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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

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...
Intervention Specialist Opening at GEMS - Jun 24th
Intervention Specialist at The Graham School Intervention Specialist at Graham Expeditionary Middle School Chemistry and Physics teacher at The Charles School at Ohio Dominican University
Summer Reading List - Jun 1st
GEMS 5th Annual Summer Reading List Looking for a great book to help pass the time this summer?  The GEMS 5th Annual Reading List is here to help! Each year in crew, students at GEMS read thousands...

Upcoming Events

Tue, Aug 25th (All day)
Mon, Aug 31st 8:45 am - 3:30 pm
Mon, Sep 7th (All day)
Thu, Sep 24th (All day) - Fri, Sep 25th (All day)
Wed, Oct 7th 6:00 pm
Thu, Oct 15th (All day)

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