“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.
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
The University School of Jackson officially opened the doors to its new Academic Center with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, August 9, 2018. Head of School Stuart Hirstein shares his excitement saying, “The USJ Academic Center was the fulfillment of a major goal of our...Read More
In the fall of 2016, our families began the process of raising over $75,000 to make improvements to our soccer facilities. Phase I, which included new bleachers and a retaining wall that will bring fans closer to the playing field and enhance visibility, was completed last fall. Plans for Phase II feature...Read More
Junior Taylor Howell was selected by the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association to play in the 2018 Junior Sunbelt Classic. Each year, The Sunbelt Classic brings the best of the best players from eight states and Canada to compete against one another in a week-long tournament in McAlester, Oklahoma.Read More