Jefferson Elementary School serves students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The school offers gifted and talented education programs for identified students in grades three through five. In addition, it provides special education services, including resource specialist programs, special day classes, language and speech lessons and adapted physical education to students with special identified needs. Jefferson Elementary School features an arts prototype program that includes components of visual arts, theater and dance. It also offers a variety of after-school programs and enrichment activities, including chess, drama, magic, martial arts, pottery, dance, art, photography and knitting. Located in Mankato, Minn., Jefferson Elementary School is a part of Mankato Area Public Schools.