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




Alexandria, Virginia

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 Rising Kindergartener Playdate
June 19, 3:00 PM

The Jefferson-Houston PTA is hosting a playdate for incoming families with rising Kindergarteners! Join us on the school playground on Saturday, June 19th, at 3:00 pm (updated time!) to meet some of our amazing kindergarten teachers and to chat with other families.  Kids can play, have a snack, and participate in a gardening project.  Please sign up here so we can make sure we have enough snacks and gardening supplies for all the children! 

The J-H PTA follows ACPS policy that requires face masks at school facilities and on school grounds, even outdoors.  Please wear a mask!

Related Info:

- Flyer in English and Spanish

- Sign-Up Link

June 19 at 3:00 PM


Rising Kindergartener Playdate

Join us on the JH playground to meet our kindergarten teachers and chat with other JH families.  More info here.

No PTA Meeting in June!

We'll see you in September!

J-H PTA 2020-21
Teacher Awards

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


Summer Camps!

Take a look at our Clubs and Enrichment page for info about summer camps in Alexandria, including Mr. Ruble's Chess Camp!

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April 28, 2021

There's still time to donate, even after April 28th! Spring2Action is 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 can contribute to JH's Spring2Action campaign here.

Thank you for your support!

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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2021-22 Reflections


The theme for next year's Reflections program has been announced:


"I Will Change the World by..."

Read more here or take a look at our flyer!

Cheerleading at J-H!

Take a look at our Clubs & Enrichment page for more information about Jefferson-Houston's new Cheerleading Squad!

View the *UPDATED* PDF flyer here.

Sign-up link here.

(Note: The sign-up link works for ACPS accounts. If you are a parent who wants to sign-up for your child, please email treasurer.jh.pta@gmail.com or kaitlyn.torres@acps.k12.va.us.)

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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.

Donate to the JH PTA!

Show your support by donating to our

2020-21 MemberHub Fundraising Campaign

or by sending a donation through Venmo or Paypal.

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 


Jefferson-Houston Jaguar Pride!
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.