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Our academic principles stand the test of time.

Success does not happen by accident. It takes a strong work ethic and an unyielding commitment to excellence. But most of all, success takes preparation. At Thomas Jefferson, we lay the foundation for success in life by offering a curriculum that prepares your child to excel in all facets of life. Critical thinking skills and solid study habits are learned, and parents are engaged to play an integral role along the way. Thomas Jefferson does not waste time by following fads. Our focus is on a classic Western Civilization curriculum with texts that have stood the test of time. By learning about the history, culture, origins, and literature of Western civilizations, our students are able to better understand and appreciate other cultures. Foreign language, art, and music offerings, which begin early on, further broaden the cultural scope of our curriculum.

While our curriculum is time-honored, we also believe in the value and importance of having the latest technology. We are committed to providing leading-edge tools to enhance the educational environment for our students, faculty, and parents. The use of technology is an integral part of our students’ daily lives. Video conferencing and “virtual” tours also help bring the world outside of our community into our classrooms.

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