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About The Graham School

The Mission

The Graham School (TGS) has a particular mission to urban students in Central Ohio preparing them for lifelong learning and informed citizenship through real-world experiences and rigorous academics. Fostering ownership and responsibility for their education prepares our students to be successful in college, the workplace, and other endeavors they undertake upon leaving Graham.
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The School

TGS is a public secondary school with a charter granted by the State of Ohio. The school is open to all Ohio students. Open to students in grades 9-12, the school's main focus is experiential education in a small-school setting where all students are known by all staff members. In its eighth year, The Graham School enrolls 220 students. Its demographic characteristics reflect those of urban Columbus and Central Ohio.

The vision that formed and fuels TGS is as a school that:

  •   Treats all students humanely and individually.      
  •   Serves the urban community of Columbus.
  •   Enlivens the human spirit via concerned and positive ways as mature, wise adults interact with teenagers and serve as role models for them.
  •   Causes students to become more thoughtful, inquisitive people particularly in core literacy areas including: science; math; the arts; communication through literature, writing, and oral presentation; technology; social studies; languages and cultural studies; and community engagement.
  •   Respects the need for students to establish their own independence while at the same time developing within them a sense of commitment to their community.
  •   Is a place where adults working at the school always exhibit respect toward students and other adults.
  •   Serves every student equally who desires this kind of experiential education.

For more information, continue reading about our program.

Annual Report

Click here to read our 2008-09 Annual Report.

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