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2021 Summer Scholars Registration is Open

TJ is pleased to announce that 2021 Summer Scholars programming will be available both in-person and online. Registration is now open!

Offerings include The Thomas Jefferson School of Magical Inquiry, SSAT Prep and Games, and a SAT® and ACT® Prep Course. 

If you have questions, please email summerscholars@tjs.org.

TJ School of Magical Inquiry

July 19 - August 1, 2021
Join Summer Scholars for Hogwarts-themed coursework, athletics, and outdoor activities! This camp welcomes muggles in rising 4th through 8th grades.

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  • Sample Schedule

    • 9:00am Morning Assembly
    • 9:30am Potions Class
    • 10:30am Snack Break
    • 10:45am Spells Trivia Competition
    • 11:30am Art - Quill Calligraphy
    • 12:00pm Lunch
    • 1:00pm Care of Magical Creatures
    • 2:00pm Ground Quidditch Practice
    • 3:00pm Dismissal
  • Sample Menu

    Due to current COVID restrictions, we ask that all in-person campers provide their own lunch and snacks.

    TJ is a nut-aware campus.
  • St. Louis Area Field Trips

    • City Gardens
    • St. Louis Arch Grounds and Downtown
    • The Magic House
    • The St. Louis Zoo
    • Wild Bird Sanctuary
  • Athletics and Outdoor Programming

    • Ground Quidditch
    • High Ropes Course
    • Capture the Cloak
    • Hiking
    • Tennis
    • Tri-Wizard Tournament Relays
  • Tuition

    Tuition rates listed below are per session for the hours of 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Before and after care available for an additional fee. 

    In-person
    : $350

    Virtual: $300

    Limited Scholarships Available
  • Registration

  • Testimonials

    TJ’s  Summer Scholars camps were PERFECT for our rising 7th grader.  Not only did they magically make doing math over summer break FUN (how is that even possible?), but she also learned amazing tips about how memory works and some super savvy study skills that will benefit her for years to come.   Above all, she forged some wonderful new friendships and came home with a big smile every day!  
    -Parent of 2019 camper
  • Questions?

    Email summerscholars@tjs.org for more information.

SAT® and ACT® Prep

TJ students consistently score in the top 2% nationwide in standardized examinations. Did you know that TJ boasts an average SAT® score of 1460 and an average ACT® score of 31?

Join Summer Scholars for SAT® and ACT® prep. This camp is for rising 9th through 11th graders.

SSAT Test Prep and Games

June 14-18, 2021
Join Summer Scholars for SSAT Test Prep with personalized strategy instruction and fun camp games! This camp is open to rising 5th - 8th grade grade students.

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  • Description

    This one-week, full-day (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) camp will provide an overview of the sections of the SSAT for rising 5th-8th grade students. Mornings will be spent on creative writing. Each afternoon will be devoted to a section of the test: analogies, synonyms, quantitative, and reading comprehension. Test prep will be alternated with fun indoor and outdoor games, such as live Clue, capture the flag, board games, and slip n’ slide. The camp will culminate in an optional practice test. A detailed report of practice test results will be sent out to both families including both estimated percentiles and recommendations for further study.
  • Afternoon Games

    • Live Clue
    • Capture the flag
    • Board game day
    • Escape Room
    • Slip in Slide/Water fun
  • Sample Menu

    Due to current COVID restrictions, we ask that all in-person campers provide their own lunch and snacks.

    TJ is a nut-aware campus.
  • Tuition

    SSAT Prep: $250; 9:00 a.m. - noon
    Games: $100; noon - 3:00 p.m.

    Virtual option available: SSAT Prep; $250.

    Before and after care available for an additional fee.

    Limited Scholarships Available.
  • Registration

  • Testimonials

    “I don't know any other teachers who have taught me so much in so little time.”
    -2019 Camper
     
    “We have enjoyed (and been intrigued) hearing our daughter summarize her learnings. We also find it a smart way to introduce students to good study habits at TJ. Thank you for leading the course.”
    -Parent of 2019 camper
     
    “My daughter loved camp last week. She came home happy and energized every day. It's hard to put into words what made camp so good, it's the overall classroom dynamic, this delicate intellectual dance between two sides who feel equal and in control of the direction of learning. It takes a very big person to allow kids to feel that they are an intellectual equal and they, too, are important contributors to the discussion. All the same stuff that makes TJ the place it is, but for littler people. Thank you for your time, effort and energy to make camp so ridiculously fun that kids look forward to studying during the summer. Bravo!”
    -Parent of 2019 camper

    TJ’s Summer Scholars camps were PERFECT for our rising 7th grader. Not only did they magically make doing math over summer break FUN (how is that even possible?), but she also learned amazing tips about how memory works and some super savvy study skills that will benefit her for years to come. Above all, she forged some wonderful new friendships and came home with a big smile every day!
    -Parent of 2019 camper
  • Questions?

    Email summerscholars@tjs.org for more information.

Thomas Jefferson School

4100 S. Lindbergh Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO 63127
P. (314) 843-4151
F. (314) 843-3527