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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

The Graham Family of Schools Fall Fest - Aug 25th
Join The Graham Family of Schools for 2015 Fall Fest Sunday, September 27, 2015 10:00am-3:00pm At the Grange Insurance Audubon Center 505 W. Whittier St.  ¨ Join students, parents and teachers...
GEMS/GPS Partnership with OSU - Jun 26th
New EHE center at GEMS/GPS. New Columbus Community Teaching and Learning Center open at GEMS/GPS.
Double your support for Play Us Forward! - Jun 25th
NOW is the perfect time to support Play Us Forward at GEMS and have your gift matched! The Play Us Forward project to bring instruments and music instruction to GEMS is now up on the Greater Columbus...
Employment - Jun 24th
Intervention Specialist at Graham Expeditionary Middle School Part-time school Psychologist for The Graham Family of Schools Long-term Science Substitute at The Graham School Spanish teacher at The Graham...

Upcoming Events

Mon, Sep 7th (All day)
Thu, Sep 24th (All day) - Fri, Sep 25th (All day)
Sun, Sep 27th 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Join The Graham Family of Schools for 2015 Fall Fest Sunday...
Wed, Oct 7th 6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 15th (All day)
Wed, Oct 21st (All day)

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