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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

Tuition & Financial Assistance

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Field Studies Program

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Leadership & Faculty

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An Inquiry-Based Approach

Our Programs

Early Learning

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

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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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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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Applying to GEMS

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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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