GEMS World Academy Chicago
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-10|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
Academics and Faculty
|Average Class Size||18 students|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Admissions Director||Delphine Lenoir|
- GEMS World Academy creates engaged, enthusiastic learners with global perspectives. Our students excel at making meaningful cross-cultural connections. With flowing learning and social spaces, creative use of technology, and expanded opportunities for local and international field studies, we're preparing our students to become Chicago's global leaders.
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Chicago Grades: NS-5 | 515 students
814 W. Eastman Street
Chicago, IL 60642
(773) 907-5000 2.1 NS-5
- Chicago Grades: NS-12 | 671 students
161 West 9th Street
Chicago, IL 60605
(773) 998-2472 1.3 NS-12
We had 2 children at this school one in middle school and one in 3rd grade. The teachers were fabulous especially are art and Ms Annadurai. The facilities were best in class and had we not moved away and were we to return to we would certainly return. Don`t be put off by the cost as the school wants to have wonderful students and will support you in helping you fairly be able to afford having your children attend. Unlike other Chicago schools this is not about legacy, who you know or how much money you have it is about education and setting up future global minded citizens.
- Posted by Parent - Moved to
This the best school! We've had a great experience at this school for almost 3 years now. Couldn't ask for better teachers. They are dedicated, passionate about their subjects, creative and give the kids much needed personal attention in small classroom settings. The Middle school here is truly a great place and the kids are learning at the highest level while creating friendships along the way. The students here are smart, kind, caring and worldly. Our son is very happy here and achieves all the educational goals we set with him. We couldn't be happier here. He previously attended both a highly rated CPS school as well as a parochial school and they do not compare to this experience. We feel fortunate that we found it and that he can go through Middle and High school years here.
- Posted by Parent - Brian
GEMS and the IB program have been an incredible experience for our kids. There's a strong focus on social-emotional development, and the inquiry-based learning is such a welcomed departure from the typical "sit, listen, memorize, test" formula that we saw in so many other schools. Because the IB program focuses so much on concepts, the kids learn how to think rather than memorize answers (and as a result, my 7-year-old can do math problems in her head and is making connections that I couldn't have made until I was probably 12!). We like how the school uses technology in a meaningful way and how our kids have such close friendships with kids from other countries and cultures. They're often out and about on field studies, they have foreign language classes every day, and the teachers have impressive backgrounds. The school really does care about creating global citizens and puts a ton of resources into making it happen. Could not be happier, and my kids love going to school every day... which says everything. If there's another school out there like it, we haven't found it.
- Posted by Parent - TS2014Chicago