TJ’s 30th Anniversary Celebration


We enjoyed a special 30th Anniversary edition of the Steven McCollum Distinguished Speakers Series on Feb. 17. David Epstein, author of New York Times #1 best seller Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, and of the New York Times best seller The Sports Gene, will discuss Range, and how it relates to the many benefits of a liberal arts education.


Kickoff Weekend
was October 7 & 8, 2022

We’re celebrating 30 years of success at Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School.

We have exciting activities scheduled all year, and these will be great opportunities to reconnect with old friends and former teachers. We will post updates regularly on this page.

Friday, October 7
Alumni and Alumni Parent Gathering
We had more than 90 alumni, alumni parents, and friends join us for this celebration.

Saturday, October 8
Family Pancake Breakfast
More than 350 members of the TJ community joined us for pancakes by Chris Cakes. After breakfast, the children enjoyed playing in the inflatables in the Fieldhouse.

Saturday, October 8
30th Anniversary Gala Concert
More than 450 members of the TJ community filled the Concert Hall and enjoyed fantastic music by our student musicians, solos by some talented alumni musicians, and a celebration of TJ’s first 30 years. The ceremony included remarks by the chair of TJ’s Board of Trustees, founders, and the founding head of school.  The TJ Community also honored founder and longtime board chair Debra Humphreys for her dedication, wisdom, and guidance during the school’s founding and for the first 30 years.Watch videos from the Gala Celebration on TJ’s OnDemand Video Archive site:



Watch this 30th Anniversary Presentation: