At The Jefferson School we are reimagining education — one engaged, motivated child at a time.




The Jefferson School inspires a love for learning through an innovative academic environment focused on exploration, discovery and active participation for students in preschool through grade 8.


The vision of The Jefferson School is to develop influential life-long learners by promoting independent thinking, collaboration and creative problem solving with a respect for people and our environment.

Performing arts offer opportunities for students to learn lifelong skills that go beyond performance. Theatre is a solution rich, deeper learning experience that provides opportunities for problem-solving, empathy building and project management. Read more on why these experiences matter for youth.

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A look at how the world’s most valuable online education company, and the fastest growing startup in all of China, is teaching over half a million students English and creating a great place to work for teachers.

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Emily from the Getting Smart team interviews Jemar Lee, a former student from Iowa BIG, a place-based and learner-centered school in Cedar Rapids and a Next-Generation Learning Challenge and XQ Super School winner.

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