Preparing Your Child for Academic Excellence
Thomas Jefferson’s classical liberal arts, Western civilization-focused Upper School program prepares your child for success in college and beyond.
TJ’s comprehensive, time-tested Upper School curriculum, which includes 18 Advanced Placement courses, builds on the core subjects of English, math, science, history, and world languages, including Spanish, Latin, and Chinese. See the Curriculum Guide for more information.
Physical education, extracurricular activities, and electives, such as vocal and instrumental music ensembles, Robotics, Speech and Debate, and Publications, help students develop into well-rounded people. Through student government and participation in service organizations and projects, they also gain tools to make a difference in the community and in the world.
Our Upper School faculty are focused on and invested in every student’s success, providing individualized attention and mentorship. These exceptional educators embrace TJ’s Honor Code and mission, helping students assume responsibility for their actions, welcome criticism, test new capacities, practice self-disciple, and find joy in learning.
TJ’s comprehensive Upper School program sets children on a path to realize their full potential — at TJ, in college, and in life. Our time-honored approach works: 100% of TJ graduates are accepted into four-year colleges and universities. The average ACT Composite score for the last three graduating classes is 28.7, and many of our students also receive significant merit-based scholarship offers upon graduation.