Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School

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  • Through a dedication to academic excellence, Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School stands accountable for educating students to make the most of their abilities.
  • The school educates students to acquire and refine essential academic knowledge and skills; cultivate an appreciation of the arts; develop lifelong fitness skills; assume responsibility for their behavior; seek out challenge, welcome criticism, test new capacities; practice self-discipline; and find joy in learning.
  • The school brings students together with teachers who exemplify intellectual curiosity, a dedication to truth, and the advantages of living the examined life.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1993
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students343 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 17%
Students by Grade Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses18 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average ACT score28
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$13,825
Tuition NotesTuition ranges from $7,840-$15,125 depending on grade and program attending.
% on Financial Aid
40%
Acceptance Rate
28%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorClaire Berger

Sports

Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
GolfSoccer,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Academic Team, Book Club, Chess Club, National Honor Society, Quiz Bowl, Robotics, science club, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir, Instrumental Ensemble, Orchestra, Vocal Ensemble

School Notes

  • Through a dedication to academic excellence, Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School stands accountable for educating students to make the most of their abilities. The school educates students to acquire and refine essential academic knowledge and skills; cultivate an appreciation of the arts; develop lifelong fitness skills; assume responsibility for their behavior; seek out challenge, welcome criticism, test new capacities; practice self-discipline; and find joy in learning. The school brings students together with teachers who exemplify intellectual curiosity, a dedication to truth, and the advantages of living the examined life.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Joplin
    Grades: PK-12 | 580 students
    1.1 miles
    4311 Newman Rd
    Joplin, MO 64801
    (417) 782-4114
    1.1 PK-12
    580
  • Columbia
    Grades: PK-12 | 370 students
    172.7 miles
    1801 N Stadium Blvd
    Columbia, MO 65202
    (573) 777-9250
    172.7 PK-12
    370
  • Independence
    The Schoolhouse, Inc.
    Alternative School
    Grades: PK-7 | 11 students
    135.3 miles
    14709 E 35th St S
    Independence, MO 64055
    (816) 373-5938
    135.3 PK-7
    11
  • Kansas City
    Grades: NS-12 | 614 students
    126 miles
    11511 State Line Rd
    Kansas City, MO 64114
    (816) 942-4054
    126 NS-12
    614
  • Kansas City
    Grades: NS-12 | 125 students
    145.5 miles
    5901 NW Waukomis Drive
    Kansas City, MO 64151
    (816) 741-6940
    145.5 NS-12
    125

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BEST SCHOOL EVER! This school has the best staff, students, and acedemics! I HIGHLY reccomend it to any student that wants to be challenged, but also have an amazing time!
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