Principal’s Message

Dear JIS Family,

I would like to extend a warm welcome to the 2023-204 school year!

At John I. Smith K-8 Center, we believe in fostering an inclusive and nurturing environment where every student can thrive academically, emotionally, and socially. Our commitment to excellence in education is driven by a team of dedicated educators and staff who are passionate about empowering our students to reach their full potential.

Through a comprehensive and well-rounded curriculum, we strive to provide our students with the knowledge, skills, and values they need to become responsible global citizens and future leaders. Our focus is not just on academic achievement but also on promoting creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities.

Our school is not just a place of learning; it is a community where strong bonds are formed, lasting friendships are made, and memories are cherished for a lifetime. As the principal of JISK-8 Center I am honored to lead this vibrant educational institution. I believe that open communication and collaboration between students, parents, teachers, and staff are essential in creating a supportive learning environment.

Our website serves as a gateway to explore all that JISK-8 Center has to offer. Here, you will find important information about the school’s programs, events, academic calendar, and resources that can aid in your educational journey. We are constantly updating our website to keep you informed about the latest happenings, achievements, and opportunities at our school.

As we embark on a new academic year, let us work together to make it a remarkable and enriching experience for everyone. Our doors are always open to you, and we are eager to support you in any way we can.

Thank you for choosing us as your educational partner and best wishes for an inspiring and successful academic year ahead!


Maribel Rivera