Admissions

International Student Admissions Process

Application Process

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  • Application Process for International Junior Boarding Applicants (Grades 7-8)

    Getting to Know TJ in a Virtual Environment

    We recognize that the best way to get to know TJ is to spend time on campus and in our classrooms. Until we are able to welcome back guests, we invite you to engage with the school virtually. Below we have linked a number of recent videos that are emblematic of the TJ experience. We will also post upcoming virtual admissions events to this page. To begin, we ask that you please complete an inquiry form to be added to our school e-newsletter. This newsletter will contain the most up-to-date admissions dates, deadlines and events, as well as campus news.

    Recommended Videos for Prospective Families

    Campus Tour
    Campus Welcome
    Fostering Independence in High-Ability Teens and Tweens: A Webinar with Thomas Jefferson School Presented by St. Louis Magazine
    Opening Week 2020-21
    All-School Trip 2019-20

    Upcoming Admissions Events

    Q & A with TJ Students
    An opportunity to connect with current students about all things TJ. This informal, thirty minute, meet-and-greet will take place via Zoom. Prospective students and parents welcome. 
    • Fri., October 16th, 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CT
    • Fri., November 13th, 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CT
    • Fri., December 11th, 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CT
    • Fri., January 15th, 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CT
    • Fri., February 12th, 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CT
    To register, please click here.

    Admissions Information Session
    Join Erin Walsh, Director of Enrollment, for a 30 minute information session on what makes Thomas Jefferson School distinctive.
    • Wed., October 14, 9:00 a.m. CT
    • Fri., October 23, noon CT
    • Wed., October 28, 9:00 a.m. CT
    • Fri., November 6, noon CT
    • Wed., November 11, 9:00 a.m. CT
    • Fri., November 20, noon CT
    • Wed., November 25, 9:00 a.m. CT
    • Fri., December 4, noon
    • Wed., December 9, 9:00 a.m.
    • Fri., December 18, noon
    • Wed., January 6, 9:00 a.m.
    To register, please click here.

    Apply to TJ 

    • Create your SSAT account profile here
    • Student Essays
    • Parent Statement
    • Submit application fee
    Schedule your Student's Zoom Interview and Parent Meeting
    • Interviews and Parent Meetings will be scheduled after the application has been submitted.
      • We strongly recommend that both parent(s) and student attend a virtual information session prior to submitting their application.
    Complete application
      • SSAT Exam (TJ's SSAT code is 7660)
      • TOEFL Exam (TJ's TOEFL code is 7422)
      • Principal/Guidance Counselor Recommendation Form
      • Math Recommendation Form
      • English Recommendation Form
      • Submit School Transcripts
    Thomas Jefferson School Admissions Dates and Deadlines
    • International Boarding Student Application (Grades 9-12)
      • Standard Admissions deadline is January 12, 2021
        • Notification on March 12, 2021
        • Enrollment Agreement due April 2, 2021
    Rolling Admissions will begin on March 12, 2021 for all grades and programs on a space-available basis
  • Application Process for International Boarding Applicants (Grades 9-12)

    Getting to Know TJ in a Virtual Environment

    We recognize that the best way to get to know TJ is to spend time on campus and in our classrooms. Until we are able to welcome back guests, we invite you to engage with the school virtually. Below we have linked a number of recent videos that are emblematic of the TJ experience. We will also post upcoming virtual admissions events to this page. To begin, we ask that you please complete an inquiry form to be added to our school e-newsletter. This newsletter will contain the most up-to-date admissions dates, deadlines and events, as well as campus news.

    Recommended Videos for Prospective Families

    Campus Tour
    Campus Welcome
    Fostering Independence in High-Ability Teens and Tweens: A Webinar with Thomas Jefferson School Presented by St. Louis Magazine
    Opening Week 2020-21
    All-School Trip 2019-20

    Upcoming Admissions Events

    Q & A with TJ Students
    An opportunity to connect with current students about all things TJ. This informal, thirty minute, meet-and-greet will take place via Zoom. Prospective students and parents welcome. 
    • Fri., October 16th, 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CT
    • Fri., November 13th, 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CT
    • Fri., December 11th, 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CT
    • Fri., January 15th, 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CT
    • Fri., February 12th, 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CT
    To register, please click here.

    Admissions Information Session
    Join Erin Walsh, Director of Enrollment, for a 30 minute information session on what makes Thomas Jefferson School distinctive.
    • Wed., October 14, 9:00 a.m. CT
    • Fri., October 23, noon CT
    • Wed., October 28, 9:00 a.m. CT
    • Fri., November 6, noon CT
    • Wed., November 11, 9:00 a.m. CT
    • Fri., November 20, noon CT
    • Wed., November 25, 9:00 a.m. CT
    • Fri., December 4, noon
    • Wed., December 9, 9:00 a.m.
    • Fri., December 18, noon
    • Wed., January 6, 9:00 a.m.
    To register, please click here.

    Apply to TJ

    • Create your SSAT account profile here
    • Student Essays
    • Parent Statement
    • Submit application fee
    Schedule your Student's Zoom Interview and Parent Meeting
    • Interviews and Parent Meetings will be scheduled after the application has been submitted.
      • We strongly recommend that both parent(s) and student attend a virtual information session prior to submitting their application.
    Complete application
      • SSAT Exam (TJ's SSAT code is 7660)
      • TOEFL Exam (TJ's TOEFL code is 7422)
      • Principal/Guidance Counselor Recommendation Form
      • Math Recommendation Form
      • English Recommendation Form
      • Submit School Transcripts
    Thomas Jefferson School Admissions Dates and Deadlines
    • International Boarding Student Application (Grades 9-12)
      • Standard Admissions deadline is January 12, 2021
        • Notification on March 12, 2021
        • Enrollment Agreement due April 2, 2021
    Rolling Admissions will begin on March 12, 2021 for all grades and programs on a space-available basis
  • Statement of Financial Responsibility

    International students who are not U.S. citizens must send a statement accepting financial responsibility for all of the student’s tuition, personal expenses, and travel/vacation costs. The family should also attach an official document from the family’s bank or financial institution indicating that the funds are available. The tuition and fees listed above to not include travel expenses, spending money, dorm decorations or supplies, Advanced Placement examination fees, SAT examination fees, college application fees, and a philanthropic monetary gift to TJ's Annual Fund.
  • I-20 Process

    Students are issued an I-20 after they have been admitted (successful completion of the admissions application, and in receipt of an offer of admission), and have enrolled (signed the enrollment contract, and submitted the tuition deposit). After a student has enrolled, the DSO will issue and I-20 form. 

    Once you receive the I-20 form from TJ, it is then your responsibility to pay the I-90 Sevis fee and apply for a F-1 student visa. To learn about the interview process and what documents you need to obtain your F-1 visa, please contact your local U.S. Consulate. A list of U.S. Consulates can be found here.

    U.S. Government Resources

Apply

Apply to TJ with SSAT’s Standard Application Online (SAO). For international applicants, TJ's application fee is $150. SSAT accepts both Visa and Mastercard.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

There shall be no discrimination by the School in the selection of its governing Board, in the employment of personnel, in the admission of students, or in the administration of the School’s programming because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital, veteran, or handicapped status in violation of existing state or federal law or regulations.

Thomas Jefferson School

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Saint Louis, MO 63127
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