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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

Ms. Waldeck is Teacher of the Year! - Nov 16th
Ms. Waldeck is Teacher of the Year! Stephanie Waldeck was awarded 2015 Teacher of the Year by the Ohio Alliance of Public Charter Schools at their annual state conference!Congratulations Stephanie! We are...
Stay Informed with CCS Bus Bulletin - Sep 30th
Stay Informed with CCS Bus Bulletin Columbus City Schools (CCS) transports more than 37,000 students to and from school each day, using more than 870 buses. We believe that by keeping you informed of when...
GEMS/GPS Partnership with OSU - Jun 26th
New EHE center at GEMS/GPS. New Columbus Community Teaching and Learning Center open at GEMS/GPS.
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...

Upcoming Events

Mon, Nov 16th (All day) - Fri, Nov 20th (All day)
GEMS/GPS Scholastic Book Fair Mon. Nov. 16 - Fri. Nov. 20...
Fri, Nov 20th 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Fri, Nov 20th 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Tue, Nov 24th (All day)
Tue, Nov 24th 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Wed, Nov 25th (All day) - Fri, Nov 27th (All day)

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