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Student Outcomes

100% of TJ graduates are accepted into 4-year colleges and universities.

Making Extraordinary Futures Possible

Thomas Jefferson’s mission-driven, classical liberal arts education helps students build a strong academic foundation that prepares them to thrive at their preferred college or university. Our individualized college counseling process guides the way.

One hundred percent of our graduates are accepted into four-year colleges and universities, including some of the most highly-selective institutions in the world. They also receive substantial merit-based scholarship offers. The last five graduating classes, for example, each earned more than $4.25 million, on average, in merit-based scholarship offers. That is an average of more than $200,000 in merit-based scholarship offers per student.

The past five graduating classes have scored an average ACT composite score of 28.4.

Success in Graduate & Professional Schools

After earning undergraduate degrees from a wide variety of colleges and universities, TJ graduates have earned masters, doctoral, and professional degrees in fine arts, medicine, law, engineering, business, education, biosciences, dentistry, public health, nursing, and political science, and many more fields, and have also become active and engaged members of their communities.

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College Admissions

TJ alumni have matriculated to prestigious institutions, including:

  • Claremont McKenna College
  • Columbia University
  • Grinnell College
  • Bowdoin College
  • Harvard University
  • Princeton University
  • Rice University
  • Saint Louis University Medical Scholar Program
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Stanford University
  • Texas Christian University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Notre Dame
  • United States Service Academies
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Yale University

See exactly where TJ graduates from the past few years were admitted, and what schools they attended:

Class of 2022

Class of 2021

Class of 2020

Accreditation and Membership

Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) and holds membership in the following:

  • National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
  • Duke University's Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP)
  • Educational Records Bureau (ERB)
  • National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
  • Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA—state activities association)
  • National Honor Society
  • Ozark 7 Conference


TJ graduates admitted to colleges and universities

$4.25 million

Average merit-based scholarship offers for each of the past five graduating classes


Average ACT composite score for each of the past five graduating classes



Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School delivers a rigorous liberal arts college preparatory curriculum in a supportive and nurturing environment.