Mission & Values

Mission Statement

At GEMS World Academy Switzerland, our mission is to help students become inquiring, knowledgeable, reflective and caring learners who develop the personal skills to shape a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

Our Vision and Values

At GEMS World Academy Switzerland, we foster curiosity, creativity and a passion for learning that inspires students to pursue a deeper understanding beyond simple answers and facts. We cultivate students’ thinking skills, learning dispositions and empathy in ways that lead to greater self-awareness, genuine open-mindedness, intercultural understanding and more meaningful and lifelong learning.

Our aim is to develop the GEMS Core Values of Global Citizenship, Growing by Learning, Pursuing Excellence, and Leading Through Innovation.

And finally, we strive to establish a culture of thinking, create communities of reflective, independent learners; to enhance deep understanding within disciplines and to promote critical and creative thinking.

Did You Know?

The Varkey Foundation is GEMS’ charitable partner. It is our hope that for every child enrolled at a GEMS school, we will change the lives of 100 underprivileged children for the better.

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Cynthia C.-C.

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This school is great because since I have been here I have learned more and developed skills that I never thought I would be able to have. The sense of community in this school is so strong that even when I was new to the country they made me feel like I was welcome. DP here has been a great experience, thanks to the help from teachers and the community to complete all my requirements.