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.

It is a pleasure to welcome you to
Instituto Thomas Jefferson,
Zona Esmeralda

I am glad to be able to accompany you in that most important parental decision: finding the best school for your children. I invite you to work in partnership with us, to develop your child’s abilities to the maximum.
Our aim is for your children to be hard-working, resilient and successful learners. Equally important is our belief in educating the whole child. We want your children to grow up as kind, caring and happy people.
At Instituto Thomas Jefferson, our team provides amazing learning experiences for your children. Our innovative educational programme develops the students socially, personally and academically. Together we shall grow confident, creative and independent learners; open minded, curious thinkers; problem solvers who never give up; mature, responsible, global citizens, ready for the real world.
We truly are a family at Thomas Jefferson and we demonstrate our caring values in everything that we do. I would be delighted if you were to join us on the journey towards confidence, happiness and success.

PhD. Charles Kelly

Head Teacher


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.