CHARTING A PERSONAL PATH FOR COLLEGE ADMISSIONS

January 18, 2019

{This post was written by Dee-Dee Sanders, the director of college counseling at GEMS World Academy Chicago.}

When people find out what I do,...

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TWO-LEVEL LIBRARY IS THE 'HEART' OF NEW GEMS UPPER SCHOOL

January 4, 2019

This is the second post in our #BuildingBiggerDreams series highlighting our new Upper School campus opening fall 2019. Follow along on our blog...

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ONE SPACE, MANY USES — THE GEMS UPPER SCHOOL AUDITORIUM

December 21, 2018

This is the first post in our #BuildingBiggerDreams series highlighting our new Upper School campus, which opens in the fall of 2019. Follow...

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GEMS UPPER SCHOOL: THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION ARRIVES IN CHICAGO

November 15, 2018

The way we look at education is changing. It makes sense that how we design school buildings would follow suit.

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CAN WE TALK? TIPS FOR COMMUNICATING WELL WITH KIDS

November 2, 2018

{This post was written by Scott Pasieka, Lower School counselor at GEMS World Academy Chicago.}

One of the many blessings that come with the...

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HOW STUDENTS CAN FIGHT THE PROCRASTINATION BUG

October 16, 2018

Procrastination is a common phenomenon that affects people of all ages and walks of life. In students, it often involves putting off studying for...

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CELEBRATING LITERACY DURING BANNED BOOKS WEEK

September 25, 2018

Banned Books Week, which took place Sept. 23-29 in the United States, is an event that celebrates the freedom to read, as well as the exchange of...

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TECH IN EDUCATION: A CATALYST FOR SOCIAL IMPACT

September 13, 2018

{Third in a 3-part series}

An iPad, a recording studio and a 3-D printer are just tools. But when used in thoughtful, purposeful ways, these...

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NEW GEMS HEAD DRAWN TO SCHOOL'S 'ENTREPRENEURIAL' SPIRIT

August 28, 2018

GEMS World Academy Chicago is happy to welcome Tom Cangiano as our new head of school. Mr. Cangiano brings to the role a rich background in...

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