What is a story? Why do people tell them? Are stories that we write different than ones we tell each other orally?
These are some of the questions third-graders at GEMS World Academy Chicago considered as part of their Written and Oral Expression unit, a dynamic exploration of the nature of stories and storytelling.
GEMS World Academy Chicago students, teachers and administrators celebrated the ongoing construction of our new Upper School building with an energetic "Topping Off" ceremony, during which a steel beam students had signed earlier in the week was lifted to the top of the building.
GEMS World Academy Chicago, in partnership with the Chicago chapter of the United Nations Association, hosted a dinner and awards presentation that honored local individuals and organizations for trying to improve the world by promoting the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
GEMS World Academy Chicago recently hosted a collection of paintings created by school-aged children in China. The works, some of them painted by children as young as 5, all revolved around a single theme: “Such a Big World...I Live in China.”
GEMS World Academy Chicago hosted the first annual GEMS Global Design Challenge on April 21-22, bringing together young innovators from all over the city to work on projects with a distinguished group of adult mentors.
GEMS World Academy Chicago, an independent private school, has received formal authorization from the International Baccalaureate for the school’s Middle Years Program, which serves students in grades 6 through 10.