What makes us special?

We fundamentally understand each student is unique and has different abilities, talents and academic strengths, which we aim to shape into amazing future success.

From writers, to doctors, to fashion stars and engineers, our three thousand five hundred graduates all say the same about their experiences at Santa Monica: the school allowed them space, time and creativity, to develop their own vision of the future and gave them the passion to use their solid academic knowledge, skills and understanding, to change the world for the better.

Welcome to Instituto
Thomas Jefferson
Campus Santa Monica

 

Welcome to Instituto Thomas Jefferson, an aspirational family school, where traditions arevalued, and innovation is embraced!

ITJ was founded 40 years ago on the pillars of Academic Excellence, Self-Esteem, andRespect. Our mission is to develop internationally minded leaders, who care about making apositive impact in Mexico and the wider world.

Our vision is to become the school of choice in our local area with our methodologyAmazing Learning and offering high quality international experiences designed to createglobal leaders.

We a im to do this through Amazing Learning, where learners surprise themselves (and ourparents and teachers, too) to new levels of excellence. Over 3,500 graduates have followedtheir passion by studying at some of the leading universities in Mexico and abroad, to becomesuccessful engineers, scientists, doctors, government leaders, artists, entrepreneurs, andeverything in between.

In a world that is changing exponentially; a world that is more globally connected, in whichcritical-thinking, creativity and communication, including the ability to speak English, are ofparticular importance, we do our upmost to equip our students with the knowledge, skills andunderstanding, that will stand them in good stead regardless of their future career path.

Being part of the International Schools Partnership (ISP) allows our students to have accessto many exciting leading international learning experiences. We are a learning communitywitha long and distinguished legacy, but one that embraces the future with openness andoptimism.

I welcome you to come and experience the best of Santa Monica.

Kind regards

John Kelly

Head of School – ITJ Santa Monica

Mission

Our mission is to develop internationally minded leaders, who care about making a pos itive impact in Mexico and the wider worl

Vision

Our vision is to become the school of choice in our local area, focused on amazing learning, offering high quality international experiences, designed to create global leaders

Philosophy

 

The Thomas Jefferson aims to develop globally connected citizens, in a world that is changing exponentially; in which critical – thinking, creativity and communication, including the ability to speak.

English, are of particular importance. We do our upmost, to equip our students with the knowledge, skills and understanding, to confront the complexities and contemporary challenges within their local communities and the wider world.

We are an
International
School

We are part of the International Schools Partnership (ISP), a global group of 42 schools, which ensures outstanding international learning connections, quality assurance and excellent governance.

Being part of ISP also provides our high school students with unique opportunities for learning and collaboration, such as the Model United Nations and Buddy Exchange Program.

Facilities & Technology

This year to strengthen the skills and creativity of our students, we inaugurated the fully professional the Radio Cabina and we are the only school in Mexico at the Elementary, Middle and High School levels, which has FabLab (Digital Manufacturing Laboratory).

We also use various technological solutions to provide wonderful learning experiences:

  • We have Chrome Books.
  • Use of IPADS during classes.
  • Smart projectors in all High School classrooms, which offer the highest level of interactivity thanks to their two pencils and touch technology.
  • Digital Literacy Classroom, where students use iPads and Chrome Books for different learning platforms.
  • Lego Robotics, students build scale models and program them, with lego pieces.
  • Technology Classroom, students learn Software office, Scratch, Kodable, Sphero Robot, Typing, STEAM.
  • TOL (Thomas On-line), is a platform where students can access support materials and digital tools online.

The University of Cambridge (Starters, Movers, Flyers, PET, KET, FCE and CAE)

Accelerated Reader (Platform that allows us to assign books according to the child’s reading level, presenting quizzes that help them raise their level reading in English)

Certifications

Ongoing Accreditation of Intelligent Discipline by Vidal Schmill

The emotional security of the students is being led by Vidal Schmill, pedagogue and Human Development specialist, and together with the new pastoral team at the school, we are working to unify and create a reliable discipline methodology for all school sections.

Each educational level works with its own international curriculum

IEYC (International Early Years Curriculum) for kindergarten, IPC (International Primary Curriculum) for elementary school, IMYC (International Middle Years Curriculum) for secondary school and we a candidate school for the IB Diploma Program.

English language certifications with the British Council

and the University of Cambridge (Starters, Movers, Flyers, PET, KET, FCE and CAE)

Progrentis

Progrentis (Platform that helps develop higher thinking skills for
critical reading in Spanish)

Accelerated Reader

(Platform that allows us to assign books according to the child’s reading level, presenting quizzes that help them raise their level reading in English)

In High School we have incorporation into the SEP and UNAM system and with British English Certificate (BEC)

In UNAM High School: Cambridge FCE and CAE Certifications.In Prepa SEP: Certifications with Apple, Microsoft.

Categoría de colegio solicitante de IB

Contamos con la categoría de colegio solicitante de IB y estamos en proceso de obtener la categoría de colegio del mundo IB” 

The ITJ participates annually in the ISA international tests of the Australian Council for Educational Research

The ITJ participates annually in the ISA international tests of the Australian Council for Educational Research  and through which the performance of our primary and secondary students is compared with students from all over the world in the areas of mathematics, reading comprehension, writing and science.

Visit us!

See our amazing campus, have a guided tour and get more information about our Amazing Learning program.

Do you need more info?

Contact us and we will answer any questions you have.