Kendal McCarter has been named as TJ's Lead Learner for the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS). ISACS is TJ's accrediting organization, in addition to offering professional development and networking opportunities for those who work in independent schools.
We are thrilled to announce that TJ has been recognized as a 2023 Best School by Niche! We ranked #28 Best Boarding School out of 418 schools in the nation and #2 in Best Private High Schools in Missouri.
Congrats to Ky Arand '23 for earning the National Hispanic Recognition Award through the College Board's National Recognition Program. Colleges and scholarship programs use these honors to identify talented underrepresented students and to connect them with colleges and universities across the country.
Greek and English teacher, Mr. Boaz Roth, was recognized by his alma mater this summer for outstanding achievement in the field of education. Mr. Roth is one of four recipients of the Award of Merit for 2022.
Our virtual merchandise store is now open with brand new selections for this year! Orders can be shipped to your home or to school. If you ship your order to school, it will be available for pick-up the week of October 3rd. The last day to order is September 18th. Happy shopping!
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Summer O.R. will begin in June, and all TJ students will be reading and writing right up to the start of the upcoming school year. Below you’ll find the list of summer O.R. books with their ISBN numbers to help you order them from wherever you purchase books.
Sara Halili '18 graduates from Smith College this month, and she will head to the University of Connecticut in the fall with a full scholarship toward a combined M.D./Ph.D. program. This recent article featured on Smith College's website highlights the impact she made in and out of the research lab while at Smith. Read the full article.
Paul will perform in the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra's final concert of the 2021/2022 season on Sunday, May 29! The performance features a a piece written by Leonard Slatkin, SLSO Conductor Emeritus and founder of the YO. Bachanalia was composed as a dedication to the musicians of the YO, past, present, and future. Slatkin himself will conduct the piece, and following that, Stephanie Childress will lead the orchestra in William Grant Still’s "The Sunday Symphony," and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s epic Fourth Symphony.
Congratulations to Ciaran Santiago '22 for being named this year's Post-Dispatch Scholar Athlete! Each year the St. Louis Post-Dispatch honors the area’s top senior athletes in a special section in the newspaper and at STLhighschoolsports.com.
May 11, 2022 - Today, National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC®) released this year’s National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners, and we are thrilled to announce that TJ student, Landy Zhou '22, has been named a recipient of this prestigious award. The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of some 15,000 outstanding Finalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program
After AP exams have ended, the courses associated with them generally switch to a focus on independent work, which doesn't require daily class meetings. In recent years, TJ has chosen to utilize this time as an opportunity for students and staff alike to explore new interests and engage with subject areas not traditionally part of the TJ curriculum. In this spirit, the Post-AP Seminar program was born.
The 2022 Spring Art Showcase will be held in-person on Friday, May 13, from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. in Merrill Main. Exhibits will include samples from all visual arts courses and live music provided by the music ensemble class. All are invited to attend!
The previous student council officers passed the "torch" over to our newly elected officials today! Congratulations to our new officers, and thank you to our previous officers for their dedication and service.
The spring All School Play, a production of Agatha Christie's A Murder is Announced, will take place this Friday and Saturday in the gym. Each performance will begin at 3:00 p.m. with an expected run time of 2.5 hours. The events are mask recommended, and everyone is encouraged to attend. Please use the RSVP links below to indicate which performance you plan to attend.
TJ's annual showcase of our community's talents will take place this Saturday, April 23, in the gym. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and performances will begin at 7:00 p.m. The event is mask recommended, and refreshments will be provided. Everyone is encouraged to attend, and for those who are not local, all performances will be live streamed here. (This link is also included in the event on the calendar in MyTJS).
All advisories are invited to participate in a children's book drive to support the Lending Library at the Hematite Head Start. This program "promotes the school readiness of children from birth to age five from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development. Head Start programs provide a learning environment that supports children's growth in many areas such as language, literacy, and social and emotional development."
We are seeking books for ages preschool - 12 years. Books may be used or new, and you can give them to your advisor to collect. The advisory that collects the most books by next Friday, April 29, will receive a special prize from Mr. Mayes!
We’re delighted to share the news that TJ's 2021 yearbook has earned a designation of Honorable Mention in Balfour’s 36th edition of The Yearbook Yearbook for the fourth year in a row! Congratulations to last year's yearbook team!
Kathy is currently working as a midwest correspondent for Politico. She has spent the past two years working on her book called The Helpers: Profiles From The Front Lines of the Pandemic, which focuses on eight individuals who took great risks to help their communities.
Alumnus Brendan Dolan-Gavitt '02 was honored by the National Science Foundation last month with their CAREER Award for his research in efficient software vulnerability testing. This is the NSF's most prestigious for junior academics. Read the full story here.
We are happy to announce that a group of eight TJ students will be participating in World Wide Technology's STEM Student Forum throughout March. Students will be paired with a mentor from WWT who will help them develop a solution to a technology-related problem we face at TJ.
We are pleased to announce that Xine Straka '22 has been named a Cooke College Scholar! Xine is one of 49 high school seniors across the country to receive this prestigious award. Sponsored by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the students named this year entered the program during their 8th grade year. "Through the Cooke College Scholarship Program, the Foundation provides Scholars with up to $55,000 per year for up to four years to complete a bachelor’s degree. Cooke Scholars also have access to academic advising, internships, study abroad, and a thriving community of motivated peers. They will be eligible to apply for the Cooke Graduate Scholarship after completing their bachelor’s degree and could receive up to $150,000 in graduate school funding." Learn more about the program and the 2022 award recipients.
As part of our celebration of Black History Month, each TJ advisory has created posters and social media posts highlighting the lives and accomplishments of Black individuals and communities. While these posts will be featured throughout the month of February, we hope that all members of our community will join us in lifting up Black voices not just this month, but always.
Train to become a hero from Mount Olympus. Study Hogwarts-themed coursework. Master the SSAT through personalized strategy instruction. TJ's Summer Scholars program has something for everyone. Camps are available for rising fourth through eighth grade students.
In response to the increasing economic burdens placed upon families due to COVID, Thomas Jefferson School (TJ) has decided to freeze the total cost of attendance for the 2022-2023 academic year. Throughout the school's 76-year history, this is the first time in decades that the board has made this decision.