About Jefferson

Welcome to Jefferson!

School Hours:
8:00 AM Students enter the building
2:50 PM Dismissal

Principal: Mr. Nicholas Brophy
Assistant Principal: Arlette Johnson
Main Office: Ms. Cynthia Perez

Learn about our award winning school! 

Our Motto

“We all help each other.”

Our Students

Jefferson's dedicated staff educates students from kindergarten to grade five. Among the nearly six hundred students enrolled at Jefferson School, some twenty-six languages are spoken.

Our Goals

In the fall of 2006, we opened as a magnet school with a science focus. Our students are engaged in hands-on studies of the life, physical, and earth sciences. Our goal is to support the social, emotional, and intellectual development of students to enable them to become inquiring, knowledgeable, and compassionate young people who are lifelong learners. The experiences, instruction, and authentic learning components that Jefferson Science Magnet School provides our students will emphasize the impact of their learning and actions on both the Norwalk community and the larger world around us.

In the fall of 2019, we are proposing to reopen as a neighborhood school, as the science magnet status comes to a close.

Community Partners with Our Program

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
has joined us in the design and implementation of our Science program.  Students have numerous in-school and off-site experiences where they work on instructional problems, collect data, and draw conclusions.   These uniquely designed experiences are the basis of lessons both before and after their off-site learning experiences.  The observations and data from these experiences are real time, hands on, and integrated by the Jefferson staff and program partners into the other core content areas.

Stepping Stones Museum
 in Norwalk has also partnered with us and delivers both in school and museum experiences for our students in kindergarten through second grade.   All kindergarten parents receive a family memberships to the museum, and experience several evening events during the school year just for them.

Jefferson Magnet offers many other innovative programs for children, including:

  • Wrap-around child care delivered by the After the Bell Program
  • Monthly upcoming events posters located at school main entrances.           
  • A four-week program in August for incoming kindergarteners taught by our teachers.
  • School Special Event Uniforms: Blue or white polo shirt worn with khaki or blue pants/skirt are worn on a voluntary basis. Shirts with the school logo are available for purchase at our school. To order polo shirt and other school spiritwear clothing, please complete the order form and return to the school office. English order form Spanish order form.

Our Facility

Jefferson Science Magnet is a fully air-conditioned, three floor, brick building in central Norwalk. The school was newly carpeted and painted before the 2002-2003 school year. The school is complemented by two portable buildings with 10 additional classrooms, making us the largest elementary school in Norwalk.

Our Jefferson School Song

“The Jefferson School Song has been a hit with our students since its adoption in 1955 following a school-wide songwriting competition.  Norwalk resident Steve Lenkowsky tells us it was written at his family’s dining room table to the music of a popular vaudeville tune.  Not then a Jefferson student (the song was submitted by older brother Les), and eventually starting school across town, Steve had never heard it sung by “students of our dear old Jefferson” until he discovered our modern recording on this website!  He is pleased that Jefferson Science Magnet School has been living the destiny foretold in our song.”  

Achievement Gap
"National Blue Ribbon"
School 2014