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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

2016 Summer Food Service Program - May 19th
All children ages 1 through 18 are eligible to receive free meals during the summer months at participating program sites. Individuals ages 19 through 21 who have been identified as having mental or...
Support the Annual Fund! - May 19th
Support the Annual Fund! You should have all received a letter about the GEMS Annual Fund. The Annual Fund provides essential resources for our school. We hope to have parents, community members, and...
GEMS 8th Graders Need Your Help! - May 19th
Help us help our heroes!  The 8th graders of Graham Expeditionary Middle School are hosting a bike-a-thon to raise money for Ride2Recovery, and they need your help! The money raised...
GEMS Students Performs with ProMusica Chamber Orchestra - May 18th
Gems students, along with KIPP Columbus students performing with members of the Columbus ProMusica Chamber Orchestra at The Southern Theater on Sunday night.
Robert L. Caldwell Jr., Distinguished Service Award - May 17th
ROBERT CALDWELL IS THE DIRECTOR OF GEMS CC THE NEW AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM FUNDED BY COMMUNITY CONNECTORS Robert L. Caldwell Jr., Distinguished Service Award For more than 25 years, Columbus native Robert L...

Upcoming Events

Thu, May 26th (All day) - Fri, May 27th (All day)
8th grade Passage Presentations on Thursday, May 26 and...
Fri, May 27th 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
6th Grade Celebration of Learning will be Friday, May 27 -...
Mon, May 30th (All day)
Wed, Jun 1st 9:30 am - 11:30 am
7th grade Celebration of Learning: Wednesday, June...
Wed, Jun 1st 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
GEMS Awards Celebration in the gym on Wednesday, June 2...

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