Your little learners are already exploring outside the boundaries of the playground, so why not let them explore the globe, too?

With GEMS World Academy Chicago, your kids can travel around the world right from their classroom in the heart of the Lakeshore East neighborhood. Here are just a few things you’ll find at this outstanding independent school where tradition meets innovation every day:

  • As a full-continuum International Baccalaureate academic program, daily world language instruction from preschool through high school is just one of the tools GEMS uses to prepare your child for becoming a global citizen.
  • A diverse faculty with years of classroom experience, advanced degrees, and a passion for student-driven learning.
  • Pedagogical expertise not only at the campus in Chicago but the legacy and support of GEMS Education globally, which has placed students in the world’s best colleges and universities for more than 60 years.
  • An innovative approach to technology that drives boundary-pushing STEAM activities and includes Field Studies (mobile learning) that make the city of Chicago you child’s campus.

GEMS is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 academic year for grades preschool through grade 11. They have select seats available for the current school year. Find out all about the program, meet the faculty, and learn about their state-of-the-art new Upper School campus opening this fall at the winter Open House, Sat. Jan. 26.


Hear What Others Are Saying:

“GEMS does a great job at differentiating between students. So if someone is struggling a little more they’ll have help, if someone is further on they will have the curriculum brought up to meet them. It lets them go as far as they want without being restricted by their grade level.”
— Jake W., 7th grader
“GEMS has teachers who recognize [a student’s] unique gifts and do help them develop those unique gifts so that they can meet their potential.”
— Tara S., kindergarten and 2nd grade parent
“This is a school community that’s vibrant, that’s alive. You can see it in the schoolkids when they’re entering the building. They’re excited about coming in for the day.”
— Dr. Patricia B., parent
“GEMS education is one of a kind. It takes a village to raise a child, and GEMS provides that village with master’s-educated instructors that I’ve been able to interact with on a day-to-day basis and I’m amazingly impressed.“
— Paul F. , kindergarten parent