University School of Jackson

Welcome from our Head of School

Staurt HirsteinWelcome to University School of Jackson.

The true USJ experience extends well beyond the classroom, art studio, stage, athletic fields, and even the campus. It is our approach to learning, which completes the USJ experience and, ultimately, helps shape core values, which last a lifetime.

In the classroom, and in our local and global communities, our students learn the importance of service above self. They also learn how to think critically, to clarify their ideals and personal values, and to acquire the ability and willingness to make a difference. While our strength is our academic program, many learning opportunities are provided, all of which help prepare our students for success in the 21st century. The process is personal; the results are priceless.

Our mission statement, which we regard as key to the lifetime success of our students, states that we seek to "instill a passion for academic, artistic, and athletic excellence while committing to personal integrity, mutual respect, and life-long learning." The mission is implemented through the values adopted as the cornerstone of the USJ learning experience: Integrity, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Excellence.

While our programs are impressive, the School’s greatest strength is its people. Our learning community is comprised of people who are passionate about teaching and mentoring students. Similarly, USJ attracts outstanding students who inspire each other to excel. Parents are an integral part of campus life, too. Parents visit campus often to attend productions, cheer for our teams, host events, and volunteer countless hours.

A visit to our website can never really replace the human connection that is so integral to this educational community. We hope you will visit our campus to see for yourself what makes University School of Jackson a special and supportive place to learn and grow.

Thank you and enjoy the journey.

Stuart Hirstein
Head of School

NEWS

Jim Hardegree Named Associate Head of School, Dean of Students

01/21/2020

It is with great honor that the University School of Jackson announces the appointment of Mr. Jim Hardegree as our Associate Head of School, Dean of Students effective July 1, 2020. “Mr. Hardegree brings with him a tremendous amount of respect and trust, not only from me, but by our entire...

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Lauren Yancey named Assistant Director of the Jones Academic Center

01/17/2020

The University School of Jackson is pleased to announce the promotion of Lauren Yancey to Assistant Director of the Camille and Ralph Jones Academic Center (JAC). Lauren will assist the JAC Director, Christy Glenn, in the day to day operation of the center and with the instruction of qualifying USJ...

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Choral Students Selected to UT Martin Honor Choir

01/17/2020

Nineteen of our Upper School Concert Choir students were selected to participate in the University of Tennessee at Martin's annual Honor Choir held January 16 and 17. Students spent Thursday and Friday working with faculty and guest conductors in preparation for their performance with the Jackson Symphony in May. The following...

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USJ Board of Trustees Announces Don Roe as the New Head of School

12/17/2019

It is with great excitement that the USJ Board of Trustees announces Don Roe as the next Head of School.   A lifelong West Tennessean, Don has been a part of the USJ community since July 2012 when he was hired as chair of the History Department where he also taught...

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