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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

GEMS World Academy Chicago welcomed students back to school for in-person learning in September, 2020. With the health and well-being of our students, families, and faculty at the forefront, we have made minor adjustments to our program, protocols, and spaces to minimize COVID-19 related health risks. Learn More

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350 E South Water Street
Chicago, IL 60601

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$34,400
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
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From GEMS World Academy Chicago

GEMS World Academy Chicago is an independent school in the heart of downtown Chicago serving students in preschool through twelfth grade, and is the first such school in the United States from award-winning educator GEMS Education. 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.”
Through the use of the rigorous International Baccalaureate (IB) program and thoughtfully integrated technology, world languages, field experiences, and Chicago Curriculum, our students learn locally and think globally. They develop the skills and perspective necessary for thriving in an increasingly interconnected world. Our outstanding faculty creates learning opportunities for our students to gain deep content knowledge to prepare them for the rigors of university, while developing a global, active, problem-solving mindset.

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Average SAT
1240
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International Baccalaureate World School

GEMS World Academy Chicago is a preschool - 12th grade independent school located in the heart of downtown Chicago. By implementing a continuous IB program from the Primary Years Program, the Middle Years Program, and the Diploma Program , we are able to equip students with a “passport for success in life." We encourage students to challenge convention and become the change-agents of tomorrow.

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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
5:1
National
17:1
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B
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Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C
  2. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  3. Housing
    grade C+
Median Household Income
$113,839
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$2,204
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$483,515
National
$217,500

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