About Us

Welcome to Instituto Thomas Jefferson Campus Valle Real

I would like to welcome you to Instituto Thomas Jefferson Valle Real on behalf of our wonderful team of staff, students and parents.

ITJ Valle Real was founded on the principle of student centered learning and is a place in which students can discover their talents, develop their potential and excel in a happy and safe environment, through the execution of our mission statement and our core values of Respect, Self-Esteem and Excellence.

I am privileged to work with an amazing group of highly capable and dedicated collaborators, all focused on preparing our students for a world that is changing exponentially. Our aim is to partner with parents to develop lifelong learners who are creative and critical thinkers, effective communicators and who collaborate to create a positive impact in their community, their country and the world.

As part of the International Schools Partnership (ISP), our students have access to amazing international learning opportunities across the globe giving them a better understanding of what it means to be a global citizen in today's world.

Our graduates have followed their passions and we are very proud of their amazing accomplishments as they gain acceptance to their University of choice, both nationally and internationally.

As you browse through our school’s web page, you will get a glimpse into who we are and how committed we are to our students, our community and our learning goals but if you would like to see us in action, please feel free to come in for a visit.

Alejandra Moreno Rade

Director General ITJ Valle Real

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By putting the child at the center of the system, we work to empower them through their high abilities, strengthen them to reduce or eliminate the barriers they may experience in their learning and integrate them into an international educational community.

We value diversity based on a model that serves the child through multiple disciplines and different levels in their learning process. We firmly believe that each child is unique in their way of being and learning and we put strategies and supports at their service so that their experience at ITJ is fully enriching.

ITJ Essence


Project-based learning is an educational strategy that allows students to become active members in the research and solution of problems. The objective is to find answers and solutions through teamwork while at the same time providing space for students to reason, think critically, utilize multiple sources and resources; within that process, students also are simultaneously working to better their skills for oral and written expression.


The Buddy Exchange Program is a study abroad program that offers students at Instituto Thomas Jefferson the chance to experience life in different parts of the world such as: England, Spain, the United Arab Emirates, United States, Malaysia, Qatar, Costa Rica, and Mexico.

This exchange program provides our students with the enriching, international opportunity to know and live abroad, strengthening the sense of globalism, friendship, and companionship.


Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics and Sustainability (STEAMS) is a learning model that combines all of these areas of study into one over-arching project or learning plan that allows students to learn through practice and teamwork. The main advantage of this model is that students are better able to develop their skills and competencies through study, practice, and hands-on projects.


Through this program, Instituto Thomas Jefferson Guadalajara Valle Real supports gifted, high-achieving students and transform their interests into talents. The main objective of this program is to develop thinking structures and abilities that will allow students to put their natural potential into action as citizens of the future.



Career Academies is our vocational guidance program in which every student goes outside campus on a monthly basis to experience different work areas, so they can discover which one they fit best in and love the most.



Our Readers/Writers methodology stems from the actual, current reading levels of each student. Reading levels are obtained through individual evaluations and is based on personal progress that students show throughout the school year. 

Teachers stimulate effective reading and writing habits by using a variety of resources and strategies that are adequate for their age level and are designed and proven through rigorous academic research.


TJMUN is a program that allows students to simulate the discussions and works of the United Nations. Students debate recurring themes and real-life problems that have a world-wide impact. In this simulation, students assume the roles of delegates of the United Nations (UN), and while representing a country and the respective posture that country may have toward a certain topic and idea.

This project gives students the chance to learn about the world and its many problems, and to remain informed and aware of what is going on in our country and the world.
Es una oportunidad de aprendizaje personal, intelectual, y académico, en el que el alumno logra desarrollar la capacidad de investigación, expresión de ideas y de opiniones, respetando la posición de cada país.


Why choose ITJ Valle Real?

Facilities & Technology

ITJ Valle Real was built under the LEED Certification, as a Green School. It has modern and beautiful facilities that were designed for students to obtain maximum benefit of their learning.

  • Classrooms: ample classrooms at all educational levels equipped with Smart Boards, computer equipment, ergonomic furniture, lounge library, and countless teaching materials.
  • Sports facilities: Covered courts, multi-courts, professional soccer field, fast soccer field.
  • Technology laboratories: Modern laboratories equipped with the latest generation models: MacBook lab, Chromebooks, Lego Mindstorm, iPads, Smart table, Kinnets.
  • Maker Space: It is a STEAM immersion space (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) where through interdisciplinary projects and the use of different tools, students learn to solve problems.
  • High School Building: It is a pre-college building, with intelligent social facilities, that foster the academic, cultural, and collaborative interaction that this stage requires in students´ education. It has 360 ° rooms and ergonomic furniture.
  • Laboratories for Sciences, Art, Music, Library.
  • Exclusive recreational areas for each section: preschool, elementary, middle and high school.

International Learning Opportunities for Students (ILOS)

We are part of the International Schools Partnership (ISP), a global group of 42 schools, which ensures outstanding international learning connections, quality assurance and excellent governance.

Being part of ISP also provides our high school students with unique opportunities for learning and collaboration, such as the Model United Nations and Buddy Exchange Program.

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