“We instill a passion for academic, artistic, and athletic excellence while committing to personal integrity, mutual respect, and lifelong learning.”
USJ is a non-denominational, non-sectarian, college preparatory school dedicated to academic excellence and to our founding principles of faith, service, and scholarship. Based on a heritage grounded in Judeo-Christian values, we provide an educational environment where students of all ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds are valued and respected. The faculty, administration, and students are empowered to nurture and embrace the Judeo-Christian values and our operating principles. Through the fulfillment of our mission and adherence to these core principles and values, we prepare our graduates to be responsible and informed world citizens.
We are firm and compassionate as we build strong character.
We create an environment based on moral values and principles.
We are fair and consistent in the discipline and ethical development of each student.
We are truthful in all dealings.
We honor and keep our commitments.
We use facts as a basis for decision making and problem solving.
We respect others and value each person’s self-worth.
We respect authority, the property of others, and the environment.
We value the diversity of our student body.
We accept responsibility for our own actions and give credit to others for their accomplishments.
We develop good work habits by striving for academic excellence.
We encourage confidence and independence.
We hire and retain the best available faculty, consistent with our mission.
We set high standards and cultivate an environment of excellence.
We evaluate and pursue all alternatives for enhancing the academic strengths of the school.
During the 2017-18 school year, talented music students across the United States and overseas in military base schools practiced diligently to gain a chair or part in their local, district, and state music honor ensembles. And of those most elite high school musicians who were accepted to their district or...Read More
On Friday, September 14, 2018, the University School of Jackson Lower School students participated in The National Anthem Project. Classes lined up by grade level as they faced the front of the school to sing the “Star-Spangled Banner” for the 204th anniversary of the U.S. national anthem. Members...Read More
After months of designing, planning, and preparation, the Mary Frances Campbell Library is of cially open and fully functional for our Middle and Upper School students. “This renovation project and idea started after numerous meetings with students in which they communicated a need for a place where they could...Read More
Sunday, August 12, was a big day for three of our students. The First Lady of Tennessee Chrissy Haslam as part of her literacy initiative for TN had challenged all TN students to read over the summer for at least 20 minutes a day. Students were then asked to send the...Read More