An International Preschool-Grade 12 Academy 


We understand that enrolling a child in GEMS World Academy Chicago is a significant investment. The return is a premier educational experience that includes:

  • A highly qualified, innovative faculty
  • State-of-the-art technological resources
  • An accredited International Baccalaureate academic program
  • Unmatched opportunities to share and collaborate with students all over the globe
  • Field Studies that make use of the rich cultural and educational resources available in the city of Chicago
Our program is a proven value. Students from GEMS Education schools throughout the world have gone on to attend the very best colleges and universities, including Harvard University, the University of Chicago, Stanford University, the University of Oxford and Trinity College in Dublin.

Scroll down to see GEMS World Academy Chicago's base tuition schedule for the 2018-2019 academic year, a list of our fees and information about financial aid.



Pre-K & Junior Kindergarten




Grades 1 through 5


Grades 6 and 7


 Grades 8 through 10

2018-2019 Additional Fees

Application fee: $50
New family fee (one time per family): $2,500

Pre-K through kindergarten
Tech: $800; Supplies: $400; Field Studies: $500

Grades 1 through 4
Tech: $800; Supplies: $600; Field Studies: $600

Grade 5
Tech: $900; Supplies: $500; Field Studies: $600

Grades 6 and 7
Tech: $900; Supplies: $450; Field Studies: $450

Grades 8 through 10:
Tech: $900; Supplies: $250; Field Studies: $450

Financial Aid & Scholarships

GEMS World Academy Chicago is committed to creating a school community that supports socioeconomic diversity. Our financial aid program provides need-based grants with no expectation of repayment. The financial aid application for families looking to enroll for the 2019-2020 school year is available now
GEMS World Academy Chicago also offers scholarships across a range of areas from arts, music, athletics, and academic excellence. Each student who submits an application for admission is automatically considered for a Merit Scholarship. 

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