University School of Jackson

Academics

Founded in 1970, University School of Jackson is an independent school that creates a foundation for life-long learning. From the developmental curriculum in the infant and toddler program to the Advanced Placement courses in the Upper School, USJ focuses on the needs of the individual student, providing the environment and opportunity for each student to develop his or her potential in academics, athletics, fine arts and leadership. USJ is the only independent school between Memphis and Nashville that focuses on preparing students for college. We attract students from throughout West Tennessee, with some traveling an hour or more each day to get to school. Our students routinely win top awards in regional and state academic, athletic, and fine arts competitions. 

Students who choose USJ are seeking a college preparatory curriculum with extensive extracurricular programs that provide a high level of participation. An education at USJ prepares students for the most academically selective colleges and scholarships. Our students not only are accepted at a college of their choice, they also find that they are well prepared to succeed in college. 100% of USJ students attend college, with 95% entering four-year institutions and 5% entering two-year institutions.

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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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Holly Stroup
Assistant Lower School Director and Early Childhood Coordinator

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Christy Glenn
Jones Academic Center Director

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NEWS

Headnotes: Reality on the Front Lines

09/29/2021

We live in divisive times, and there are many issues and forces at play that amplify these divisions. Unfortunately, it is often easy to allow ourselves to get caught up and taken for a ride via our mass culture, as we are exposed daily to the dull discourse and predictable...

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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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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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