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.
The University School of Jackson is very pleased to announce Cynthia Kirsch’s hiring as its new Lower School Director. Mrs. Kirsch brings an extensive background in independent schools, from having attended one herself from Pre-K through 12th grade to serving 20+ years in leading independent lower schools in Dallas...Read More
Headnotes: Tested A few years ago, a friend and I planned to run a half marathon. We set goals, trained accordingly, and were ready to go on race day. On that cool, perfect for running April morning, we came out of the chute faster than usual and were “banking...Read More
Tuition Truths I will admit I enjoyed reading the responses from our recent surveys, as it felt great to read parents rave about our committed and caring faculty, the school's response to Covid-19, and the improvements being made to the campus and the USJ experience. And while I don'...Read More
USJ Announces New Director of Auxiliary Programs and a New After School Care and Camp Bruins Coordinator After School Care and Camp Bruins Director Faith Dixon and Assistant Development Director Cathy Garrett recently announced that they would leave USJ at the end of the school year. Both of these administrators...Read More