At The Jefferson School we are reimagining education — one engaged, motivated child at a time.
The Jefferson School believes that children who are actively engaged in hands-on, nature-centered, experiential learning:
- are more readily able to absorb new ideas and integrate them with their current knowledge.
- develop a passion for both lifelong learning and global awareness.
- develop an early connection to the natural world as well as a desire to preserve it.
To that end, The Jefferson School strives to offer an exceptional, active learning environment of nature-centered strategies for children from preschool through grade 8.
The Jefferson School is recognized as a leader in developing and promoting relevant, hands-on, nature-centered educational strategies for students from preschool through grade 8.
Join us for a great night of good food, good music and great fun! Music by The Funsters and Keith White Duo. Live and Silent Auction and lots of surprises!
Come in comfortable summer attire OR come in costume and enter the contest.
A BIG THANK YOU ALL OUR SPONSORS AND CONTRIBUTORS FOR THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY GALA!
TITIANA ($2500): Marie & Charlie Burton; Teresa & Richard Caruso; Bright Future Pediatrics; Community Bank Delaware and Nanticoke Health Services
PUCK ($1,000): Chief Construction; Key Advisors Group, LLC; GGE of Delaware; Crowley Associates Realty; Delaware Electric Cooperative; Delmarva Radiation and The Jefferson School Board of Directors
THE BARD ($500): Orthopedic Associates of Southern Delaware; Lotus Chiropractic; The Jefferson School Sixth Grade Class; Pivot/Dynamic Physical Therapy and Bayhealth
CONTRIBUTORS AND IN-KIND DONATIONS: Hoban's Service Center, Keiper Associates, Go Brit!, Delaware Beach Life, Dover Rent All and Pepsi Bottling Ventures.
We are dedicated to understanding and applying how optimal learning occurs in children. Get the "Inside Scoop" on what is happening at TJS! THE INSIDE SCOOP magazine is published in November and June. Check it out!
The city of Philadelphia is investing $500 million to reinvigorate its parks, libraries, playgrounds and recreation centers, and spread opportunity into all corners of the city. The program, called "Rebuild," is paid for in part by a new tax on sugar-laden drinks. Philadelphia is the first big city to pass such a “soda tax” bill.
What may be the world’s largest nature playground, located in Adelaide’s Morialta Conservation Park, is nearing completion. The state government is spending close to $1 million to build the new playground, which formed part of the government’s $10.4 million plan to improve Adelaide’s national parks. The $900,000 space will include five new play areas, climbing boulders, and new paths.
Working in collaboration with the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, some Vermont doctors are writing prescriptions to get more people outside and exercising. The “Park Prescription” program, designed to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent chronic health issues in patients and their families by encouraging exercise at state parks, offers a free pass to any Vermont State Park.