Gem Prep schools are designed to serve grades K-12. When new schools are opened, we typically open them with elementary grades (K-5) and then grow those schools to include elementary and secondary. You may view the school pages to see which grades each location currently serves.
Registration for the enrollment lottery opens in February and closes in March. Go to the “Apply” tab to see more information on your enrollment options. Students who apply after the lottery are placed on the waitlist and admitted as soon as seats become available. For more information, please contact the specific school you are interested in attending.
Yes, however particular transportation options are dependent upon the available resources in each school’s community. See school pages for specifics on transportation options.
No. You may view our academic calendar by visiting one of the school pages.
Yes. The schools offer extracurricular activities for students, depending upon student interest and staffing resources. See school website for details.
We are strong partners with parents, and we do ask families to volunteer 10 hours per semester. The more parents are involved with their child’s education, the better outcomes for the child.
We are focused on providing students a solid academic foundation of Math, English Language Arts, and Science that they can leverage for the rest of their lives. This critical foundation is supplemented with opportunities for elective choices. Students in grades K-6 choose from a variety of elective options every quarter, and participate in subjects such as art, PE, computer coding, reading theater, choir, student council, etc. Secondary students also have access to a wide array of electives for high school and college credit, as well as extracurricular activities.
We have several available resources for parents interested in a Gem Prep School. Visit the "schedule a tour" tab on our website to see a variety of options for learning more about our schools: Pre-recorded overview videos, register for a virtual information session with school leaders, tour a campus, view a virtual campus tour, etc.
We have a vibrant school culture where the value of academic achievement is palpable and our college-focused mission is ever present. Teachers and students alike share a joy of learning, and encourage each other towards excellence. We realize that creating a positive, safe, welcoming school culture is paramount to the success of our school and the well-being of our students. See our Culture Guide located on the school pages for more detailed information.