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.

GEMS World Academy Chicago's tuition schedule for the 2017-2018 academic year can be found below. 

Preschool (3-year-olds) & Junior Kindergarten $26,900
Kindergarten $27,400
Grades 1 through 4 $28,700
Grade 5 $31,500
Grades 6 and 7 $34,200
Grades 8 and 9

2017-2018 Additional Fees

Application fee: $100
New family fee (one time per family): $2,500

Preschool through kindergarten
Tech: $700; Supplies: $300; Field Studies: $400

Grades 1 through 4
Tech: $700; Supplies: $350; Field Studies: $450

Grades 5 through 7
Tech: $900; Supplies: $450; Field Studies: $450

Grades 8 and 9:
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 2017-2018 school year is available now
Families who are looking to enroll this current school year will be provided with the 2016/2017 financial aid application by the admissions office upon submission of the admissions application. 

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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