Student Life

Residential Life

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
  • Museum visits
  • Family-style meals (prepared by students)
  • Video game tournaments
  • Hiking
  • Trips to St. Louis area attractions

Boarding Life by the Numbers

  • 36% 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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  • 20 Acres

    of green space in a park-like setting.
  • 5 Outdoor Tennis Courts

  • Gymnasium

    Gymnasium building designed by famed architect, William Bernoudy.
  • Fitness, Dance, and Yoga Studio

  • Art Center

    Two art studios, pottery wheel, and kiln.
  • Spacious dormitories

    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

  • Science Laboratories

    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.

Thomas Jefferson School

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