University School of Jackson is a non-denominational, non-sectarian, college preparatory school dedicated to academic excellence and to the founding principles of faith, service, and scholarship. Our mission is to instill a passion in our students for academic, artistic, and athletic excellence, while committing themselves to personal integrity, mutual respect, and lifelong learning.
Grounded in Judeo-Christian values, the University School of Jackson provides an environment that stresses a respect for one another and all religions.
Our focus on preparing our students for college sets us apart from other schools in West Tennessee. We offer our students a well-rounded education that starts with academics and includes athletics, fine arts, character education, and leadership opportunities.
A quality education is a wonderful gift to give your child. We encourage you to consider that education at the University School of Jackson.
USJ’s campus sits on 130 acres in northwest Madison County. The campus features a Lower School for infants through fifth grade, a Middle and Upper School facility, and an extensive athletic complex.
The Middle School and Upper School building features two separate wings for sixth grade through eighth grade and ninth grade through 12th grade. Both wings share a centralized library, media center, 500-seat performing arts center, four science labs, and extensive athletic facilities, including an indoor turf and strength & conditioning room.
The Lower School facility features extra large classrooms clustered by grade, two gymnasiums, two outside playgrounds, an eco-learning system that includes a pond and weather station, a cafetorium that doubles as a cafeteria and auditorium with a stage, and a library that features over 25,000 books. Students also have access to separate classrooms for enrichments including art, music, technology, world languages, character education/guidance, and hands-on science.
Both campuses boast a state-of-the-art technology infrastructure capable of supplying all students and faculty with Wifi access.
Two USJ Seniors, Elisa Kapunan and Anika Mahajan, have been recognized as Semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. Approximately 16,000 students in the nation received Semifinalist recognition last week out of over 1.5 million entrants. The Semifinalist pool represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors. Only two...Read More
Faculty Spotlight: Tina Plunk This year, Tina Plunk joins the University School of Jackson faculty with over 30 years of experience teaching and will serve as the Upper School Math Department Chair. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Master of Arts in Teaching with a focus...Read More
Faculty Spotlight: Jimmy Glosson Jimmy Glosson, a.k.a. Señor Glosson, is entering his 23rd year of service at University School of Jackson, where he is Chair of World Languages and Cultures and leads study abroad programs to Costa Rica and Spain. He holds a BA in...Read More
The University School of Jackson announces alumna Deirdre Sallee Hatcher as the new Middle School Girls Basketball Coach. Deirdre is a 1996 graduate of University School of Jackson and former Lady Bruin, who was selected as an All-State athlete while at USJ. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology...Read More