What is TJEd?

Thomas Jefferson Education (TJEd) is, in essence, the educational system and societal perspective developed and adhered to in America for 300 years (from the mid 1600s to the mid 1900s). It is responsible for the corps of American leaders, inventors, businessmen, statesmen, judges, legislators, presidents and clergy that made America what she was during the 18th and 19th centuries. It was the predominant cultural philosophy of America from the opening of Harvard through World War I.

Oliver and Rachel DeMille, with Shanon Brooks and a small group of colleagues, un-earthed this educational philosophy in the early 1990s and applied it first in a higher education setting. Further research and discovery led to the expansion of the TJEd paradigm to describe its application from early childhood through grand-parenting.

This educational modality is what the founding generation experience and what led to the gathering of the greatest group of leaders, founders and statesmen the world has ever known.