JGS Who Are We?

The Jackson Grammar School prides itself in providing a multi-age educational environment for children in grades Kindergarten through 6.  Our focus is on educating the whole child through experiential learning opportunities, integrated curriculum, and differentiated instruction.


Our Mission Statement and School Pledge guide us through decision making and curriculum planning.

Below is a presentation created to share our values and goals as we teach the "whole child" through a 
variety of educational opportunities within our school community.  Original music produced by teacher Dexter Harding and his students.



JGS Community Pledge


Whole Child Focus...

“Enters school healthy and learns about and practices a healthy lifestyle.”

  • Healthy school lunches that include home-grown vegetables

  • On-site organic garden

  • Health and Wellness Fair

  • Health curriculum taught by classroom teachers through integrated units, augmented by the school nurse and lunch staff

  • Emphasis on an active lifestyle

    • Through partnerships with Jackson Ski Touring Foundation, Black Mountain, and the Eastern Slope Ski Club

    • Contra Dancing, Zumba, and Yoga presentations at All School Meeting

  • Commitment to environmental education through partnerships with Tin Mountain Conservation Center

  • Value of recess: 2 daily (15 and 25 minutes) include a variety of play areas: blacktop, play equipment, field, and a rock garden area


Whole Child Focus...

“Learns in an environment that is physically and emotionally safe for students and adults.”

  • Guidance program

    • Mind-Up

    • Tiger Tiger

  • Large number of volunteers (it takes a village)

  • Buddies look out for one another

  • Safety and belonging

  • K-6 recess

  • Parent Buddy program


Whole Child Focus...

“Is actively engaged in learning and is connected to the school and broader community.”

  • Hands-on, Experiential Learning Activities

  • Project Based Learning

    • STEAM Blast

    • Project Block

    • Fall Festival

  • Artist in Residence Collaboration

    • Children’s Stage Adventures

    • Jeanne Limmer Movement

    • Arts Jubilee

    • Miss Manner’s

    • David Baker Art Integration

  • Tin Mountain Conservation Center

  • Enrichment Opportunities

    • Afterschool science activities

    • Integrated lessons augmenting teacher instruction

  • Service Learning Opportunities

    • Kids Care Craft Fair

    • Togo Clean Water Project

    • Wounded Warrior Project Fun Run

    • Christmas Can Cure

    • Relationship with the Local Food Pantry

  • Volunteer Champion Award

    • Knitting Club

  • All School Community Meeting

  • Surprise All School Field Trips

  • Whitney community center facility on campus


Whole Child Focus...

“Has access to personalized learning and is supported by qualified, caring adults.”

  • Multi-age environment provides enhanced grouping for individual needs

  • Universal Team

  • Highly Qualified Staff with 85% holding an advanced degree

  • Instrumental music lessons

  • Art Club

  • Summer Enrichment Program

  • Evening family/community events, theme culmination events (Oregon Trail, etc.)

  • High number of intact hours for staff (Tuesday am, monthly all staff, weekly collaborative hour for instructional staff.


Whole Child Focus...

“Is challenged academically and prepared for success in college or further study and for employment and participation in a global environment.”

  • National Daughter’s of the American Revolution (DAR) Essay Winner

  • Rigorous core curriculum materials

  • Enrichment for all students

  • World Language Program

  • Integration/ transition activities

  • Support of individualized and global professional development for staff

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