Specialized Classes by Expert Educators

Our classes, crafted by licensed educators and curriculum experts, offer specialized math, science,  and writing instruction.

Why We Care!

Krishna Cart, the CEO and Literacy Coach, has two sons who graduated from TJHSST. Our team has been guiding parents and students who aspire to attend the country's most prestigious school for more than a decade.

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  • SmartStart$125. Enroll now until March 31, 2024
  • SmartStart$100. The coupon is valid from April 1 to May 15, 2024.

TJ for Rising 10th

TJ Requirements

  • Part 1. Basic Demographic
  • Part 2. Student Portrait Sheet and Personal Essay
  • Transcripts
  • Three Teacher Recommendations
  • PSAT® Scores (recommended)
PSAT® Prep

STEM & Literacy Summer Camp Integrating Reading, Writing & Research

This summer, we invite middle school students to embark on an unparalleled journey of discovery and creativity with our "Interactive Media and STEM Writing" workshop. Tailored for grades 6 to 8, this program is a groundbreaking exploration of interactive media, video game design, and the mastery of STEM research writing. Here's how this workshop stands as a cornerstone for young innovators and storytellers ready to make their mark in the digital age and beyond.


This workshop is designed for creative and passionate grades 6 to 8 students eager to explore the dynamic field of interactive media and video game design, coupled with the art of persuasive writing. Participants will explore creating digital narratives and interactive experiences, learning how these mediums can convey powerful messages and stories. The workshop emphasizes the importance of persuasive writing techniques and research skills for crafting compelling narratives within games and academic endeavors such as scholarship and college essay writing. By merging game design with compelling writing, students will leave with unique skills, ready to influence the world of interactive media and beyond.



"Writing is not just about communication; it's about making an impact, leaving an imprint of your unique perspective."


Krishna Cart, National Board Certified Literacy Coach

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All aspiring TJ applicants are required to take two types of essays

  • 1 TJ Math or Science Problem Solving Essay
  • 2 TJHSST Student Portrait Sheet

Both essays are timed and require math and science middle school content knowledge, well-developed essay writing skills, time management, and test-taking skills.

Getting into a competitive school takes a lot of planning, preparation, and goal setting. The contents of the TJ Student Portrait Sheet are like college essay preparation, where students need to angle their essays to show their values and background.

In addition to the TJ Math or Science Problem Solving Essay, the students will need to learn a different type of essay writing genre because they will be given four prompts demonstrating the FCPS Portraits of a Graduate in the form of the TJ Student Portrait Sheet.

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Only the top 1.5% of students per region are selected.

Only the top 1.5% of students per region are selected.

See the pie chart from the TJ Admissions school year 2021 acceptance.

TJ Admissions process is holistic and requires other factors

Some families prepare their students starting from 6th or 7th grade since the TJ Admissions process is holistic and requires other factors like GPA and exceptional STEM extra-curricular activities, to name a few.

TJ Admissions process is holistic and requires other factors

Monday Mastering the Maze for Middle Schoolers

Join us every second Monday of the month for "Monday Mastering the Maze for Middle Schoolers," an insightful webinar series crafted to navigate the intricate admissions process of Northern Virginia’s top STEM schools, including Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) and the Academies of Loudoun. Discover test-taking skills, the importance of the IAAT® placement test, and the roadmap to STEM success in our informative sessions.

Mastering the Maze Mondays

Unlock the secrets and strategies to enhance your application and stand out in a competitive field. 

Gain a deeper understanding of what TJHSST and the Academies of Loudoun offer, aligning with your child’s ambitions and talents.

Our speakers, a diverse group of experienced professionals passionate about STEM education, range from teachers and admission counselors to distinguished alumni, supportive parents, and renowned professionals in various STEM fields. This rich blend of perspectives ensures a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to succeed.

We understand that every student is unique. Our webinars offer personalized tips and strategies, ensuring that you're prepared and prepared in the best way for you.

From time management to critical thinking, we equip you with skills beyond the test, preparing you for college and beyond.

Receive free practice items and get an overview of your child's skills. Sign up in the appropriate button below.

Learn from our licensed educators, who will share actionable techniques and practices for excelling in writing, math, and science assessments, including specialized preparation for the Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test. 

Join a vibrant community of fellow students, share experiences, and build the confidence you need to excel.

Upcoming Events

Score Soaring Saturday
Score Soaring Saturdays: Master the Digital PSAT® and SAT® with Masterpiece Academy
Mastering the Maze Mondays
Monday Mastering the Maze for Middle Schoolers: TJHSST, Academies of Loudoun and IAAT® Test Tips
Score Soaring Saturday
Score Soaring Saturdays: Master the Digital PSAT® and SAT® with Masterpiece Academy

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