The Jefferson School is unique in many ways.
At the start of each school day, students and teachers gather in the space where the three hallways of the school converge, a place and an event aptly named "Triangle." It is here that you first notice something very different about Jefferson School students. Confidence and poise are present, even in the very youngest students, when they make an announcement, participate in a presentation or ask a question. Each child knows that he or she is respected and what they have to say matters. "How do you create that kind of environment?" The answer is our approach to learning and creating a school community based on the following principles:
- Children are naturally curious
- Children learn best by doing
- Children seek to understand how things are connected
- Life does not occur in silos, neither does learning
- Children need to spend time playing outside everyday