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.

A fitness tracker changed my life—it changed how I think about goal-setting and monitoring my exercise, it changed the intentionality of my travels, and it created a new global community of people who share my interests. I’m not alone; about a quarter of U.S. adults use some kind of tracker. The quantified life is one…

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According to the report “Still Hiring Humans: The Future of Work in Pittsburgh and Beyond,” workers of the future might change jobs as many as 15 times in their lifetimes. What should schools, employers, and communities focus on to prepare students for the future of work? Analyzing the report through the lens of an educator, Jamie Back summarizes her top takeaways.

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Adam Kulaas kicks off the first in a series of blogs that will explore the pitfalls and celebrations associated with designing large and small scale solutions. With emphasis on starting with self assessment and reflection, join him as he delivers a map to designing the future of learning.

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