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Why GEMS World Academy Chicago?

What we offer

Education that Extends Beyond Four Walls

At GEMS World Academy Chicago, our passionate teachers treat Chicago as an extension of the classroom, and our program is housed in some of the most cutting-edge facilities in the city. With an emphasis on world languages and local and global citizenship, we offer an education that inspires new perspectives and cultivates the change agents of tomorrow.


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School Community
Students Receiving
Financial Assistance or Awards
Tuition & Fees
Student-Teacher Ratio
Learning Environment
Teachers With
Masters Degrees or Higher
Faculty & Staff

International Baccalaureate Through a Local Lens

GEMS World Academy Chicago is an IB World School and Illinois' only private school offering the full continuum. The IB is recognized worldwide for rigorous instruction, critical thinking, an emphasis on active, global citizenship, and inquiry-based learning.

Approach & Philosophy

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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
Learning Locally, Thinking Globally

Life at GEMS

GEMS offers students unparalleled learning experiences through programs not found at other independent schools in Chicago. Given we are a fairly new school, our students also have the unique opportunity to shape culture and lead. We love seeing our students hone existing passions and discover new ones through the opportunities they have at GEMS.

Chicago Curriculum

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Cultural Exchange

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Field Studies

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World Languages

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Our Campus

State-of-the-art facilities in Downtown Chicago

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