West Tennessee's College Preparatory School

University School of Jackson is West Tennessee's college preparatory school. It offers a challenging curriculum in a nurturing and safe environment. We educate students from infancy through the 12th Grade. From the child-centered environment inb the Lower School to the college advanced placement courses in Upper School, USJ offers your child an education that will prepare him for college … and success in life. Learn more.

USJ Announces New Director of Admissions

The University School of Jackson is pleased to announce that Laura Moore has been selected as the new Director of Admissions beginning January 1, 2018, following the retirement of Kay Shearin who has served the school in this role for thirty years. Read More

USJ Successfully Achieves SAIS Reaccreditation

University School of Jackson is now a reaccredited member of the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS). To earn accreditation from SAIS, USJ complied with quality standards, was evaluated by an outside group of peer professionals, and implemented a school plan focused on strategic improvement and student performance in accordance with the school’s mission. Read More

USJ Choir Performs at Carnegie Hall

In February, the USJ Choir performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City as part of MidAmerica Productions’ choral showcase series. MidAmerica Productions' concerts feature choral groups singing oratorios, accompanied by a full orchestra—the New England Symphonic Ensemble. The group performed a number of classical pieces, including Handel's Coronation Anthems, HWV 258, 260, 261, and Beethoven's Choral Fantasy, Op.80. Read More

Driver Education Now Available!

USJ announces a partnership with Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests specifically based on the state’s DMV materials. It is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that let users hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask portions of the screen for greater visibility on the practice tests. Read More

Experiential Learning

I had the opportunity to speak to many of Jackson’s civic clubs during January and February. I talked about all of the things we have going on at USJ and briefed them on our strategic plan and my vision for the future. During each visit, I mentioned we are committed to using research to help us with teaching strategies to meet the needs of all students. One of the approaches I mentioned was experiential learning. Invariably, there was always a question about what experiential teaching and learning meant. Read More