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GEMS World Academy Chicago
350 E South Water Street    
Chicago, Illinois  60601  
Private/Independent School
pre-k 10 384 students


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At GEMS World Academy Chicago, we believe that education extends far beyond 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 Program 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 Preschool-through-12 school in the United States from the international award-winning educator GEMS EducationGEMS 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.

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 Program and is an official candidate school for the Middle Years Program.

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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