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Jefferson Community School

Private | 6-12 | 25 students

We are best known for experiental learning.

Student diversity

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Living in Port Townsend

Situated in a small town neighborhood. The median home value is $240,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $880.

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4 stars


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Posted September 6, 2010

After attending 5 years at Jefferson Community School in Port Townsend, my son just completed IB placement exams for English, Math and Spanish -- He qualified for High Level in all 3 subjects! In addition to the richness of community building and expeditions, JCS prepared him very well academically. I am extremely pleased with the success of this school. The dynamic staff inspires students to rise to their highest goals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2010

JCS is an incredible family of students learning through exploration, discovery and critical thinking. Expeditions, community service and multi-age, small classes encourage the students to dream big and achieve those dreams
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Posted June 9, 2009

This is a terrific school - super teachers- and a real commitment to excellence!! very very pleased!
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Posted September 21, 2008

MISSION The mission of Jefferson Community School is to establish a thriving learning community with a common purpose to forge connections. Through curriculum that is integrated, experiential and expeditionary, our students embark on a rigorous and reverent learning journey to know themselves and discover their interconnections with the world. At Jefferson Community School, we guide our students to become compassionate and thoughtful global citizens who have both the skills and wills to create a more peaceful and sustainable future. The following four principles shape our dynamic, independent learning adventure for 6th-12th grades: Academic scholarship Global education Community-building Individual growth Our academic program promotes competency in the following life-long learning skills: Commitment, Critical Thinking, Creative Problem-solving and Communication. JCS does a terrific job!
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College readiness and student pathways

Colleges most students attend after graduation Peninsula College
Willamette College
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Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Linda Maguire
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Special schedule
  • Part-time study
Is there an application process?
  • Yes

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
  • Virtual school
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Computer
  • Library
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Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Creative writing

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
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Financial aid offered
Yes.

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Peninsula College
Willamette College
College preparation / awareness offered
Community college courses
College prep programs/courses during the year
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280 Quincy Street
Suite I
Port Townsend, WA 98368
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Phone: (360) 385-0622

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