University School of Jackson

Middle School

Students in USJ’s Middle School are directed through a challenging, yet nurturing program to meet their distinct needs as they progress from the Lower School’s developmental approach to learning to the content-based curriculum of the Upper School.

Students rotate through classes and teachers who teach a core curriculum of mathematics, history, language arts, and science. Seventh and eighth grade students choose between a full year of French or Spanish. Additional learning opportunities include art, music or band, technology, and physical education classes. Activities include a sixth grade trip to Nashville, a seventh grade trip to Atlanta, an eighth grade trip to Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., and a French trip to Quebec.

Students develop the knowledge, skills, and habits necessary for academic success in the Upper School. All eighth graders, for example, take physical science so they are prepared for biology as freshmen. Honors classes in math (sixth), language arts (seventh) and world language (eighth) are gradually added in the Middle School. The development of study skills and habits are stressed.

At USJ, we know the Middle School years are a time of tremendous academic, emotional, and physical growth. We love, engage, and challenge every student to embrace our mission as they grow and prepare for the challenges of the Upper School and beyond.

For More Information

Margaret Livingston
Middle School Director

[email protected]

Hayley Wilkerson
Assistant to the Middle School Director

[email protected]

Resources

NEWS

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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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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Coach Bryce King named USJ Middle School Dean of Students

05/06/2020

The University School of Jackson is pleased to announce the promotion of Coach Bryce King to the position of Middle School Dean of Students. In this new role, Coach King will be responsible for monitoring and enhancing the quality of student life in the Middle School including organizing student events,...

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Margaret Livingston named New Middle School Director

04/29/2020

Margaret Livingston has been named University School of Jackson's Middle School Director effective July 1, replacing Don Roe, who will be assuming his new role as the Head of School on June 1.    Mrs. Livingston most recently held the positions of Learning Coach and English Department Chair for South...

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