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Join us as we celebrate 20 years of success

 

We celebrated 20 years of success at Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School in May of 2013 with an ice cream social and an assembly honoring the TJ Founders.  We also hung a giant 20th Anniversary logo decal on the front window of the school.

In the fall, we kicked off our Annual Giving Campaign with a celebration of the hundreds of graduates who have matriculated to colleges and universities since the first graduating class in 1997.  The TJ Founders visited with Upper School students on Oct. 2 about the beginnings of the school, and our Celebration Weekend began on Oct. 4.  The alumni and student concert included spectacular performances by TJ alumni musicians.  The TJ Lower, Middle, and Upper School choirs and orchestras also performed, and several students performed solos during the set changes on stage.  The concert included a medley highlighting 17 years of TJ  musicals, and a preview of the this year's musical, Bye Bye Birdie

The evening also included a ceremony honoring TJ's former Heads of School Leonard Kupersmith and Bill Carter.   More than 500 members of the TJ community attended the Oct. 4 concert and reception, and hundreds also attended the other weekend events including the awards ceremony and the barbecue and live band on Oct. 5th.  We said our "goodbyes" at the farewell brunch on Sunday morning.  We had an entire weekend of exciting activities, and it was a great opportunity to reconnect with old friends and former teachers.


VIDEO DIGEST FROM OUR 20th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: 

     
Video invitation highlighting
the school's first 20 years.

 Oct. 2, 2013 -- TJ Founders discuss the
beginnings of TJ with Upper School students
.
 Oct. 4, 2013 -- Trailblazers, Showstoppers
and Rising Stars Concert - Part 1.




     
 Oct. 4, 2013 -- Trailblazers, Showstoppers
and Rising Stars Concert - Part 2.
 
 Oct. 4, 2013 -- Trailblazers, Showstoppers
and Rising Stars Concert - Part 3.
 
 Oct. 4, 2013 -- TJ Honors Former Heads
of School Leonard Kupersmith and Bill Carter.
 






Oct. 4, 2013 -- TJ remembered 17 years of spectacular musicals during a choir/ orchestra performance of Over The Rainbow. Oct. 5, 2013 -- Awards Ceremony honoring
distinguished Faculty, Founders, and Trustees.



IMAGES FROM OUR 20th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION 


20th Anniversary logo design, and graphics theme by Cooper Union student Michael Gray.


 
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