About us?

We are the Thomas Jefferson Campus Guadalajara – Palomar Institute, a bilingual and multicultural school that, beyond the traditional academic system, we train people who will be able to face the challenges of life in the future. We provide comprehensive training that will allow them to become happy and successful human beings.

Why choose ITJ Palomar?

ITJ Palomar is international

We form part of the ISP (International Schools Partnership) network of schools which represents an opportunity to amplify the diversity of intercultural experiences and international collaboration for students.  Our partnership creates a new pathway for children and young people to reach their own personal ambitions at a world-wide level.  We are happy and ready to chart this path, hand-in-hand with ISP.

100% bilingual learning

Our school is 100% bilingual.  Classes are presented 80% content in English and 20% in Spanish.

International study plans

Instituto Thomas Jefferson fulfills the required program by SEP (Secretaría de Educación Pública) and with an internationally aligned Common Core and AERO Standards.

Learning in today's environment

Our school’s installations facilitate students’ work and independent learning by providing various social environments.  Our academic classes are modern, technology-oriented, and dynamic.

Agreements with universities

ITJ students graduate with both a SEP diploma and an International High School Diploma which is valid in the United States and world-wide. Individualization, personalization, and vocational orientation characterize Instituto Thomas Jefferson and provide a process wich allows our graduates to enter universities in Italy, Canada, Argentina, Norway and the United States, as well as other public and private prestigious national institutions.

. We are a learning community

We offer extracurricular classes in which students and parents participate in activities such as languages, art, soccer/football, robotics, volleyball, parkour, and thaeter /drama.

Welcome to Instituto Thomas Jefferson Campus Palomar


Instituto Thomas Jefferson-Campus Guadalajara became a reality at the Palomar site over 18 years ago. Our motto of Respect, Self-esteem, and Excellence, became the framework for our Mission Statement and all we do as an educational institution. The ITJ team seeks to provide the highest quality of learning for our students in a safe and joyful environment.

We are proud of our accomplishments, which include International accreditation by NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges), membership in ASOMEX, world-class academic standing, strong supportive programs for both sports and cultural events, and our incorporation into ISP (International Schools Partnership) which provides the opportunities for our students to participate in a global vision and activities.

It is our sincere hope that you will join our prestigious community as we move forward into the future.

Thank you.

Melody Martin del Campo, M. Ed.
Co-founder/ Consultant General Direction

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