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Why Board With Us

At TJ you are more than a resident, you are part of our family.

As parents by proxy, we provide our boarding students with all of the creature comforts needed to mirror their experience at home. In addition our expert faculty, our residential life staff consists of Resident Assistants (RAs), a school nurse, a school counselor, and members of our student-led Boarding Council. Each dorm cottage contains a RA apartment and a member of Boarding Council, typically an upperclassman. Rooms are spacious, averaging 350sq. feet, many with a private bathroom, and all with keypad secured entrances. TJ sits on 20 picturesque aces in Sunset Hills, Missouri, a quiet suburb of St. Louis, minutes away from malls, restaurants, shopping, recreational facilities, and numerous cultural and educational institutions. 
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Student Spotlight

“TJ urges students to challenge themselves in the best way possible."
Class of 2020
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Teacher Spotlight

"At TJ, the exchange of ideas becomes a way of life, and ideas are often valued more than answers. Students learn to think deeply and mine for knowledge and ideas, and they learn to demand that from themselves, their classmates, and their teachers."
Jane Roth, '91
Director of Academics; Instructor in English & Classical Languages
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Alumni Spotlight

"TJ taught me how to think critically about everything, which allows me to proactively tackle any challenges that may arise in work and constantly question how we can refine processes or tools to make them better."
Henry Agbo, '05
Harvard University's class of 2009
Strategic Business Development at Apple, Inc.
  • 1460 Avg. SAT Score
  • 31 Avg. ACT Score
  • 86 Students in Grades 7-12
  • 7 Countries Represented in our Community
  • 6 States Represented in our Community
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    64% Students of Color
  • 100% Full-time Faculty with Advanced Degrees

News & Announcements

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Soccerball Drive

New and used soccer balls can be donated to the main office for Eric Muren's mission trip to Ecuador.
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The Doll's House 2

The next all-school trip to The Rep is Friday, October 19 to see The Doll's House Part 2.
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2018 Trivia Night

Join us for trivia night on SATURDAY! All proceeds raised benefit student clubs and the annual all school class trip.
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Ronnoco Coffee

Thank you to Ronnoco for your coffee donation to our student run business, Coffee Therapy!
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National Merit Scholars

In the 2019 National Merit Program, the following seniors have been recognized: Stephanie Teng as a semi-finalist and Josh Broh, Carlee Holley, and Bonnie Zhao as commended students.
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All School Play

Join us for the all school play, "Moon Over Buffalo" on November 1 at 7pm or November 2 at 5pm at Stray Dog Theatre.

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