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Better Education. Better Teachers. Better Environment. Better Futures.  TJ’s world-class education is now more accessible than ever.  For the 2022-2023 school year, TJ has reset full-price tuition to $11,000, while continuing to provide tuition assistance to qualifying families. 


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A Path to Excellence

Challenging curriculum. Expert faculty. Individualized attention. Safe environment. That’s Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School. As an independent school, TJ is funded exclusively by tuition and by gifts from people who believe in our mission. Since TJ does not accept any local, state, or federal tax dollars, we are free to focus on preparing children for college and beyond with our time-honored liberal arts program.

TJ is a welcoming, nurturing, diverse, and inclusive community. We have highly-educated and skilled faculty who mentor and guide students, challenge them in the classroom, and support their development. Students gain the confidence to live up to their full potential, and to achieve their hopes and dreams.

Part of what makes a TJ education unique is the focus on developing character in young people. TJ is mission-driven, and our students sign an Honor Code at the beginning of every school year, pledging to conduct themselves with integrity, compassion, respect, and honesty.

TJ is a school for everyone who wants the best education for their children, and we offer scholarships and financial assistance so that the cost of tuition is never a barrier.

It is never too early to begin preparing your child for success. To learn more about our program and school community, schedule a visit or join us for one of our upcoming enrichment events.


TJ Upper School students take an average of 8 AP courses


TJ Graduates admitted to 4-year colleges or universities

$5.5 million +

Average merit-based scholarships offered to each of the most recent five graduating classes

Enrollment, Tuition, and Financial Aid

Questions about enrollment, tuition, financial aid, important dates, and other admissions topics?

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Enrollment, Tuition, and Financial Aid


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