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Information for Parents

The Academy acknowledges that a child’s learning falls under the primary responsibility of his/her parents. The Academy is, therefore, a partner with a child’s parents in cultivating students for lives of intellectual and moral excellence.

Just as the school respects the authority of the family to be the source of spiritual instruction for children, so JH Classical Academy expects that the families who choose to entrust their children’s education to us will respect the role of the faculty and administration in educating their children.

The primary way that parents are involved in their child’s academic learning is by supporting his or her journey through the Academy. This includes: providing a distraction-free study environment, being attentive to the student’s study habits, attitude towards learning, and quality of work, and understanding the Academy’s scholastic expectations.

Parents may want to communicate frequently with their child’s teachers. This can be helpful for parents in developing their understanding of the Academy’s classical liberal arts vision. It is also helpful for parents to share important information with our teachers on how their child is approaching the curriculum at home and whether their child is experiencing difficulty.

Email is the best means for this conversation. In-person meetings, when necessary, should be by scheduled appointment. We ask parents not to try to discuss an individual student’s issues with a teacher at any other time than by appointment, as teachers have scheduled duties throughout the day.

Parents interested in volunteering should consult and fill out the Volunteer/Parent Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest Agreement.


Our Academy desires to develop a community of learners dedicated to the highest standards of academics and deportment.  As such, a distinctive uniform is a unifying factor within our school community and an outward recognition of our seriousness of purpose.  When our students put on their uniform, they are immediately connected to our culture of learning and our specific expectations.  When students are seen in uniforms, it is a visible signature to the larger community of our pride of purpose and standard of excellence.  
Our desire is not to squash students’ individuality by requiring uniforms.  Rather, we want to secure their commitment to a community of learners and remove distractions such as the latest fads, conversations about  modesty, or even social competition.  We ask not only for the student's commitment to this concept, but for the parent’s as well.  We all have the same goals: for our children and students to look their best, do their best, and enjoy learning at school.  With no time wasted on needless clothing discussions (before and during school), there is far more time for the students to express their individuality in conversations about art, science, music, history and all that that is included in our liberal art and practical arts program. 
In short, the dress code of JH Classical Academy supports and reinforces our academic goals and assists us in staying focused on the true individuality offered by healthy dialogue and the development of the life of the mind for each student.  So, we have included our uniform guidelines here, including samples of appropriate shoes, to guide you in ordering uniforms and purchasing shoes before school begins in a month, on Tuesday, September 5th.  Students must wear a uniform when on campus. 

A full description of 2019-2020 school uniform options may be viewed on the Lands' End Website. For your reference, our Preferred School Number is 900152737.



Jackson Hole Classical Academy
P.O. Box 7466
Jackson, WY 83002
Enrollment Inquiries:
Polly Friess
(307) 690-8396
All Other Inquiries:
School Office
(307) 201-5040


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