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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

Amidst the plethora of independent & parochial schools in the St. Louis area, it is hard to pass over the crown jewel, albeit a hidden one. Once you cross over the threshold of the heavy red door, nothing but 'what lies ahead?' begs the question.  Whereas most prospective families look for a lineup of 'what one must expect' criteria in a school, I looked for 'does this feel like I belong?". An unequivocally resounding 'yes' was organically felt throughout my visiting day and ever since then. Is TJ hard - of course!  Is it for everyone - most definitely not! Is it worth it - is that a rhetorical question? Nothing in life is worth having without a battle, and the battle for my future, that is laden with success, love of learning, & eagerness to question the status quo has just begun. I chose TJ in the same way that it has chosen me:  it felt like I belong, and these walls were the holders of my brethren.
Class of 2022
Day Student
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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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Happy Thanksgiving

From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving! Campus re-opens to residential students on Sunday, November 25, at 9:30am. Classes resume on Monday, November 26.

No School Thursday, November 15

Due to inclement weather, school is closed on Thursday, November 15th. Campus services continue for residential staff and students.
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Open House | Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | 5-7pm

Join us! The evening's program includes a campus tour, an introductory Greek class, programmatic and curricular informational presentation, and an opportunity to mix and mingle with students, faculty, and staff over dinner in our dining hall. This event is free and open to all interested families. We encourage prospective students to attend with their parent(s). Advanced registration is requested.
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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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