Thomas Jefferson High School

Project overview

Thomas Jefferson Highschool Building Front

Now the oldest high school in Federal Way Public Schools, the open design of the campus is challenging to secure. Additionally, the current elementary enrollment is greatest in the north end, and TJHS will need to be right-sized to meet this growing community as students move through the K-12 system.

  • Projected capacity: 1600
  • Architect: Bassetti Architects
  • General Contractor/Construction Manager (GC/CM): Cornerstone General Contractors
  • Design: Fall 2018–Winter 2020
  • Construction:  Winter 2020–Winter 2021/22
  • Expected opening: Fall 2021


Project Timeline


First Day in the New Thomas Jefferson High School!

See the latest construction progress!

Students Get a First Look at the new Thomas Jefferson High School

Take a look inside the new Thomas Jefferson High School


Ongoing Community Engagement

community engagement TJHS

We’ve held several community meetings about this project throughout the planning and design phases, and we’ve heard from neighbors, staff, students and families. Thank you to all who have shared your voice throughout this process. You provide a valuable perspective as we continue through the design process of the new Thomas Jefferson High School.