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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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MO School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 343 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,825
  • Acceptance rate: 28%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Missouri for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
1993
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
343 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade
Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
39 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
18 courses
List of Courses Offered
Average ACT score
28
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition ranges from $7,840-$15,125 depending on grade and program attending.
% on Financial Aid
40%
Acceptance Rate
28%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Claire Berger

Sports

Total Sports Offered
8 sports

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.

School Reviews

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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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MO School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 343 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,825
  • Acceptance rate: 28%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Missouri is $9,807 for elementary schools and $11,712 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Missouri is 88% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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