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Thomas Jefferson School

Address: 4100 South Lindbergh Blvd.

Description Thomas Jefferson School

  • Year of foundation: 1946
  • Location: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
  • Age of students: 13-18 years
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of training: mixed
  • Number of students at the hostel: 50-60 people
  • Programs: high school, high school (7-12 grades (US High School Diploma)), Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Accommodation: day school (without accommodation), residence.

Thomas Jefferson School is a prestigious school for international children from 7th to 12th grades. The school accepts both US citizens and foreign students into its ranks. At school, it is possible to study both in the daily format and on a full-time stay. To date, the school educate children from five US states and seven foreign states.

Teachers of the school have exceptionally high qualification, more than 90% of them have academic degrees. Each student has an individual approach to identify potential and more fruitful work. Teachers and school staff take care not only of mastering the curriculum, but also of the physical and moral health of their students.

A distinctive feature of the school is a large number of educational programs for the Advanced Placement (AP). Students have the opportunity to choose for in-depth study of the exact or humanities. The professionalism of training under the programs is confirmed by long-term indicators of successful admission of school graduates to colleges and universities of the USA.

The school occupies 20 acres of grounds in the picturesque Sunset Hills area of ​​St. Louis. During the entire period of study at the disposal of students are all the amenities of both schools and cities.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Thomas Jefferson School

Program name
from 25 475 $ / semester

Quick overview: The educational program is designed in accordance with US educational standards. Students learn mandatory disciplines and are actively preparing for admission to high school. During this period, teachers help students identify their weak and strong sides and determine which subjects and directions are more interesting for them, and in which areas they would like to improve.

List of subjects to study:

  • English language
  • English literature
  • Mathematics:
    • Algebra 1 level;
    • Algebra 2 level;
    • Geometry and Statistics;
    • Higher algebra and statistics.
  • Science:
    • Earth and the world around us;
    • Introduction to Chemistry;
    • Introduction to Biology;
    • Introduction to Physics.
  • Social sciences:
    • US Government and Juvenile Justice;
    • World economics;
    • World history;
    • History of the USA.
  • Classic languages:
    • Latin language;
    • Greek language.
  • Modern foreign languages:
    • French (level 1 and level 2);
    • Italian language (level 1 and level 2).


from 25 475 $ / semester

Brief information: In high school, international students choose the subjects that interest them most, and which will be useful to them for admission to colleges and universities. In the 11-12 grades of the school there is an Advanced Placement (AR) program. The school has a wide range of subjects for in-depth study. Successful development of the in-depth program helps students enter the chosen educational institution.

List of subjects to study:

  • English Language and Language Structure;
  • English Literature;
  • Calculations (trigonometry, algebra, geometry);
  • Statistics;
  • Chemistry;
  • Physics;
  • Biology;
  • History of the USA;
  • Comparative political science;
  • Macro and micro economics;
  • Italian language;
  • French language.

Accommodation, housing and food

Students are located on the campus of the school in comfortable and equipped cottages:

  • 2-bed room for 6 people;
  • Bed, table, chairs;
  • Wardrobes for clothes and personal belongings;
  • Shared Bathroom;
  • Large balconies;
  • Appliances;
  • TV;
  • High speed internet;
  • Laundry;
  • Rest Rooms;
  • Leisure rooms (common).

The school cooperates with one of the best nutrition companies "Pedestal Foods". School children eat dishes made from exceptionally high-quality and fresh products. The menu is very diverse - the students have the opportunity to choose what they like most (there is also a vegetarian menu). 3 meals a day - breakfast, lunch and dinner. Teachers and school personnel eat together with students.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : Ancient Greek, athletics, biology, chemistry, economics, English, Environmental science, French, geography, Italian language, juvenile justice, Latin language, Macroeconomics, maths, Microeconomics, Natural Sciences, Performing arts, physics, social sciencies, US policy and government, Visual arts, World history,  History of america

Events Thomas Jefferson School

Great attention is paid to sports education of students. During the educational process, students vary in different kinds of sports, are engaged individually and in teams. The school is one of the 12 members of the Metro Athletic Conference (MAC) community, which includes other smaller schools. Between members of the society competitions are regularly held for the best teams and the title of the best athlete. All sports are available for both girls and boys.

List of sports to study:

  • Football;
  • Basketball;
  • Volleyball;
  • Tennis;
  • Yoga;
  • Fitness;
  • Run;
  • Weightlifting and many others.

It is possible for students to train outside the school some other sports. The staff of the school provides all the necessary assistance for the installation of these students in sports clubs and professional communities in St. Louis.

For classes outside the school are available such sports as:

  • Gymnastics;
  • Swimming;
  • Baseball;
  • Fencing;
  • Karate;
  • Dancing.

Students actively engaged in various types of art. Art classes take 60 minutes every Wednesday and Friday. Students of grades 9-12 choose the directions that are of greatest interest to them. The following arts are available at the school:

  • Acting skills;
  • Musical Theatre;
  • Playing musical instruments;
  • Painting;
  • Ceramics;
  • Engraving;
  • Graphic design;
  • Design;
  • Animation;
  • Dancing;
  • Vocals.

Also, students are engaged in various scientific and technical hobbies, such as robotics.

During the course of schooling, students conduct active non-class activities and attend various activities, such as:

  • Theater;
  • Cinema;
  • Musical concerts, performances;
  • Galleries, museums;
  • Art studios;
  • Excursions around St. Louis and Missouri;
  • Sport competitions.


  • Professional teaching staff;
  • A small school with a cozy home atmosphere;
  • Training in small classes of 10-12 people each;
  • Carefully designed training programs;
  • A large selection of subjects in Advanced Placement (AP);
  • Comprehensive development of students;
  • Picturesque accommodation area;
  • Equipped with the best standards.

Equipment Thomas Jefferson School

The school is located in the picturesque area of ​​Sunset Hills.The school infrastructure is well equipped:

  • Educational and administrative buildings;
  • Scientific and technical audiences;
  • Artistic audiences;
  • Rooms for rest;
  • Conference halls;
  • Sports Complex;
  • Athletic facilities;
  • Library;
  • Computer classes;
  • Canteen;
  • Student cottages;
  • Medical offices.

Audiences for school are equipped with comfortable workplaces with very comfortable seats. All classes are bright and spacious, they are equipped with air conditioning and air purification systems. All sports facilities are equipped with the necessary equipment.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year is divided into semesters:

  • The first semester - from August 24 to December 14 (vacations from November 22 to 26);
  • The second semester - from January 9 to June 3 (vacation from March 13 to April 3).

List of services to pay additionally to tuition fee:

  • Mandatory payments (teaching aids, sports and extra-curricular activities);
  • Payment from new students;
  • Registration fee;
  • Consular fee of the Embassy;
  • Visa fee;
  • Compulsory medical insurance;
  • Custody and registration at the agency.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

1.For US residents (day stay and full week):

  • Familiarization visit to the campus of the school with the participation of the applicant and his parents / representatives;
  • Application form;
  • Recommendations from the previous place of study (3 recommendations - from the teacher of mathematics, the English language and the principal);
  • Report card from the previous place of study;
  • Parent Questionnaire;
  • Half day stay in the school of the applicant with attendance at all sessions;
  • Personal meeting of the school administration with the parents of the applicant;
  • Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT).

2.For foreign students:

  • Application form;
  • Recommendations from the previous place of study (3 recommendations - from the teacher of mathematics, the English language and the principal);
  • Report card from the previous place of study;
  • Parent Questionnaire;
  • Test for admission to secondary school (for all years of study);
  • TOEFL test (for grades 9-12);
  • Interview (in person or by Skype);
  • Confirmation of financial security (an extract from the bank account or other document confirming the solvency of parents / representatives of the applicant).

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- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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