At TJ you are more than a resident, you are a part of our family.
Learning to live alongside your peers is an essential and invaluable life skill, especially in preparing for college. We provide boarding students with all of the creature comforts of home.
Our expert faculty and our boarding-life staff consists of Resident Assistants (RAs)—many of whom either have or are pursuing degrees in social work or counseling—a school nurse, a school counselor, and members of our student-led Boarding Council.
TJ is committed to creating a safe and inclusive boarding community that is welcoming to all students. We are proud to be a community where students are able to openly express their identities and be recognized. We offer a variety of housing options to ensure that each dorm is supportive of students of all gender identities. Most living spaces are designated as male or female spaces. We also offer, with parent permission, a gender-inclusive housing option, which is designed for students of all gender expressions. Students in all dorms usually have 1 full-time roommate.
Example Weekend Activities
Board game marathons
Family-style meals (prepared by students)
Video game tournaments
Trips to St. Louis area attractions
Boarding Life by the Numbers
31% of students live on campus
350 sq. ft. for each dorm, which includes its own private bathroom
6 RAs and 1 Residential Director live on campus
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of green space in a park-like setting.
5 Outdoor Tennis Courts
Gymnasium building designed by famed architect, William Bernoudy.
Fitness, Dance, and Yoga Studio
Two art studios, pottery wheel, and kiln.
7 freestanding, cottage-style dormitories, each with a Resident Assistant apartment. Each dorm room has a private key-pad entry and full bathrooms. Two boarding students per dorm room.
Single-sex and gender inclusive housing offered.
Outdoor Soccer Field
Colonnade and Native Species Garden
Student Health Center
SmartBoard Integrated Classrooms
2 fully equipped science laboratories
Start Your TJ Journey
The best way to get to know TJ is by spending time on campus, meeting our students and experiencing our classes. See our community for yourself at one of our open houses, shadow days, or let us create the perfect visit just for you.