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350 E. South Water Street
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 809-8910


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From GEMS World Academy Chicago

GEMS World Academy Chicago serves students in preschool (3 years old by Dec. 31) through high school in the heart of Chicago and is the first such school in the United States from award-winning educator GEMS Education.

Through the use of the rigorous International Baccalaureate (IB) program and thoughtfully integrated technology, world languages, and field experiences, we are preparing our students with the skills and perspective necessary for thriving in an increasingly interconnected world.

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PK, K-11
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    GEMS World Academy Chicago Reviews

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    What else can be said about this amazing community?

    Let's start with the administration. This team of professionals is second to none. Led by Andrew Sherman at the time of the writing, we received much more than expected. At every stage of our child's time here from admission forward, we were met with courteous, friendly, and professional individuals. Paired with the teaching staff, this group of family-oriented professionals know how to make a family feel welcomed.

    Speaking of the teachers, they all deserve awards! Though we only have one child in the lower school, we often interact with the children in other grades. Be it at a school function, philanthropic event, or social gathering outside of the school, we're constantly impressed by the heightened degree of intellect that these children display. This is a great example of how a child can progress when given the right environment to thrive, the teachers at GEMS World Academy Chicago create this environment...
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    Coupled with their parental guidance, this group of children WILL be the future leaders of our society.

    The parents are yet another group of intensely dedicated human beings. They make the sacrifice of time, resources, and efforts to increase school notoriety through several yearly functions. Led by the PTO, the parental community at this school deserves recognition for their ever-increasing levels of support to the GEMS community, and the Chicagoland community as a whole. They place their children and this community at the top of their priority list, and it shows.

    Last but not least, the children, which without them, none of this would mean a thing. It's been said that though children "are but ~20% of our population, they 100% of our future." Well, from observing the growth in our child, as well as that of the other children at GEMS, the future is looking BRIGHT! It's been a joy watching our son excel over last 6 months. We’re excited for the future.

    GEMS, Thank you.
    This is our child's fourth year at GEMS and we are very pleased with the direction the school is going. As a newer school, admittedly there were some growing pains, but the new Administration is working to address them and there have been several positive changes on top of what was already a great school.

    The IB curriculum is amazing and the teachers even more so. Through IB, students have the opportunity to see how what they learn translates to the the real world. The social-emotional learning component is amazing as well. This is not a school that teaches to a test, this is a school that prepares your child for real-life, while maintaining a rigorous academic foundation. That balance is hard to find at any other school in Chicago.