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GEMS World Academy Chicago

GEMS World Academy Chicago

350 E. South Water St., Chicago, IL 60601, USA

+1 312 809 8910



GEMS World Academy Chicago
School type Coeducational Day
Status Private
Head of School Mr Andrew Sherman
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 3-15
Number of pupils 350
Day fees per annum US$26,900 - US$34,400
Authorised IB Programmes IBMYP, IBPYP
MYP Coordinator Eila Kvaran
PYP Coordinator Eila Kvaran
Associations IB

At GEMS World Academy Chicago, our mission is to inspire inquiring, knowledgeable, reflective, and intercultural learners to become morally responsible leaders with the skills and attributes necessary to create a more connected and prosperous world.

We believe that education extends far beyond the classroom's four walls. Each and every day, our students experience unique ways of learning that inspire new perspectives. They are infused with an excitement and passion that is unparalleled and enhanced by the innovative technology integrated into our state-of-the-art campus located in downtown Chicago. As Illinois' only private school offering an accredited International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme curriculum, our students grow through the strong connections they build with other students around the globe as well as frequent engagement with professionals and institutions in the rich cultural center of Chicago.

GEMS World Academy Chicago is the first pre-K-through-12 school in the United States from the international award-winning educator GEMS Education. GEMS World Academy Chicago – Early Years, a culturally diverse preschool that nurtures a child's love of learning and creativity in Lincoln Park, is also part of the GEMS Education network and serves children as young as 6 weeks old. GEMS Education schools span 4 continents and educate more than 250,000 students from more than 170 countries.

Our master teachers exemplify excellence in the classroom. Our educators recognize the importance of inspiring students, driving industry-changing innovation as well as enriching the communities in which they live and work.

GEMS World Academy program highlights include, but are not limited to:

  • An International Baccalaureate World School curriculum. GEMS offers a rigorous, accredited Primary Years Programme and is an official candidate school for the Middle Years Programme and the Diploma Programme.
  • Inquiry-based learning: fostering an atmosphere of academic excellence and encourage intellectual inquiry and critical thinking.
  • Physical, expressive and creative arts as an essential part of a holistic education.
  • Highly experienced international educators, committed to providing outstanding learning opportunities.
  • Purposeful use of technology.
  • Authentic curriculum links and projects with schools from the GEMS network around the world, developing international-mindedness.
  • Student-centered assessment.

Discover more about us at www.gemschicago.org.