Overview

Thomas Jefferson School (TJ), a co-educational, non-sectarian, independent day and boarding school located in Sunset Hills, Missouri, educates a purposefully diverse and deliberately sized group of academically talented students spanning grades 7-12.

The school is renowned for its college-prep focus, and annually attracts some of the most academically ambitious students from around the globe. We are deliberately sized and purposefully diverse which allows us to fully execute our accelerated, liberal arts curricula in a fast-paced, discussion-based socratic classroom environment. The average TJ student completes 7 AP courses before graduation, and scores in the top 2% on the SAT.

TJ was recently named the Best Boarding School in Missouri and #28 in the United States by Niche.com., and is ranked the #1 boarding school for best SAT scores in the U.S. by Boarding School Review.com.
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Thomas Jefferson School With Reviews, Requirements 2024 | FindingSchool

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A Matriculation
A Academics
C Extracurricular activities
C Community
A- Reviews
B+ Int. student mgmt

Boarding Grades: 7-12
Co-ed
Rural
ESL: Yes
Boarding Tuition: $66,000
Day S. Tuition: $32,375
# of Students: 85
Boarding Rate: 37%
Teacher:Student: 1:6%
International Student: 27%
AP Courses: 13
Endowment: $29,412/stu.
Faculty w/ adv. degree: 93%
SAT: 1450/1600
IB: No
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Matriculation

Ranking University/College Students
#8 University of Pennsylvania 1
LAC #4 Pomona College 1
#23 University of Michigan 1
#25 Carnegie Mellon University 1
#28 New York University 1
#28 University of Florida 1
#34 University of California: San Diego 1
#36 Boston College 1
#38 Georgia Institute of Technology 1
#38 University of California: Davis 1
#42 Brandeis University 1
#42 Case Western Reserve University 1
#42 University of Wisconsin-Madison 1
LAC #9 Carleton College 1
#49 Pepperdine University 1
#57 Penn State University Park 1
#62 Rutgers University 1
#63 Lawrence University 1
#63 St. Olaf College 1
#68 Fordham University 1
#68 St. Lawrence University 1
#68 University of Massachusetts Amherst 1
#72 Knox College 1
#75 Clemson University 1
#76 College of Wooster 1
#79 American University 1
#103 Clark University 1
#103 Drexel University 1
#103 Saint Louis University 1
#103 University of California: Santa Cruz 1
#111 Goucher College 1
#117 University of Vermont 1
#122 Chapman University 1
#127 University of Kentucky 1
LAC #27 Macalester College 1
#136 University of New Hampshire 1
#136 University of Tulsa 1
LAC #28 Harvey Mudd College 1
LAC #38 Skidmore College 1
#212 Lipscomb University 1
#250 Utah State University 1
LAC #50 The University of the South 1
LAC #60 Bard College 1
Freed-Hardeman University 1
St. John's College 1
University of Colorado Denver 1
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AP Courses

(Total 13)
Biology
Calculus BC
Chemistry
English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition
Comparative Government and Politics
Statistics
United States History
Physics 1
United States Government and Politics
Biology
Calculus BC
Chemistry
English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition
Comparative Government and Politics
Statistics
United States History
Physics 1
United States Government and Politics
Environmental Science
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
Macroeconomics
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Sports

(Total 6)
Basketball
Fitness
Soccer
Tennis
Volleyball
Yoga

Extracurricular Activities and Clubs

(Total 22)
Student Activities Committee
Student Council
School Newspaper
Pandora Arts Magazine
Music Club
Debate
Coding and Computer Science Club
International Thespian Society (ITS)
Prom Committee
Admissions Ambassadors
Student Activities Committee
Student Council
School Newspaper
Pandora Arts Magazine
Music Club
Debate
Coding and Computer Science Club
International Thespian Society (ITS)
Prom Committee
Admissions Ambassadors
Mock Trial
Mediation Team
Equality Club (GSA)
Global Citizenship Club
Boarding Council
Chess Club
Math Club
Robotics Team
Coffee Therapy Club
Yearbook Club
Arts & Crafts Club
Creative Writing Club
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Arts

(Total 15)
Directing
Drama
Music
Musicianship
Performing
Theater
Art History
Ceramics
Digital Photography
Drawing
Directing
Drama
Music
Musicianship
Performing
Theater
Art History
Ceramics
Digital Photography
Drawing
Graphic Design
Photography
Art
Audition
Design
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Basic Info

Year Founded: 1946
Campus Size: 20 acres
Boarding Rate: 37%
Religious Affiliation: No Religious Affiliation

Application Info

Deadline: 01/10
Interview: Skype, On Campus, Admission Travel to China, Zoom
Pre Interview: No Requirement
School Code:
TOEFL: 7422
SSAT: 7660

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SSAT

Brief Reviews

(Total 25)
4.8/ 5

Detailed Reviews

(Total 0)
0.0 / 5 Overall
0.0 / 5 Academics
0.0 / 5 Campus
0.0 / 5 Student Life
0.0 / 5 Athletic&Art
0.0 / 5 Transportation

Q&A

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Frequently Ask Questions about Thomas Jefferson School

Tell me a bit about Thomas Jefferson School.
Thomas Jefferson School is Co-ed private boarding school located in Missouri, US. It was founded 1946 , and currently has about 85 students, 27.00% of whom are international students.

For more official information, please visit http://www.tjs.org.
Does Thomas Jefferson School have rigorous academic requirements?
Thomas Jefferson School is offering 13 AP courses.

In recent years, 46 of their students score 4 and 5 in AP exams.

Thomas Jefferson School also have 93% of faculties whose degrees are master and above.
Where do Thomas Jefferson School students typically go for their colleges?
Based on the most recent matriculation data, 50% go to top 50 US universities and colleges*, 23.33% go to top 25, and about 10% go to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford and MIT.

*Ranking is based on the 2024 US News College Ranking.
What is the application requirement for Thomas Jefferson School?
Similar to most private schools in the US, Thomas Jefferson School’s typical admission requirements include school transcript, recommendation letter, application essay, and interview (often optional, but highly recommended).
What is the latest tuition for Thomas Jefferson School’s Co-ed student?
The total fee for Thomas Jefferson School in 2024 is $67,550 ~ $67,700, which typically includes tuition, boarding fee, student management fee and a few other fees associated with managing international students.

For more information, please contact school’s admission team at admissions@tjs.org .
Where is Thomas Jefferson School located?
Thomas Jefferson School is located in the State of Missouri of USA.
How popular is Thomas Jefferson School on FindingSchool network?
Based on FindingSchool monthly traffic data as well as onsite search record, Thomas Jefferson School is among the most popular schools, within top 111 for all schools on FindingSchool.

Also Thomas Jefferson School has been favorited by 236 users.
How to start with an application with Thomas Jefferson School?
The first stop is to carefully review the school profile on FindingSchool to learn more about Thomas Jefferson School. Most of them are directly provided by the school.

Also it is highly recommended to visit Thomas Jefferson School’s official site: http://www.tjs.org or call them at 314-843-4151.
Please share a few nearby schools that are close to Thomas Jefferson School?
Yes, here are few: Chaminade College Prep School,

What is the FindingSchool rating for Thomas Jefferson School?
The overall rating for Thomas Jefferson School is A.

The section ratings of Thomas Jefferson School are:
A for Matriculation
A for Academics
C for Extracurriculum
C for Community
A- for Students and Parents reviews
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