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Principal's Welcome

Dear Jefferson Families:


Welcome to Jefferson Lighthouse Elementary School!


This will certainly be a very different school year; however, I know our staff is ready to jump right in and educate your child(ren) whether we are learning virutually or come back face-to-face. As one of only eight Wisconsin schools authorized as an International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) school, we have a comprehensive instructional program that supports the academic and social-emotional growth of your child(ren). The IB Primary Years Programme is a rigorous program that strives for all students to be: 1) inquirers, 2) knowledgeable, 3) thinkers, 4) communicators, 5) principled, 6) open-minded, 7) caring, 8) risk-takers, 9) balanced, and 10) reflective. In addition, the IB focuses on a transdisciplinary approach, connecting all content areas together, and understanding how they work in local and global contexts.


Our mission at Jefferson is to have “internationally-minded learners inquire, collaborate, and take action.” Educating the whole child is of utmost importance to us. In addition to high academic expectations, we offer a variety of specialists, foreign language, and PTA-organized events. We strive to offer a first-class K-5 education for all of our students.  


Please visit our website and read our communications. We will do our best to streamline communication. If you have any questions at any time, do not hesitate to reach out to us. Here’s to a great 2020-2021 school year!



Dr. Jeremy Benishek

Directing Principal