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School Overview

Get ready to dive into learning at Jefferson Marine Science Elementary School! Recognized by the State as a School of Distinction in 2019, Jefferson provides the opportunity for young scholars to explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) via hands-on experiences and opportunities.

Jefferson students attend school in a newly renovated and expanded facility complete with a new gymnasium, additional classrooms, playground, kitchen, and exterior design which will allow for easier drop-offs.

In addition to an engaging and robust curriculum that prepares students for future success, K-5th graders will explore one of our community’s most important features, the Long Island Sound! This is made possible due to a unique community partnership with the Maritime Aquarium.

Scholars who attend this one-of-a-kind program will not only work with Maritime Aquarium marine scientists on the Jefferson campus but will get the opportunity to travel to various sites to conduct their studies in the field. Through these experiences, students will engage in science practices, critical thinking, and problem-solving. The Aquarium’s education programs are co-developed with Jefferson staff to support the Next Generation Science Standards and tailored to meet the school's specific goals. Each grade level has an area of focus ranging from animal habitats to crabs and mollusks, predators and prey, local flora, flowering plants, and biodiversity of the Long Island Sound.

Additionally, Jefferson students are given extra opportunities to explore STEAM content such as robotics, coding, and engineering. Jefferson also provides a Dual Language classroom option for families who are interested in their child learning in both languages. For 2023-2024, there will be a class in Grades K-4. Grades 5 will be added during the 2024-2025 academic year.

In the following pages, watch a message from our principal, look up contact information for our teachers and staff and read the latest news at Jefferson Marine Science Elementary School.