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.
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
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!