Part of what fosters the development of a well-rounded student is giving them access and encouragement to maintain a healthy lifestyle through excise. Every student at TJ is required to participate in a physical activity during the prescribed daily time for athletics whether that be a team sport like basketball, soccer, or volleyball, or a non-competitive activity like tennis, yoga or fitness offering ranging weekly from hiking to weightlifting.
Our soccer field and five (5) tennis courts see lots of action during the fall and spring seasons.
TJ’s gym was built in 1952 on the plans of famed local architect William Bernoudy (a student of Frank Lloyd Wright) and is known in engineering and design circles for its spectacular lamella roof system. The building has been renovated and expanded in recent years. This includes the maple basketball floor that carries our motto, the Greek word for “human excellence.” This is the rallying cry for all of TJ’s teams. Each year our gym is the host venue for tournaments and other athletic events.
Adjoining the gym is an annex containing team rooms and a light-filled workout room with weight machines and other training and fitness equipment. The room also serves as a dance and yoga studio.