What makes us special?

An international education based on our unique methodology ‘Project Based Learning’. Our facilities are equipped with laboratories and digital tools. We offer global experiences and put learning and our students at heart of everything we do.

Welcome to Instituto
Thomas Jefferson
Campus Zona Esmeralda

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Instituto Thomas Jefferson, Zona Esmeralda.
I am pleased to accompany you in finding the best school for the formation of your children, a place where they can develop their skills to be positive, successful and, above all, happy people.

My commitment, like that of all the members of this multidisciplinary and multicultural team that accompanies me in this important mission, is to give my best so that your children develop the foundations of meaningful learning. These foundations are based on an innovative educational model, that will allow them to form leadership skills and have an entrepreneurial and global vision.

Our school is a close-knit, engaged, friendly community with students at the centre of all we do. We pride ourselves on nurturing confident and capable pupils all made possible by our encouraging family atmosphere which allows them to fulfil their potential.

It will be a great privilege for us to have you as part of our great Thomas Jefferson family, a family that believes and acts for a better Mexico and a better world. I look forward to welcoming you.

Alan Montesinos

Head of School


Our mission is to develop positive, happy and successful, leaders who are agents for change in a constantly changing world.


The ITJ student is academically prepared, self-confident, assertive, virtuous, healthy, internationally minded, bilingual, respectful, happy, creative and strives for improvement.


Our philosophy is to be “a laboratory of life” to prepare our students for the future with excellent academic bases and with a good formation so they can be happy and successful individuals. We guide students towards knowledge through experience; promoting self-confidence and responsibility within their family and community.

We are an

We are part of the International Schools Partnership (ISP), a global group of 42 schools, which ensures outstanding international learning, worldwide 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 Programme.

Facilities & Technology

ITJZE boasts a state of the art digital learning environment. In our Radio booth, students from Kindergarten upwards develop their own programmes. In Dot Dot, Code, Scratch and Robotics classes, students develop their own systems. Our classrooms are fully equipped with projectors and smartboards, Ipads, and chromebooks.


International High School

In this high school modality, the student may obtain a double certification endorsed by the state of Pennsylvania

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.