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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Spanish Club: Session 2
It’s time to sign up for the second session of JH PTA’s Virtual After-School Spanish Club with Ms. Torres! This club will meet on Zoom on Wednesdays beginning on April 14th from 2:55-3:30. JH students can join Ms. Torres and friends for Spanish conversation and virtual visits with Spanish-speaking guests. The suggested fee for the club is $50 for 9 weeks, but scholarships are available.


If your child wants to sign up, please email Ms. Torres  kaitlyn.torres@acps.k12.va.us and the PTA Treasurer treasurer.jh.pta@gmail.com this information: 

1) Child’s name and grade

2) Child’s ACPS email address

3) Parent’s email address or phone number


Parents can send payment to JH PTA’s Venmo (PTA-Jefferson-Houston) or PayPal (JeffersonHoustonPTA) account and mention “Spanish Club” in the notes. If you are requesting a scholarship, just let the PTA Treasurer treasurer.jh.pta@gmail.com know.  The PTA is happy to provide scholarships!

It’s fine to sign-up after the first meeting if this message gets to you late!  Also, feel free to sign up for Session 2 even if your child did not attend Session 1.


See this flyer for more info!

Become an officer or 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

(Para español haga clic aquí)

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 ፡፡

Book Drive!


The J-H PTA is working with Ms. Collins and Ms. Fraser to collect gently used books for our students. If you have any pre-K through 8th-grade-level books your household has outgrown or no longer needs, please consider bringing them to one of our drop-off sites. We have a site near school and also one near Powhatan Park. If you'd like to drop off books, please email us and we'll pass along the drop-off addresses. Also, if you're in Del Ray and would be able to be a drop-off site for families, please let us know. Books will be available to all J-H families for free on Wednesdays, beginning soon, and during meal distributions at the school. 

April 14 

Spanish Club - Session 2 begins

Parent Workshop 7:00 PM (see below)

Let's Talk Race with our Children

April 28 - 6:00 PM (New Time!)

PTA Meeting

We'll post a sign-up link soon. 

All PTA events are open to everyone. 

May 26 - PTA Meeting

June 16 - PTA Meeting

Parent Workshop!

Let’s Talk Race with Our Children

April 14 at 7 pm

Facilitated by: Dorri C. Scott, MSW, MBA

Mental Health Counselor

Boston University Center for Antiracist Research

Hosted by: Alexandria PTA Council (PTAC) 

The workshop will provide an overview of cultural values, acceptance, and inclusion -- and will emphasize how lifelong kindness connects the playground to the classroom to the home.

Connect via zoom: https://tinyurl.com/uubbw6hb Workshop recording will be made available. Interpretation in Arabic, Amharic & Spanish will be provided. For questions, please contact: President.Elect@AlexVAPTAC.org


Download Flyer in English, Spanish, Arabic, or Amharic

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 


 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.

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


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.


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.


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.

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Every time you shop, help the PTA earn money.

Please help us fundraise for our PTA all year round! Every time you shop, the PTA earns money. Click here for instructions on how to link your accounts.

 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).

 Purchase uniforms at Land’s End, School Number: 900151390).

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

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