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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

ACT and SAT practice tests available through OhioMeansJobs K-12 - Nov 22nd
Students in Ohio can take free practice tests for ACT and SAT through OhioMeansJobs K-12 for both college admission exams.
State Superintendent of Education Paolo DeMaria visited The Graham School last week. - Sep 6th
State Superintendent of Education Paolo DeMaria visited The Graham School last week.
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...

Upcoming Events

Wed, Mar 22nd 6:00 pm
Fri, Mar 31st (All day)
Wed, Apr 5th 6:00 pm
Sat, Apr 8th 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Save the Date for Have a Heart​ 2017​, Saturday, April 8,​ 6...
Tue, Apr 11th 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fri, Apr 14th (All day) - Fri, Apr 21st (All day)

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