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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.


Location


140 E 16th Ave Columbus, OH 43201


Phone Number (614) 253-4000


Fax (614) 253-4002

More News

New Lunch Room Policy - Aug 18th
NEW LUNCH POLICY : CHARGING LUNCH STUDENTS MAY NOW ONLY CHARGE 2 LUNCHES - payment or packed lunch required after 2nd lunch charged. YOU MAY SEND IN A CHECK OR CASH (we do not accept credit cards...
GEMS and GPS after school program - sign up now! - Jun 22nd
GEMS and GPS are pleased to announce that we, along with our partners Summit UMC, OSU CTLC and others, have received funding for year two of the GEMS CC after school program!  This FREE program for...
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 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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8mNHZA_BsU...
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

Wed, Aug 24th 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
6th grade - 4:00pm 7th grade - 4:30pm 8th grade -...
Wed, Aug 31st 8:45 am - 3:30 pm
Mon, Sep 5th (All day)
Mon, Sep 12th 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
GEMS and GPS are pleased to announce that we, along with our...
Thu, Sep 22nd (All day) - Fri, Sep 23rd (All day)
Wed, Oct 12th 6:00 pm

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