Explore our Campus
Welcome to Instituto Thomas Jefferson
We are a big family that shares the same vision of education. We are passionate about what we do and we do it from the heart. Our students are at the center of our work and that is why we seek their social-emotional well-being, while promoting learning experiences that lead to academic excellence. We want them to learn, be happy and successful. We want them to live and enjoy the now, while they get prepared with the best tools to successfully face the future.
My commitment is with each one of my students, parents and collaborators.
I know that by working as a team we achieve an environment of love, harmony and learning, where we all grow together. An environment where we live the values of respect, responsibility, honesty, loyalty and where we train by example.
I look forward to meeting you soon!
Ms. Nieves García Mainou
We are a school that ensures the social and emotional development of its students while promoting academic excellence. We work hand in hand with our students’ parents to build a healthy and safe environment where our children can learn, be happy and develop their talents. We live every day by the values of respect, responsibility, honesty and loyalty. We are part of an international group of schools (ISP – International Schools Partnership) which has the objective to inspire students to learn, be successful and become truly international.
Our mission is to develop positive, happy and successful leaders; that they be agents of change, prepared to compete and cooperate in a world of constant evolution, consciously living values and the principles of respect, self-esteem and academic excellence.
To teach by experience and example so that our students develop self-confidence, responsibility and awareness of their family and society. To be a “real life laboratory” that prepares students for the future, with an excellent academic foundation and a well-rounded formation. The school’s philosophy is based on the happiness and success of its students.
International Learning Opportunities
International Studies and University Affairs
Educational offer with an international focus that encompasses different academic projects for High School students. Includes dual certification programs: Canadian High School Program and US High School Program; the Cambridge certification program, mentoring and collaboration agreements with universities.
International curriculum made up of the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC), International Primary Curriculum (IPC), English Immersion and teaching French as a third language. This curriculum seeks to develop the skills of collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking.
Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation (LEI)
Through the Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation (LEI) course, designed in collaboration with the University of Mondragón (Spain) and Team Academy (Finland), our students develop teamwork, leadership, effective communication, and conflict resolution skills, using the “Design Thinking” methodology. They create their own company and support the social work of different organizations in their community.
ITJ Elementary Orchestra
The ITJ Elementary Orchestra project was born 6 years ago to turn the curricular music class into a learning experience that allows 3rd and 4th grade students to experience music from an entirely different perspective. Students acquire the skill of playing an instrument or using their voice as one and at the end of the year there is a concert to share what they learned with family and friends. This experience favors the development of self-regulation skills and the ability to following instructions. It is an extraordinary exercise in tolerance, respect and recognition of the importance of teamwork.
TJ MUN (United Model Nations)
Academic simulation presented entirely in the English language, in which our High School students become diplomatic ambassadors of the country they represent, participating in discussions of social, cultural and economic issues worldwide. Each year we have approximately 400 participants from different schools in the state.
Facilities & Technology
Our students’ learning experiences are enhanced in spaces like the Creativity Labs, Mind & Body, Radio Booth and our Physics, Chemistry and Biology Laboratories. We also have football, basketball and volleyball courts, a yoga classroom and a gym. All of our classrooms are equipped with state of the art technology (PC, smartboard, projector and speakers) and students have access to hundreds of School mobile devices such as Chromebooks, smartphones and iPads.