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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Cindy Kirsch
Lower School Director

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Laura Moore
Director of Admissions

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NEWS

Headnotes: The Opportunity That is 2022

01/03/2022

January 3, 2022   Greetings Bruins Families, I recently read a post from marketing author Seth Godin, in which he penned, “This is the most normal the world is ever going to be again.” Initially, the statement took me back, but upon further consideration, I have found this argument to...

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USJ Senior Steele Haynes Named 2021 Tennessee Titans DII-A Mr. Football Award Winner

12/07/2021

USJ Senior Steele Haynes has been recognized at the Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards banquet as one of nine 2021 Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Award winners. This season Steele switched positions from wide receiver to running back, accumulating 1,615 yards rushing over 152 carries in eight regular-season games, for a total of 29 touchdowns....

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MS Director Livingston Graduates From Leadership Jackson

12/06/2021

Congratulations to Middle School Director Margaret Livingston for graduating from The Chamber's Leadership Jackson program this evening.

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Headnotes: Thankful

12/01/2021

December 1, 2021   Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas, USJ Families!   Being thankful requires us to practice the very profitable exercise of getting over ourselves. It seems impossible to be thankful for something I have accomplished if even one is capable of truly doing something worthwhile alone in the first place. ...

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