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  • GEMS to host Chicago Ideas Week lab

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  • Chinese art expo sparks global conversations

    Chinese art expo at GEMS sparks global conversation Read more
  • Technology as Vehicle for Social Impact

    Using technology to spark positive change in the world. Read more
  • Tom Cangiano Q-and-A

    Meet our new head of school, Tom Cangiano Read more
  • Technology as Self-Expression

    How GEMS students use technology for self-expression Read more
  • Science students take Field Study to O'Hare

    GEMS science students take Field Study to O'Hare Read more
  • GEMS hosts innovative summer camp

    GEMS summer camp both fun and innovative Read more
  • Why young learners should explore complex subjects

    Why young learners should explore complex subjects Read more
  • GEMS hosts Apple Distinguished Schools

    GEMS hosts Apple Distinguished Schools Read more
  • GEMS Dubai students to visit Chicago

    GEMS Dubai students to visit Chicago Read more
  • GEMS Design Challenge celebrates innovation

    GEMS Design Challenge celebrates innovation Read more
  • Upper School students join National Walkout Day

    Upper School joins National Walkout Day Read more
  • Viewing technology as "raw material"

    Viewing technology as "raw material" Read more
  • GEMS earns IB authorization

    GEMS earns IB authorization Read more
  • NASA visit sparks innovation in classrooms

    NASA visit sparks innovation in classrooms Read more
  • How student reflection boosts learning

    How student reflection boosts learning Read More
  • GEMS tests Google's Augmented Reality software

    GEMS tests Google's Augmented Reality software Read More
  • Six reasons why GEMS has a Design Lab

    Six reasons why GEMS has a Design Lab Read More
  • GEMS students win prize in Google film festival

    GEMS students win prize in Google film festival Read More
  • Nepal trip part of GEMS' global focus

    Nepal trip part of GEMS' global focus Read More
  • Art, humanities intersect in propaganda project

    Art, humanities intersect in propaganda project Read more
  • Upper School Dedication Ceremony

    Upper School Dedication Ceremony Read more
  • Fourth-graders take risks with projects

    Fourth-graders take risks with projects Learn more
  • Mobile learning not just for students

    Mobile learning not just for students Learn more

PURSUING EXCELLENCE

WORK TO CONTINUALLY EXCEED EXPECTATIONS
The outstanding educators at GEMS World Academy Chicago bring a rich combination of experience, passion and creativity to their classrooms every single day. Our teachers bring the renowned International Baccalaureate academic framework to vivid life, inspiring their students to be principled inquirers, critical thinkers and risk-takers. At GEMS, all students have the opportunity to reach their highest potential.

GROWING BY LEARNING

STRIVE TO DEVELOP YOUR POTENTIAL
Students are actively involved in the educational program at GEMS. Our students ask questions, explore new ideas and challenges, and talk to and collaborate with one another. They have a voice and choice in what they learn and are always reflecting  on how their learning connects to the larger world we all share.

LEADING THROUGH INNOVATION

FIND THE COURAGE TO CHALLENGE CONVENTION
At GEMS, we nurture student-leaders through innovation, technology and hands-on learning, creating a culture of growth and creativity. Our teaching is driven by the powerful combination of ideas and a passion for education. We encourage students to be the designers and problem-solvers of tomorrow, providing them with the tools and state-of-the-art learning environment they need to start transforming the world.

GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP

MAKE AN ACTIVE CONTRIBUTION TO THE COMMUNITY
We are proud of our diverse learning community at GEMS World Academy Chicago. Diversity is a mindset in our school. Our students study a world language each day, and they continuously  explore different cultures through a rigorous international curriculum. At GEMS, we are building a sense of belonging to a common humanity.  We allow young people to be agents of long-term, positive changes in their own lives and in the lives of people in their local and global communities.We offer students the nuanced worldview they need to be global leaders.
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