Jefferson Community School

Jefferson Community School Photo #1 - JCS in Nepal 2017
  • Jefferson Community School is a non-profit independent school serving grades 6th through 12th that strives to give all students a thriving academic community that inspires character development and emotional growth through challenge and adventure, discovery and experience.
  • We are committed to providing opportunities for leadership, team work, service, and community building.
  • Our faculty celebrates the unique talents and gifts of all students who walk through our doors, engaging them in critical thinking and active participation.
  • Our students develop respect for each other, their community and the world around them.
  • Jefferson Community School students are academically and socially prepared ready for their next adventure.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.AdvancED
NWAIS (Northwest Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Year Founded2005

Student Body

Total Students30 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Jefferson Community School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size10 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$9,000
Tuition Notes$9000 is for full time tuition for 7th - 12th grade. Additional fees are charged to students that participate in expeditionary learning.Financial Aid is available.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$975
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorCraig Frick

School Notes

  • Jefferson Community School serves middle and high school students in Port Townsend, Jefferson County and across the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State.
  • JCS is accredited by AdvancEd Accreditation 
  • JCS is a member of the Northwest Association of Independent Schools achieving candidate status.
  • JCS offers a hands on style of experiential education for youth in grades 7-12, with an emphasis on national and international service learning expeditions.
  • JCS is accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission
  • Through curriculum that is integrated, experiential and expeditionary, our students embark on a rigorous and reverent learning journey to know themselves and discover their interconnections with the world. At Jefferson Community School, we guide our students to become compassionate and thoughtful global citizens who have both the skills and wills to create a more peaceful and sustainable future.
  • Jefferson Community School admits students of any race, sex, color, national origin, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

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The average private school tuition in Washington is $9,938 for elementary schools and $13,011 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Washington is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).