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About GEMS

GEMS is a non-profit charter school in Columbus, OH. As a charter school, we are a public school that reports directly to the Ohio Department of Education.

Our Mission

As a member of The Graham Family of Schools, the Graham Expeditionary Middle School (GEMS) prepares students for academic success, self direction, life long learning, and commitment to community by providing intentional learning experiences that foster imagination, discovery, problem solving skills, and growing independence. With a particular mission to serve urban students, GEMS will be a supportive community where students learn to care for themselves, each other and the natural world. As a school that values generosity, stewardship, and service, GEMS will nurture not only students’ academic growth and confidence but also their development as compassionate citizens of a global world.


140 E 16th Ave Columbus, OH 43201

Phone Number (614) 253-4000

Fax (614) 253-4002

More News

Summer Meal Program Notification and New Meals Site Finder! - May 26th
Coming Soon – Summer Meals in Your Community:  USDA will be launching a new, improved Summer Meals Site Finder with information on the locations of 2015 summer meals sites. New sites will be added...
ProMusica launch website - Apr 29th
We are pleased to announce Play us Forward, a new collaboration between The Graham Family of Schools, United Schools Network, Knowledge is Power Program, and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra.  Play Us...
Support the Annual Fund! - Dec 11th
You should have all received information about the GEMS Annual Fund. The Annual Fund provides essential resources for our school. We hope to have parents, community members, and local businesses support...
GEMS offering a Breakfast Program - Aug 14th
GEMS is excited to announce that we are offering a breakfast program for the 2014-15 school year! Each student will have the option of a free breakfast when they arrive at school. The breakfast provided...
Way to go! - Jun 20th
Average growth on OAA from Fall to Spring was a 37 point increase  at GEMS! Way to go!

Upcoming Events

Thu, May 28th (All day)
Wed, Jun 3rd (All day)
Wed, Jun 3rd 6:00 pm
Wed, Jun 10th 6:00 pm
Wed, Jun 17th 6:00 pm
Wed, Jun 24th 6:00 pm

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