Address:125 S Old Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22204
Principal: Keisha Boggan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Full Day – 7:50 a.m. to 2:24 p.m.
Early Release – 7:50 a.m. to 11:54 a.m.
Office hours: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Web Site: jefferson.apsva.us
Thomas Jefferson Middle School is an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IBMYP), authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) in the spring of 2007.The programme, for all students grades 6-8, is designed to expose students to a global academic program that promotes interdisciplinary approaches to learning and critical thinking. As the only IB Middle Years Programme in Arlington, students continue to be provided with a framework of academic challenge in addition to life-long learning skills. This program “offers an educational approach that embraces, yet transcends, traditional school subjects.” All students receive their core academic instruction from a team of teachers.
Students participate in community projects and service activities; the International Day of Peace, an International Festival; a Science Fair, and an International Film Day. Thomas Jefferson offers face-to-face World Languages instruction as an elective beginning in the sixth grade. Students at Thomas Jefferson conduct student-led conferences where students lead the discussion with their parents/guardians and advisory teacher about their academics.
Thomas Jefferson is unique for many reasons, one of which is its design and operation as a joint-use facility. The school enjoys a cooperative relationship with the Arlington County Department of Parks & Recreation. In 2018, Thomas Jefferson students were recognized, locally and nationally, for their hard work and dedication. Examples of such recognition include: earning first place at the SchoolsNEXT Design competition, first place in the APS HEADS UP! PSA contest, receiving the IB Mid-Atlantic Student Excellence Award, and earning credit-by-exam in record numbers. Thomas Jefferson students also participated and placed at the NOVA Regional Science and Engineering Fair, the Model United Nations Conference, and were 2018 County Wrestling Champions.
Thomas Jefferson provides a student-centered approach to continuous learning. Interdisciplinary teaming, flexible scheduling and a teacher-advisor program are integral parts of the school’s program. The dynamic staff at Thomas Jefferson works continually to create an exciting and productive middle school program where all students are nurtured and challenged to achieve at the highest possible levels. At Thomas Jefferson Middle School, we believe in learning together to understand and improve ourselves, our futures, and our world.