University School of Jackson

Who We Are

Mission Statement

“We instill a passion for academic, artistic, and athletic excellence while committing to personal integrity, mutual respect, and lifelong learning.”


Identity Statement

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.


Operating Principles

Integrity
    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.

Honesty
    We are truthful in all dealings.
    We honor and keep our commitments.
    We use facts as a basis for decision making and problem solving.

Respect
    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.

Responsibility
    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.

Excellence
    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.

For More Information

Don Roe
Head of School

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David Suber
Upper School Director

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Louise Dunn
Lower School Director

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Laura Moore
Director of Admissions

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NEWS

Headnotes: Pandemic Leadership

12/01/2020

  November 2, 2020   Greetings USJ Families,   Did I mention that I love baseball? As a student and teacher of American history, I appreciate it as a quintessentially American invention and activity. I really appreciate this Gerald Early quote:   "There are only three things that America will be remembered...

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Randy Olswing Named Chief Financial Officer

11/20/2020

The University School of Jackson announces the recent appointment of Randy Olswing to the senior leadership position of Chief Financial Officer. For the past twenty years, Mr. Olswing served as Assistant Head for Operations/Chief Financial Officer at Hutchison School, a private independent school located in Memphis, Tennessee. Before his...

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Headnotes: Fundamentals

11/02/2020

  November 2, 2020   Greetings USJ Families,   Did I mention that I love baseball? As a student and teacher of American history, I appreciate it as a quintessentially American invention and activity. I really appreciate this Gerald Early quote:   "There are only three things that America will be remembered...

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Headnotes: The Bruin Walk

10/01/2020

   The Bruin Walk   For those who proudly wear the Red and Columbia Blue, this path isn’t just special but treasured. It stands as a symbol of accomplishment. Emblematic of success. This leads to an important, if not existential question: Just how is this success defined? ...

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