College Counseling

About the Program

TJ graduates attend a wide variety of colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and abroad, and excellent preparation for those programs is a hallmark of the TJ experience. Over the school's history, 100 percent of its graduates have gone on to attend college, and a large number have continued their education in graduate or professional schools. Every student receives a great deal of individual attention throughout the college-application process.

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  • College Preparation

    As a college-preparatory school, TJ instills in students the skills that will ensure their success at the next level of their education. Guiding students through a personalized college-application process, a team of experienced faculty members helps seniors gain admission to colleges that are the best fit for their interests. Over the school’s history, 100 percent of its graduates have gone on to attend a wide variety of colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and abroad, and a large number have continued their education in graduate or professional schools. By their own accounts, they feel comfortable and confident dealing with the challenge and independence of college right from the onset. Excellent preparation for college remains a hallmark of the TJ experience.
  • Program Highlights

    • Average SAT score: 1450
    • Average ACT score: 31
    • 50+ colleges and universities visit TJ annually.
    • As juniors, students tour two local schools—Washington University in St. Louis and St. Louis University—to familiarize themselves with the process.
    • Parents can attend annual admissions and financial-aid workshops hosted by the college counseling department.
  • College Matriculation

    Colleges and universities at which TJ graduates have matriculated from 2016-2021:

    Allegheny College | American University | Beloit College | Berklee College of Music | Boston University | Bowdoin College | Bradley University | CSU-Northridge | Case Western Reserve University | Central Methodist University | Clemson University | Cornell College | DePaul University | DePauw University | Fashion Inst. of Design & Merch | Florida International University | Florida Southern College | Fordham University | Franklin & Marshall College | Grinnell College | Haverford College | Illinois Wesleyan University | Johns Hopkins University | Kansas State University | Kenyon College | Kettering University | Knox College | Lake Forest College | Macalester College | Middlebury College | Mount Holyoke College | Northwestern University | New York University | New York University, Abu Dhabi | Purdue University | Rice University | University of Rochester | St. Louis College of Pharmacy | Smith College | SUNY-Purchase | Swarthmore College | University of Aberdeen | UC-Irvine | UC-San Diego | UC-Santa Barbara | University of Chicago | UI-Chicago | University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign | University of Iowa | University of Kansas | University of Miami | UM-Kansas City | University of Notre Dame | University of Tampa | UT-Austin | University of Tennessee-Martin | University of Utah | University of Wisconsin-Madison | Washington University | Webster University | Whitman College | Williams College

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    Mr. Eric Steere 

    Director of College Counseling
As TJ's Director of College Counseling and faculty member, I am proud to be part of a community that so clearly knows and cares about its students. There is a magic that happens where these relationships are strong, where young people invest themselves in their education and become drivers in the plans they make.
I studied International Relations at the University of St. Andrews and Durham University in the UK. A short but entertaining career as a freelance writer followed before I found my calling in education. I have taught and worked as a college counselor in a variety of settings, from community college and university to an IB boarding school in South India, and most recently at an American international school in UAE. 
Having grown up in New Jersey, which in itself is like a cross-section of the world, and through my career in education, I am sensitive to the concerns families from all different backgrounds have when it comes to considering options for higher education. My goal is to help students learn how to become the best version of themselves by accompanying them through this process. Beyond gaining admission to a College where they will thrive, they will learn how to make the most of their college experience and stretch their expectations of what they can achieve beyond.

Eric Steere
Director of College Counseling

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Thomas Jefferson School

4100 S. Lindbergh Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO 63127
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