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We’ve brought over 50 years of experience and an international team to Chicago to design our two buildings with shared facilities. In a bright and spacious campus, our 322,000+ square feet of green school feature a multitude of amenities and additional learning enhancements. A team of architects, designers, procurement and health and safety experts and educators has contributed to the GEMS World Academy Chicago experience. Our building has won design awards, and in January of 2016 it was spotlighted in an issue of Architectural Record
    • A modern, inviting open-area lobby with touchscreens and adjoined parent lounge
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      A modern, inviting open-area lobby with touchscreens and adjoined parent lounge

    • features floor-to-ceiling windows and doors, as well as outdoor terrace that overlooks Lakeshore East Park
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      Cafeteria

      features floor-to-ceiling windows and doors, as well as outdoor terrace that overlooks Lakeshore East Park

    • interactive touchscreens facilitate cross-cultural collaboration across the GEMS Education network of schools
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      In each hallway,

      interactive touchscreens facilitate cross-cultural collaboration across the GEMS Education network of schools

    • Warm and inviting learning space with spectacular views
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      Warm and inviting learning space with spectacular views

    • Indoor climbing wall
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      Indoor climbing wall

    • Students are encouraged to think like inventors, designers, engineers and scientists as they create products to address problems in the world.
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      Students are encouraged to think like inventors, designers, engineers and scientists as they create products to address problems in the world.

    • in each hallway allow for breakout session areas for students to work in smaller groups
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      Work stations

      in each hallway allow for breakout session areas for students to work in smaller groups

    • Students collaborate as teams to solve problems together with defined roles and responsibilities.
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      Students collaborate as teams to solve problems together with defined roles and responsibilities.

    • Music room
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      Music room

    • Specialized robotics and science labs
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      Specialized robotics and science labs

    • Beautiful library with a wide collection of books and comfortable reading areas
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      Beautiful library with a wide collection of books and comfortable reading areas

    • Students build powerful communication skills, collaborate, document and reflect on their work.
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      Students build powerful communication skills, collaborate, document and reflect on their work.

    • with Wi-Fi, coffee, and work space
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      Parents’ lounge

      with Wi-Fi, coffee, and work space

    • A warm library atmosphere with expert staff encourage avid reading and research
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      A warm library atmosphere with expert staff encourage avid reading and research

    • With 70-inch interactive touch screens in every classroom, students collaborate across the ocean at every grade level.
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      With 70-inch interactive touch screens in every classroom, students collaborate across the ocean at every grade level.

    • GWA features state-of-the-art learning environments
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      GWA features state-of-the-art learning environments

    • An open-topped rooftop playground offers a safe recreation area for younger students
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      An open-topped rooftop playground offers a safe recreation area for younger students

    • Gymnasium
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      Gymnasium

    • Students use Macbooks to work on analysis, mapping of data, multimedia production, coding, robotics and word-processing.
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      Students use Macbooks to work on analysis, mapping of data, multimedia production, coding, robotics and word-processing.

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      GWA's engaging curriculum is enriched by state-of-the-art technology and our innovative, purposeful built vertical campus

    • GEMS World Academy is a collaborative environment between teachers, students, and the community.
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      GEMS World Academy is a collaborative environment between teachers, students, and the community.

    • With so many rich opportunities to learn and grow in Chicago, there are frequent local field trips and meaningful local partnerships integrated within our curriculum
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      Our Unique Location, in the Heart of Lakeshore East

      With so many rich opportunities to learn and grow in Chicago, there are frequent local field trips and meaningful local partnerships integrated within our curriculum

    • The GEMS Education experience offers new ways to learn and meaningful connections to other cultures across our global network of schools.
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      The GEMS Education experience offers new ways to learn and meaningful connections to other cultures across our global network of schools.

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