TJ rises to #28 in 2022 Niche K-12 School Rankings

Thomas Jefferson School (TJ) is thrilled to announce that we have been recognized as a 2022 Best School by Niche! This year, we ranked #28 Best Boarding School out of 408 schools in the nation—a significant rise from our previous ranking of #33 in 2021.

More significant rankings for TJ include:
  • Top 100 for all private high schools in the U.S.
  • Top 1% diverse private high school in the U.S.
  • Top 1.7% for all college prep schools in the U.S.
  • Top 2% for STEM of all high schools in the U.S.
  • Continues to be #1 diverse private high school in Missouri
Traditional rankings rely almost exclusively on metrics like test scores and academic performance, but Niche’s rankings provide a more personal view of a school. They combine user input—ratings from current students, alumni, and parents—with quantitative data from sources like the U.S. Department of Education to evaluate teachers, resources and facilities, extracurricular activity opportunities, and more. “While we have always known that TJ offers high-ability students the best 360-degree college-preparatory experience, in which they develop a responsibility for their own learning,” said Head of School, Dr. Matt Troutman, “we’re so proud of our students and staff for earning this national distinction.”

You can view TJ’s profile and see the full list of 2022 rankings, methodologies, and data sources at We are grateful to our community for working hard every day to make Thomas Jefferson School worthy of national attention.

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Thomas Jefferson School

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