GEMS World Academy is a private K–12 school in Magellan’s Lakeshore East Community. The Lower School located on the Park at Lakeshore East houses 660 students within 10 stories. The Middle-Upper School, currently under construction, will house 1,440 students and overlook the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. In early 2018, the foundation was laid for the new Upper School building, with a completion date of spring, 2019. Once completed the newly expanded GEMS academy will offer even more scholarship opportunities to deserving area youths.