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Thomas Jefferson Independent

3401 Newman Rd
Joplin, MO 64801-4004

(417) 781-5124


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"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.


Preparing students for academic instruction;

Engendering enthusiasm for learning;

Developing an appropriate response to authority; and

Educating students to work collaboratively.

Excerpted from the preschool's website