TJCA Hosts Curriculum Fair

Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy hosted its first-annual curriculum fair on Thursday, March 21st. The school’s administrators offered informational sessions to students and their parents about the educational mission and curricular focus of Thomas Jefferson. Academic Dean Michael Smith summarized the school’s mission in this way: “By demanding that our students master the grammar or the basics of their subjects, by teaching our students how to use the tools of logic to engage their subjects critically, and by fostering opportunities for our students to explore their own academic interests in a creative fashion, we are, hopefully, developing thoughtful, articulate young adults who are prepared for a lifetime of citizenship and active intellectual inquiry.” After the session, the school’s stakeholders were then invited to tour displays on the school’s curriculum and mingle with the teachers who bring the curriculum to life. The idea for the fair originated with Principal Dianna Bridges. Bridges, who is in her first year as principal at Thomas Jefferson, commented that “we wanted to celebrate the unique and superb classical curriculum of our school. We also wanted to give students and their parents an opportunity to speak with teachers and ask any questions that they might have about their future classes.” “The evening,” said Bridges, was “a great success.”

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Pictured are members of Thomas Jefferson’s Trivium Department. (From L to R: Christina Loscalzo, Latin instructor; Jeff Ziegler, Latin instructor; and Greg Stearns, Logic and Philosophy instructor)