Leadership Team 

Head of School: Dr. John McCain
Academic Principal: Dustin Barnes 

Assistant Principal: Tiffany Young


1501 Cameron Street 
Alexandria, Virginia 22314 
Tel: 703-706-4400

Fax: 703-836-7923

School Website

PTA Email: pta.jeffersonhouston@gmail.com




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Rising Kindergarten Playdate

Evento de Nuevas Familias


UPDATE 6/12/2022 9:00 AM

una actualización

We are still planning to continue with this event! 


 ¡Todavía estamos planeando tener este evento! 

The J-H PTA would like to welcome new families to join us on the school playground at 1501 Cameron Street in front of the school building on Sunday, June 12, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. You can talk to current J-H families and meet J-H teachers while your kids play, have a snack, and help with the school garden.  New families of kindergarteners or first-graders (or any-graders, really!) are welcome to stop by! 

Please complete this form to RSVP so we'll have enough snacks!  We can't wait to see you there!

 You can view the flyer here.   

La PTA de J-H quisiera dar la bienvenida a las nuevas familias para que se unan a nosotros en el patio de recreo de la escuela en 1501 Cameron Street frente al edificio de la escuela el domingo 12 de junio de 10:00 a. m. a 12:00 p. m. Puede hablar con las familias actuales de J-H y conocer a los maestros de J-H mientras sus hijos juegan y comen un refrigerio. ¡Cualquier nueva familia es bienvenida a venir!

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Join a committee to share your talents! 

See our announcement in the Board Members section of this website for more details about open positions for the 2021-2022 school year.

Convocatoria de funcionarios, directores de comités y miembros de comités para 2021-2022

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دعوة للقادة

بالنسبة للغة العربية، اضغط هنا.

ኦፊሰር እና ኮሚቴ የበጎ ፈቃደኝነት የሥራ መደቦች
ጀፈርሰን ሂውስተን የወላጅ-መምህር ማህበር 2021-2022

ለአማርኛ እዚህ ጠቅ ያድርጉ ፡፡

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Read! Craft! Play!

Thanks to the JH families who participated in the PTA's November Read + Craft + Play event!  Everyone is now invited to visit our Monster Museum to see the kids' brilliant creations!

Also see our Clubs & Enrichment Page for More Info!

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April 2022

Stay tuned for more information about Spring2Action, Alexandria's annual fundraiser for nonprofits who work to serve our community. JH PTA participates in Spring2Action, and we hope that you'll consider supporting us during this citywide campaign. 

You will be able to contribute to JH's Spring2Action campaign here.

Thank you for your support!

Next PTA Meeting
September 2022 

Details TBA

J-H PTA 2021-22
Teacher Awards

Congratulations to JH PTA Teacher of the Year, Ms. Button, and to Teacher of Promise,
Mr. Murray!  Take a look at the
Teacher Appreciation page to read more.


Become a Lunch Monitor At JH

Lunch monitors are needed at JH to ensure that lunch is a safe and fun time for our students. If you are able, please consider volunteering.​ Here's how:

  1. Complete the online ACPS volunteer application: (EnglishSpanish 

  2. In the application, the applicant should select "cafeteria helper" and "Jefferson Houston." 

  3. The application process will ask if the applicant is vaccinated.  It is important that this is checked so that it will then be on their profile for safety and security.    

  4. In addition, ACPS is also asking applicants to send confirmation of vaccination to kurt.huffman@acps.k12.va.us  AND angela.houghton@acps.k12.va.us

  5. If the parent/community member received approval to be a volunteer prior to the ACPS vaccination mandate (which was in early September), then they should still contact Angela & Kurt (emails in #4) to attest vaccination status and indicate that they will be serving as lunch monitor volunteers and identify the school.

Join the JH PTA!

Join the JH PTA for $10 (or $5 for teachers) through our MemberHub site here.


Financial assistance is available for memberships. 

For more information, contact 

treasurer.jh.pta@gmail.com or 


Donate to the JH PTA

Show your support by donating to our
2021-22 MemberHub Fundraising Campaign
or by sending a donation through Venmo or Paypal.

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 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).

- Purchase from smile.amazon.com (select: Jefferson-Houston Arts and Academy).

- Scan your grocery receipts into the Box Top$ for Education app.

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Discover Jefferson-Houston


Our School Advantage


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.  Click here for PTA Calendar



Our Students


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. 


Our Programs


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.

World Class Education


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.