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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Margaret Livingston
Middle 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

USJ Announces New Leadership for the Bruins Boys Basketball

06/02/2021

When the USJ Bruins hit the court this fall, they will be under new leadership. Athletic Director Michael Stroup has appointed Coach Jeffery Jones to lead the Boys Bruins Basketball program with the assistance of Ryan Yates.    Athletic Director Michael Stroup shared, “We’re very excited...

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Headnotes: 3 Words, 3 Truths, 3 Pieces of Advice

05/18/2021

Class of 2021 Commencement Address   3 Words, 3 Truths, 3 Pieces of Advice   3 Words:   University...School...Jackson   I have a tremendous affinity for them separately, as well as when combined as one.   University: Latin for a community of teachers and scholars. Having been around for a thousand years, the...

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Ayers Duo to Lead The Way to a New Lady Bruins Legacy

05/14/2021

The University School of Jackson’s Director of Athletics Michael Stroup announces Joel Ayers as the new head coach for the Lady Bruins basketball and softball programs. He will be joining the Bruin family along with his wife, Ashley, who will serve as the assistant basketball coach...

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USJ Announces New Baseball Stadium Name

04/23/2021

In the Spring of 2022, the Bruins will be playing baseball in Overton Stadium! At the conclusion of the current baseball season, renovations will begin on the current University School of Jackson baseball complex. USJ is able to start this project so soon due to the generosity of John and Whitney...

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