The mission of Jefferson School is to develop self-directed learners who are committed to academic achievement aligned to the Common Core Standards. Collaborative efforts from faculty and parents create optimal learning opportunities that develop well-rounded citizens who maximize their unique potentials. Learning in a nurturing environment that is culturally diverse, safe, and secure, allows for all members of the school community to reach new heights of success.


  • "My County" - A Poster Contest for 4th Grade Students

    To help promote the awareness of the work accomplished throughout Bergen County, Clerk John S. Hogan and the Constitutional Officers sponsor an annual poster contest called “My County”. Your local Constitutional Officers are inviting all fourth graders, who generally study the State of New Jersey as part of their social studies curriculum, to design a poster for the contest. Click the title for more information.

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    The Jefferson School community had a wonderful night on Friday January 8th, celebrating over 120 students in their BETTER THAN BROADWAY production of “The Fair at Yankee Poo”. The auditorium was full and the spirit was high watching the children sing and perform this year’s play. A special thank you goes to Michelle Bloom of Better than Broadway Productions for her work during the week of January 4th culminating with a fabulous performance on Friday night the 8th. The students don’t receive a script. They practice Monday through Thursday for two hours after school learning lines and songs. A school-wide assembly took place on Friday afternoon getting the performers ready for the big show Friday evening. WHAT A SHOW!! Thank you to all the boys in girls in grades 1-5 who participated. A very special thank you goes out to Mrs. Sue Greenspan who has coordinated our productions each of the last four years. Thank you as well to all the parent volunteers who made this a great experience for the children. Make sure to come out and see next years show “The Legend of Bully Joe”. Click the title to view our slideshow.

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  • Pajama Drive

    The fifth grade Youth Power Club of Jefferson School organized a Pajama Drive during the month of December. The children collected over 60 pairs of pajamas for children in need. The pajamas were donated to the Bergen Family Center in Englewood. Scholastic Book Company matched each donation with a new book. The Youth Power Club is a club dedicated to community service. We thank everyone who generously donated to the Pajama Drive.

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  • Pumpkin Patch

    A special thank you to the Jefferson School Parents Association for sponsoring our annual Pumpkin Patch. Each class visited the Jefferson Pumpkin Patch and walked away with a pumpkin to take home and enjoy this holiday. Please enjoy the slide show of our classes!

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  • Multi-Cultural Day at Jefferson School

    What a fantastic day here at Jefferson School. The children completed a poster project that outlined their culture and some of the special nuances that makes their culture so special to them. I am proud to say that we had over 35 separate countries/cultures on display throughout the school. Students participated in a school/museum walk where they viewed the posters on display that were separated by countries and/or regions. Students took notes in their passports of what they noticed and what they learned from each country. Some of our students dressed in culturally expressive clothing (see slideshow) and took part in a food tasting party inside of each classroom. Thank you so much to all the parents who participated from home in assisting their child in their cultural research to complete the poster and to the parents who contributed food to help make our day a lot of fun. A big thank you to the teachers for your preparation and follow through to make today a special day of learning for the children.

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  • Fire Prevention Poster Contest Winners!

    On Monday, October 5th Jefferson School Celebrated Fire Prevention Week recognizing our school wide winners for our annual Poster Contest. The theme for this year’s contest was “HEAR THE BEEP WHERE YOU SLEEP”. We are very proud to recognize our one TOWN WIDE winner Andrea Dimaculangan, a Kindergarten student in Mrs. Jerue’s class. Congratulations to all on a job well done. Enjoy the pictures.

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  • Supply Lists for the 2015-2016 School Year

    Click the title above to view supply lists for the 2015-2016 school year. You will be notified of your child’s new teacher in early August. Please utilize the supply lists that are here to help you plan for an organized and confident start to the new school year.

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  • Jefferson School Field Day

    Field Day 2015 is in the Books! The children muscled through a cloudy day to have a blast participating in 20 events (10 in the morning and 10 in the afternoon). Special thank you to the Jefferson School Parents Association for the awesome Field Day T-Shirts and lunchbox. It was a fun day of friendly competition and collaboration! Thank you to Mr. Dunn for orchestrating a special day!! Click the title for pictures.

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  • "Clean Up" Cooper's Pond

    On April 18, 2015, 19 5th grade students from Jefferson School worked in collaboration with the Bergenfield Environmental Committee to “Clean Up” Cooper’s Pond. The clean-up took place on the most beautiful day of the year and the students were able to walk away with pride that they helped make a difference in making Bergenfield a better place. Attached is a picture of the participants.

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  • Jefferson School Proudly Presents "The Golden Goose"

    The Jefferson School Parents’ Association along with Better than Broadway productions put on a fantastic show “The Golden Goose” on Friday evening, February 13th in front of a full auditorium at Bergenfield High School. Over 110 children participated in this one week after school event where every child in grades 1-5 who chose to participate learned the entire play in four days!! (That Monday was a snow day!) Friday afternoon the performers put on an assembly for the students at Jefferson School and that evening it was “show time”. Click the title for pictures and more information.

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