banner image


The inclusive Volleyball program is open to all girls in grades 6 through 12, regardless of ability or experience.

Attend a Meet

Learning Skills for On and Off the Court

From making quick and strategic decisions to owning and accepting mistakes, Middle and Upper School Volleyball players at Thomas Jefferson learn lessons they can apply on and off the court.

By playing Volleyball, students learn how to work hard, be part of a team, communicate, and persevere. They also learn what it takes to demonstrate good sportsmanship, including winning and losing with grace.

Athletes do not need previous experience to play Volleyball at TJ. Our inclusive program allows all students to test new capacities and discover new talents without fear of being cut from the team.

Experienced and gifted volleyball players also have opportunities to thrive in our highly competitive program. Over the years, TJ has won conference and district championships and has placed at the state tournament. Our program also has produced two All-State athletes.

embedded content image
embedded content image


Upper School Coach: Emily Burdick assisted by Lindsey Showalter

Middle School Coach: Olivia Baker

MSHSAA & Ozark 7 Conference

Thomas Jefferson is a member of the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) at the Upper School level and a MSHSAA Affiliate school at the Middle School level. At the Middle and Upper School levels, TJ is a member of the Ozark 7 Conference, which includes College Heights, Exeter, Golden City, McAuley, Thomas Jefferson, Verona, and Wheaton.

Enroll your child in the Future Lady Cavs Volleyball Camp, led by Thomas Jefferson Head Girls Volleyball Coach Emily Burdick and the Upper School Volleyball Team in the TJIDS Field House this summer. The fee is $20 per player, due on the first day of camp, and includes a camp T-shirt.

Children in Kindergarten through 8th grade will be able to learn and develop their volleyball skills, including setting, passing, hitting, agilities, defense, and more. 

Future Lady Cavs Volleyball Camp
K-5th grade | July 24-26 | 9-10:30 a.m.
6th-8th grade |July 25-27| 10:30 a.m.-Noon


For more information on the Future Lady Cavs Volleyball Camp, contact TJIDS Athletic Director Chris Myers at [email protected] or Coach Emily Burdick at [email protected].


Conference Championships


District Championships


3rd-place State Championship finishes


“Outside of academics, Thomas Jefferson was my second family. Everyone supported me through thick and thin and I am unbelievably grateful that I was able to attend TJ.”

Halley, TJ Class of 2009