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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

When I visited TJ, one of the big draws was the class experience. Unlike what I had both experienced in grade school and seen at other schools, class seemed fun without being fluff. Students were enjoying learning about things that most kids wouldn't touch with a yardstick. If the teachers could make the rock cycle as interesting as a full-blown lab experiment, why shouldn't I go? Three years later, I can say for sure I was right. Learning Greek paradigms and diving into cellular respiration are just as amazing as anything else, and the marvelous community experiences a small school can do are just gravy. I can say for sure that I would be bored to death if I never found a community with quite the excitement of learning and zest for life that TJ has offered to me for the past few years, and I hope many others can receive the gift.
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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Winter Arts Showcase

Come celebrate first semester work on December 11 from 3:30-5:30pm. The art gallery opens at 3:30pm and students will perform beginning at 4:30pm in the Dining Hall. Our guest musician and author is Mr. Ben Smith. There will be light snacks and refreshments served.
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TJ Reunion and Gathering

Please join the entire TJ Community at John D. McGurk's on Dec 22 from 7-10pm. Dinner and drinks provided!
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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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