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School Life

Parents Involvement

Parents Make All The Difference

At GEMS World Academy Chicago, we know that parents play a vital role in the learning process. To ensure that our parents can participate in the larger educational experience at GEMS, we offer:
  • A spacious Wi-Fi-enabled Parent Café where parents are always welcome to enjoy coffee and spend time with students, teachers and other parents.
  • A dedicated online portal allowing GEMS World Academy Chicago parents to receive information about their children’s progress and interact with teachers.
  • Opportunities for parents to share their experiences and expertise with our students and to volunteer in the classroom and the school community at large.

Get Involved

A key avenue for parent involvement is the GEMS World Academy Chicago Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), the school’s parent-run volunteer group. PTO members volunteer their time and actively participate in the GWA community through activities such as planning special community events or coordinating new initiatives with teachers and administrators.

The PTO focuses its efforts via a series of standing committees:

The After-School Program and Club Committee works with faculty, administrators and students to develop a strong collection of clubs and activities that students can enjoy through the extended-learning program.

The Social Events Committee brings the student body and the parent community together by organizing and planning social events throughout the year.

The Cultural Engagement Committee takes advantage of the international approach of GEMS World Academy Chicago by helping to arrange events that explore and celebrate the social, cultural, and religious diversity of the school community.

To learn more about the PTO, send a note to

Parent Teacher Organization Mission Statement
The purpose of the GEMS World Academy Chicago Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is to enhance and support the educational experience at GWA, develop a closer connection between school and home, and improve the school environment through volunteer support.
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