PreK-8 IB SCHOOL
2023-2024 PTA Executive Board:
President: Sujata Mitra
Vice President: Jen Palute
Secretary: Larkin Harris
Treasurer: Caitlin Terrell
1501 Cameron Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
School Leadership Team
Head of School: Dr. John McCain
Assistant Principal: Tiffany Young
Assistant Principal: Francise Fernandez
Dean of Students: Julita Brown-Dunn
Special Education Accountability: Jessica Donahue
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Upcoming Restaurant Nights:
Join us from 4PM-8PM on February 12th at Chipotle on 3425 Richmond Hwy
Mention your JH PTA at checkout for us to receive a portion of the proceeds!
Dine in or Takeout
Send the award winning JH Orchestra and Band to the annual “Music in the Parks” competition. Last year, the orchestra and band attended this competition for the first time in the school's history and not only did both the JH band and orchestra get 1st place in both their respective competitive groups, but they also received best overall for all bands and orchestras that competed!
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Elementary After-School Clubs
Winter Clubs began in January! See our Clubs page for more information.
Wednesday Winter Clubs End: February 21, 2024
Thursday Winter Clubs End: February 29, 2024
No clubs on February 15 due to early dismissal.
The fee for clubs is $90 (unless you requested a scholarship) and here are ways to pay if you still have not:
Check made out to Jefferson-Houston PTA
Credit Card using MemberHub (select Open Donation and note Clubs)
Help Raise Money for the JH PTA!
Link your accounts and scan receipts, so that every time you shop, the PTA earns money. Click here for step-by-step instructions.
Link your Harris Teeter VIC card to JH (School Code: 7481, must re-link VIC card every school year)
Scan your grocery receipts into the Box Top$ for Education app
Jefferson-Houston Jaguar Pride!
Jefferson-Houston is a state of the art facility in beautiful Old town Alexandria, Virginia, minutes from the King Street Metro Station. We currently have 625+ students. Learn more.
Our PTA members are committed but we still need you! Parents, neighbors, community leaders, please join us. We need mentors, tutors, speakers and more! All volunteers must complete an ACPS Volunteer Application.
You will easily recognize our amazing Jefferson-Houston uniformed scholars in their burgandy or black shirts and khaki pants. Jefferson-Houston is a PreK-8 model school. Grade levels are separated by building floor levels, with the PreK, Kindergarten, and multiple disabilities classes on their own level. Also, each grade level enjoys its own cafeteria in separate ELA (Extended Learning Areas). Take a tour and see how the building architecture enhances learning at Jefferson-Houston.
Jefferson-Houston School is the only ACPS school designated as an official International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) school and Middle Years Programme (MYP). The school completed a multiyear training and implementation path to achieve recognition as one of an elite group of schools worldwide. As an I.B. World School, Jefferson-Houston is part of a global community of schools committed to developing knowledgeable, caring young people who will be ready to successfully negotiate their futures and make meaningful contributions to an increasingly global society. Learn More.
Jefferson-Houston boasts a world class faculty 86% of which have advanced degrees. Our school has the latest tools in the classroom, including iPads, Chromebooksa, and SMART Boards. Students have the opportunity to learn, interact and create every day in every subject, using advanced technology.
Contribute: Be a Partner
The Jefferson-Houston PTA strives to support our students with after-school enrichment programs, field trips, and other opportunities that encourage success. To do this, we need to grow our PTA coffers. You can help! All donations are tax-deductible. Time, talent, in-kind gifts, and monetary donations are appreciated.