Grammar School


Welcome to our web site! Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy is a public charter school located in the foothills of North Carolina. Thomas Jefferson is a K-12 program. Here at the grammar school we serve grades K-5 and are separated from the middle/high school campus by only a few miles.

The grammar school utilizes the Core Knowledge curriculum. Founded by E.D. Hirsh Jr., the author of Cultural Literacy, Core Knowledge is a solid, specific, shared core curriculum that helps children establish strong foundations of knowledge in the language arts, history and geography, mathematics, science, art, and music. The Core Knowledge program is designed to give students a rich and common knowledge base, one that will allow them to be successful in the rigorous classical curriculum used in our middle/high school. To learn more about Core Knowledge visit their web site at

Our grammar school children are also able to experience a variety of other disciplines included in our curriculum such as Spanish, dance, and karate. We are so proud of the learning environment created by an excellent staff, dedicated to loving and teaching our children. We begin each day with a school wide assembly that includes different morning activities such as singing and dancing. I encourage everyone to visit us and be a part of this special time.

Mr. Jason Cole, Principal