The preschool (K3 & K4) at Thomas Jefferson Academy makes every effort to create a positive and exciting learning environment for our students. We offer a K3 program for full day. The K3 program introduces children to a world of learning through letters, numbers, shapes and colors. K4 students focus on academic, social, and motor skills to prepare them for kindergarten. Houghton Mifflin reading curriculum is used in K4 with a cross curriculum in social studies, math and D’nealian handwriting. K5 continues reading preparation with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Journeys curriculum. Our kindergarten students begin instruction in phonics and math with Saxon curriculum. Students are introduced to the Accelerated Reader program in K4 and K5. Smart boards are used daily to incorporate outside research and activities into their lessons. Students are also exposed to music and art activities in the classroom.
Thomas Jefferson Academy places an emphasis on building self-awareness and self-confidence to establish a solid foundation for growth. Our elementary school students, grades first through fifth, focus on reading, language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Journey curriculum is continued throughout elementary school and students are encouraged to read independently through our Accelerated Reader program. We provide further instruction through Saxon phonics and math to instill a solid foundation for middle and high school.
All of our preschool and elementary students begin the day with prayer and devotion to instill a foundation of faith and provide a safe, Christian environment. They also participate daily in physical education which provides physical exercise, an important part in the development of a healthy lifestyle. We pride ourselves in providing a family like atmosphere for our students through small classroom settings. It is our goal that our students use the strong foundation of learning to build upon their future educational experience.