At Jackson, our commitment to excellence and high standards touches every aspect of the elementary school experience. Nowhere is this more pronounced than in the academic arena, where we cover the traditional subjects of reading, mathematics, language arts, science and social studies, along with art, music, physical education, STEAM, and World Language. Beginning in third grade, students may even opt to extend their education musically by auditioning for the Jackson Chorus.

As an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, Jackson focuses on the total growth of the child which includes a student’s social, physical, emotional and cultural needs in addition to his/her academic development. The IB Primary Years Program (PYP) draws on research and best practices from a range of school systems with a wealth of knowledge and experience from international schools to create a relevant, engaging, challenging and significant educational framework for all children. The Curriculum Standards in ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies are also taught within the IB units of study. These units are both inquiry-based and concept driven. Inquiry-based simply means that students are encouraged to ask questions related to a unit, develop the skills required to solve problems, take self-initiated actions to answer their own questions and gain knowledge, and reflect on their individual learning processes. What’s more, we also offer World Language classes.

Jackson also offers specialized instruction for students with learning disabilities, speech difficulties, and those encountering specific challenges with math and reading through the Early Intervention Program (EIP). We also provide a Gifted and Talented (GATE) program for gifted students.