GEMS World Academy - Chicago

The GEMS World Academy-Chicago mission: "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."

From preschool to 12th grade, our passionate and driven team of educators engages our students with a values-driven education focused on academic excellence. Our students develop character, creativity, personal leadership and entrepreneurial skills necessary to become future global citizens and world leaders.

GEMS World Academy - Chicago is part of the GEMS Education network and we believe that education is a powerful catalyst to change the world for the better. Our mission is to put quality education within reach of every child and, for over 50 years, we have provided that dream for hundreds of thousands of children.

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By combining real world experiences with the most advanced classroom environments and international network, we strive to prepare each one of our students for life.

Program Highlights:
• 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.

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Our master teachers:
• Recognize that education is about creating independent learners who have the critical thinking skills, initiative, persistence, and experience to grow and thrive.
• Lead through the commitment and drive to shape our school and curriculum.
• Seek out opportunities to improve themselves, their colleagues and their profession.
• Develop methods to optimize learning for all students.
• Instill collaboration and empower students to take ownership of their education.

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Academic Results:
Students in GEMS schools around the world continue to perform above the international averages in the International Baccalaureate for both average scores per student and the percentages of students passing the IB Diploma. For all of GEMS schools, the pass rate is 5% above international averages (83%). Graduates of GEMS schools have secured placement in some of the world's top colleges and universities, including Harvard University, the University of Chicago and Oxford University.

GEMS World Academy – Chicago is now enrolling preschool through eighth grade.

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Our admissions team is happy to work with you to join the GEMS family. Please contact us by mail at 350 East South Water Street, Chicago, IL 60601 or by email at or call us at 312-809-8910.

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350 East South Water Street


IL 60601

T: 312 809 8910

E: Contact by email