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A STRONG FOUNDATION The principles on which the school was founded still guide our actions: TJ provides the best classical liberal-arts education to some of the brightest students in the world.

THIS IS A FACT: One of our founders, Charles Merrill, remains active in the school today. The Charles E. Merrill, Jr. Eastern European Scholarship brings talented students from Eastern Europe to live and study at TJ. Mr. Merrill’s generosity also

» Today’s students come from twodozen St. Louis-area zip codes, nine other states, and eleven other countries. » Our distinguished alumni live and work all over the world.

supports two, week-long exchanges between students and teachers at TJ and at SPLOT, one of the first independent schools founded in Po-


land after the fall of Communism.

• Started in 1946 as a 9-12 boys’ boarding and day school, to fill an educational void in the Midwest. • Founded by three Harvard graduates who served in WWII together. • Became coed in 1971. • Added middle school in 1982.

Thomas Jefferson School Prospectus  
Thomas Jefferson School Prospectus