Learning at TJ
A recent graduate reflected that her time at TJ produced “an intellectual transformation, a life-changing experience.” She went on to say that she was challenged and succeeded beyond any boundary she had imagined. This transformation doesn’t happen overnight, and it doesn’t happen without work, but it does happen. How does it happen? As a result of confronting a meaningful, time-tested course of study and engaging in it with peers and teachers who expect one another to work hard and think hard.
At TJ, the exchange of ideas becomes a way of life, and ideas are often valued more than answers. A classical liberal-arts approach to education is the basis for the TJ curriculum. Students immerse themselves in the fundamental college-prep areas of English, math, language, science, social studies, and art, choosing electives in certain areas as they get older, but sharing a core educational experience with peers across all grades. Students learn to think deeply and mine for knowledge and ideas, and they learn to demand that approach from themselves, their classmates, and their teachers.
As you explore the details of our academic program, imagine the shared intellectual journey you will be a part of.