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Jefferson Elementary School educates each student to become critical life-long learners; embracing high academic achievement and contributing to the local & global community.

Through the IB program, we nurture and inspire multilingual, respectful, global citizens to lead and create positive change in the 21st century.


Jefferson Elementary is an accredited International Baccalaureate school serving students from Kindergarten through 5th grade in the Carlsbad Unified School District. Jefferson’s engaging core curriculum has been developed to an internationally recognized standard of excellence while meeting district and state requirements.

In addition, Jefferson’s program is enhanced with art, music, physical education, foreign language, and computer instruction. Jefferson has received numerous awards for its programs, innovative teaching, and academic achievement of its diverse student population. Jefferson is a school that embraces high expectations, holding both students and staff accountable for ongoing, academic achievement and contributions to the community.

With the focus on learning, we will continue to address the immediate need to prepare our diverse student population for a successful future in a rapidly changing world. Our positive environment will clearly show respect, fairness, and acceptance for all the students and families we serve.