West Tennessee's College Preparatory School

University School of Jackson is West Tennessee's college preparatory school. It offers a challenging curriculum in a nurturing and safe environment. We educate students from PreKindergarten through the 12th Grade. From the child-centered environment in the Lower School to the college advanced placement courses in Upper School, USJ offers your child an education that will prepare him for college … and success in life. Learn more.

NEW Infant & Toddler Program

Beginning in August 2017, we are expanding our Early Childhood Program to include toddlers and infants as young as six weeks of age. This facet of the program will provide nurturing care and guidance as children grow and develop through play and discovery. Learn More

Save the Date! Lower School Open House

Please join us on Sunday, January 29th from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. to learn more about our Lower School. Faculty and staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about USJ. In the meantime, if you have any questions about enrollment, please contact Kay Shearin at 731.660.1692.

Welcome to the 2% Club

This morning was another special day for a student-athlete at USJ. We had the opportunity to watch Eric Whisenant sign his papers to swim at Harvard. Yes, that Harvard! I checked the NCAA website and found that of all the high school swimmers in the country, only 2.8% swim at the Division I level (Harvard is Division I in swimming). Learn more

USJ Students Recognized in Student Art Competition

Congratulations to USJ art students whose work was accepted into the 2016 West Tennessee Regional Art Center Competition Learn More

USJ Announces New Middle School Director

Don Roe has been named University School of Jackson’s Middle School Director effective July 2017, replacing Jim Hardegree who is currently the Interim Director. Hardegree will assume his previous responsibilities as the Dean of Students. Learn More

USJ Announces New Lower School Director

Louise Dunn has been named University School of Jackson’s Lower School Director effective July 2017, replacing Debbie Ford who announced her intention last spring to retire after 25 years of service to USJ. Dunn is currently vice- principal of the lower school at Gems American Academy, Abu Dhabi, UAE, a division of over 950 students where she has been since 2013. Learn More