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

Don Roe
Associate Head of School, Middle School Director

[email protected]

Becky Baskin
Middle School Assistant and Assistant to the Head and Associate Head of School

[email protected]

Resources

NEWS

USJ Announces Construction Approval For New Lady Bruins Athletic Facility

10/04/2019

On September 25, USJ's Board of Trustees approved a proposal from MG Construction to enter into a contract for the construction of the new Lady Bruins Athletic Locker Room Facility. The $1 million facility includes approximately 6,000 square feet and is comprised of two varsity Lady Bruins locker rooms, three middle school...

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USJ Middle School Math Team participated in the UTM Middle School Math Competition

04/12/2019

The USJ Middle School Math Teams participated in the 2019 Middle School Mathematics Contest held at the University of Tennessee at Martin on Thursday, April 11. There were approximately 240 middle school students from thirteen schools in the Memphis and West Tennessee area competing for math honors. Team members representing USJ for each...

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Color of Music Winners

03/11/2019

USJ students in Mrs. Tanner and Mrs. McPeake's art classes recently participated in the Color of Music contest sponsored by the Jackson Symphony. They listened to the selections and created artwork based on their interpretations of the music.  Congratulations to these lower and middle school art students for...

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USJ Student Named National Geographic GeoBee Tennessee State Competition Semifinalist by National Geographic Society

03/05/2019

USJ seventh grader Chester Evans has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2019 National Geographic GeoBee Tennessee State Competition. The contest will be held at Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN on Friday, March 29, 2019. This is the second...

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