first to shut down, and for being prepared, which most were not."

Source: GEMS Lower School Parent

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

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