Student Life

Athletics

The Roman poet Juvenal exhorted his audience: “orandum est ut sit mens sana in corpore sano” or “you should pray for a healthy mind in a healthy body.” Taking that encouragement to heart, TJ requires students  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.

Athletics at a Glance

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.

Teams & Schedules

Outdoor Facilities

Our soccer field and five (5) tennis courts see lots of action during the fall and spring seasons.

Gymnasium

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, ἀρετή, 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.

Training Facility

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.

Thomas Jefferson School

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