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

USJ Announces New Lower School Director Cynthia Kirsch

04/09/2021

The University School of Jackson is very pleased to announce Cynthia Kirsch’s hiring as its new Lower School Director. Mrs. Kirsch brings an extensive background in independent schools, from having attended one herself from Pre-K through 12th grade to serving 20+ years in leading independent lower schools in Dallas...

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Headnotes: Tested

04/06/2021

Headnotes: Tested A few years ago, a friend and I planned to run a half marathon. We set goals, trained accordingly, and were ready to go on race day. On that cool, perfect for running April morning, we came out of the chute faster than usual and were “banking...

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Headnotes: Tuition Truths

03/02/2021

Tuition Truths I will admit I enjoyed reading the responses from our recent surveys, as it felt great to read parents rave about our committed and caring faculty, the school's response to Covid-19, and the improvements being made to the campus and the USJ experience. And while I don'...

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New Director of Auxiliary Programs and a New After School Care and Camp Bruins Coordinator

02/24/2021

USJ Announces New Director of Auxiliary Programs and a New After School Care and Camp Bruins Coordinator After School Care and Camp Bruins Director Faith Dixon and Assistant Development Director Cathy Garrett recently announced that they would leave USJ at the end of the school year. Both of these administrators...

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