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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

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...
Federal Court Instructs Ohio Districts to Post Information for Parents Concerning Data Release - Aug 25th
Federal Court Instructs Ohio Districts to Post Information for Parents Concerning Data Release A U.S. District Court has ordered that 2013-2014 school year records from the Ohio Department of Education’s...
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...
14-15 school year supply list is here! - Jul 18th
As the summer reaches its peak, retailers have begun stocking their shelves with Back-to-School merchandise once again, and now GEMS families are able to join in the fun. Below is the school supply...
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

Wed, Mar 25th 6:00 pm
Thu, Mar 26th (All day) - Fri, Mar 27th (All day)
Wed, Apr 1st 6:00 pm
Fri, Apr 3rd (All day) - Fri, Apr 10th (All day)
Wed, Apr 15th 6:00 pm
Wed, Apr 22nd (All day)

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