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GEMS will provide a unique opportunity for students with an interest in rigorous preparation for high school. Students will work in a small school setting where the individual needs of students are known to every teacher. The combination of rigorous academic and hands-on experiential learning has a powerful and positive impact on academic readiness and personal growth in the critical transition from childhood to adolescence. An interdisciplinary, project based, well paced curriculum is planned and centered around Learning Expeditions. 

Students will participate in Learning Expeditions throughout the school year that integrate classroom work with community-based inquiry and learning that is proven to promote student engagement through academic understating, to build  character and self confidence in students, and to foster a collaborative school culture. Students will experience an integrated curriculum that is based on the principles of Expeditionary Learning Schools, a  non-profit organization that provides effective ways for schools to educate children; its philosophy is built on the ideas  of nationally recognized Outward Bound.   Please visit to learn more about EL Schools.  In addition, students at GEMS will be introduced to the 21st century skills, technology and electronic resources that prepare them to take their places as citizens in a global world. 

The Graham Expeditionary Middle School is led by experienced school leaders who are assembling a dedicated faculty committed to active pedagogy and collaboration.   Teachers are committed to fostering and building community among the students and each other.  


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The Candle Lab Fundraiser for TGFS! - Oct 19th
The Candle Lab Fundraiser for TGFS! Please shop at The Candle Lab (646 High St, Worthington, 43085) on Wednesday, October 25th from 11:00am-8:00pm. 20% of the days proceeds will be donated to The Graham...
PINS Fundraiser - Mon. Oct. 30 - Oct 17th
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GEMS Chipotle Fundraiser - Wed. Oct. 25 - Aug 1st
Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Graham Elementary And Middle School. Come in to the Chipotle at 4489 N High Street in Columbus on Wednesday, October 25th between 4:...
Attention GEMS Families - Jul 28th
Dear GEMS Families, It is hard to believe that the summer is just about halfway over - hopefully it has been enjoyable for everyone! We wanted to update you on the process of our new identity as Graham...
Breakfast Program 2017-18 - May 30th
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Upcoming Events

Tue, Oct 24th 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Wed, Oct 25th 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to...
Wed, Oct 25th 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Candle Lab Fundraiser for TGFS! Please shop at The...
Fri, Oct 27th (All day)
Mon, Oct 30th (All day)
Mon, Oct 30th 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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