University School of Jackson

Welcome from our Head of School

Staurt HirsteinWelcome to the U!

I am honored that you are visiting our website and invite you to our beautiful campus so you might attest to what makes the USJ experience so special.

We are proud of our West Tennessee heritage and the tradition of excellence that has been established and advanced over the past 50 years here at USJ. In the classrooms, science labs, theater and fields of play, the University School of Jackson has developed leaders that have progressed to make a positive impact on the world. Today, we are fortunate to be preparing tomorrow’s torchbearers for college and life beyond it.

Our mission statement clearly asserts our commitment as an independent school, not only to academic, artistic, and athletic excellence, but to growing the total person. Our pledge to the principles of integrity and mutual respect are taught, expected and lived-out by our entire organization. Life-long learning is strived for daily as we work to grow an even more vibrant culture of constant improvement.

As a native Jacksonian, I have personally experienced the positive transformation of our campus and have been blessed to witness USJ’s impact on my hometown. I invite you take a closer look at the best school in West Tennessee, meet our impressive students, inspiring teachers, and supportive parents, and see for yourself why we are so excited about the future of USJ!

I look forward to seeing you soon,

Don Roe

Head of School

NEWS

Headnotes: Mission

09/01/2021

September 1, 2021   Greetings USJ Families,   We strive for intentionality in being a mission-based institution. At almost every meeting and professional development session, the idea of mission is mentioned and questions are raised about how the issue we are addressing applies to our mission as a school. These conversations often...

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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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