Principal's Office

From the Principal's Officelesisko

Thomas Lesisko
Jim Thorpe Area High School


Welcome to our website

Welcome to the Jim Thorpe Area High School, located in the historic town of Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania. As Principal, I hope you enjoy your digital exploration of our learning environment through this website. Jim Thorpe Area High School students, over 600 students strong in grades 9-12, succeed through a shared community vision of excellence. As you view these pages, you will witness the commitment by the faculty, staff, students, and parents for the success of all students. The Olympian spirit of excellence fills our facility.

Our strength lies in our diverse student community filled with unique talents and interests. Jim Thorpe students embrace their academic environment where rigorous course work and depth of knowledge prepare them for their challenging future. Determination and effort result in high academic achievements through various performances and competitions. In addition, our students excel athletically, artistically, technologically, and socially, through the variety of sports and clubs offered.

We are very proud to offer a multitude of opportunities to our students and we strive to meet the needs and dreams of each and every individual student. We plan for students to have an exciting high school career and to be prepared for a successful future. Our students’ achievements drive our programs.

After experiencing our website, I encourage you to experience an event at the high school, whether it be an athletic competition, school play or musical concert, to witness first-hand the spirit and pride that makes us Jim Thorpe Area High School Olympians. Thank you.