Academics

Arts

Fine Arts classes at TJ give students an opportunity to work with a variety of media and materials while also learning the history of the art, theatre, or dance that they are studying. 
The middle-school sequence consists of two year-long, foundational courses in the visual and performing arts. At the high-school level, students take two semester-long courses each year. This allows students to explore a breadth of offerings in the arts while still preserving a means for those interested in focusing their arts studies to continue doing so. Some courses are introductory, but students can also pursue a subject in greater depth by taking a Level 2 class or higher. 

Student work is exhibited at showcases in December and May, and the school’s annual Cabaret Night provides an opportunity for individual and group performances.

Outside the regular fine-arts curriculum, the school encourages students to pursue their instrumental or vocal music or other artistic interests. The school can help boarding students locate teachers to study with and ensembles to play in, as student schedules permit.

Sequences of Courses

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  • 7th Grade

    Two required semester-long courses: 
    • Visual Art (first semester)
    • Fundamentals of Drama (second semester)
  • 8th Grade

    Two required semester-long courses:  
    • Beginning Tap Dance (first semester)
    • Visual Art (second semester)
  • 9th-12th

    One year-long elective: Over four years, students may elect to take a variety of fine-arts courses, or they may choose to explore one of the three divisions—visual or performing arts—in depth.

Thomas Jefferson School

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Saint Louis, MO 63127
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