Jefferson Lighthouse IB

Principal's Welcome


Dear Jefferson Families:

Welcome to Jefferson Lighthouse Elementary School!

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 2023-2024 school year!



Dr. Jeremy Benishek

Directing Principal

Jeremy Benishek