Academics at TJ


Mathematics sits at the heart of liberal-arts study. In science, engineering, economics, and other science-heavy fields, students profit from their review of algebra, geometry, statistics, and calculus. And even in fields seemingly distant from mathematics—English, social studies, and world languages—the precision needed is honed by mathematical study.
In addition to time-tested methods of assessment, the department as a whole incorporates project-based learning and real-world application of the material, emphasizing creativity and building critical thinking skills. 

Many of the major topics (e.g., logarithms, trigonometry) appear in multiple courses, reinforcing previous lessons and leading to a deeper understanding. Care is taken to ensure that both returning and new students are placed in an appropriate course according to their ability and experience.

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Sequences of Courses

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Thomas Jefferson School

4100 S. Lindbergh Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO 63127
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