Academics at TJ

Classical and Modern Languages

While students at many schools are offered language courses, TJ students receive language instruction.
An outstanding feature of a TJ education is the study of both classical and modern languages. Beginning with Latin in the seventh- and eighth-grades, continuing with ancient Greek in ninth and tenth, and concluding with either French or Italian during their junior and senior years, TJ graduates end up with an encompassing view of how language itself works.  From the highly inflected languages of the classical world to the prepositional heavy modern languages, students at TJ grasp the ways meaning has been constructed in western languages.

As students move through the grade levels, they are called upon to confront and use language in a variety of ways. Across disciplines, a great deal of their learning is mediated through language, including English and world languages. In addition, as much as students are learning language and learning through language, they are also learning about language.

Select WORLD LANGUAGES to view course descriptions

Sequences of Courses

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Thomas Jefferson School

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Saint Louis, MO 63127
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