Admissions

We welcome your interest in University School of Jackson. We've outlined the following steps if you are interested in applying to our school.

You have several options available to complete the applications process:

1) Apply Online

You can apply online with this link to our application form. Then you may pay your $50 application fee online or send in your $50 application fee to:

Admissions Office
University School of Jackson
240 McClellan Road
Jackson, TN 38305

Pay application fee online...

2) Download application form

You can download the application form in pdf format here. After printing it and filling it out, mail it to the address above, along with your $50 application fee. We will send you the rest of the applications materials, or you can download the forms below.

3) Request an application packet

Email Kay Shearin if you need an admissions packet mailed to you. You also may call her at 731-660-1692.

More Applications Materials

We have two other forms that you need to have completed.

1) A Request for Admissions Information should be sent to your previous/current school. Download this form in pdf format.

2) If your child is entering Grades 6-12, we will need two Confidential Recommendation Forms completed by your current school or previous administrator, current math or English teachers, or guidance counselor. Download the Confidential Recommendation Form for Grades 6-12.

3) If your child is entering Cubs through Grade 5, we will need one Confidential Recommendation Form completed by the previous/current school administrator, current math or English teachers, or guidance counselor. Download the Confidential Recommendation Form for Grades Cubs-5.

Notification

The University School Admissions Committee will review the student's file information and determine the appropriate admissions status after it receives the following requested information:
1. Application.
2. Student's transcript, current report cards, standardized test scores, and reports of any psychological or educational testing.
3. Birth certificate and immunization records.
4. Confidential school recommendation forms.
5. Testing and interview results.

• We will notify you of the status of your application as soon as possible.

Other Application Information

• A campus visit is very helpful in determining if University School is the right place for you. We suggest that if you have not already visited our campus, email Kay Shearin at kshearin@usjbruins.org or call her at 731-660-1692 to make an appointment for a school tour.

• Formal admissions testing will begin at the First Grade. An appointment will be made for the student with the Admissions Office for testing in scholastic aptitude, scholastic achievement, and a writing sample. All families and students will have a personal interview with the Admissions Coordinator and/or Division Head.

• Starting with the 2014-2015, USJ is offering a two-day-a-week program for Jr. Cubs and a three-day-a-week program for Cubs.

• Students entering Cubs, Jr. Kindergarten, and Kindergarten are required to attend an informal classroom visit and evaluation with the teacher. (Jr. Cubs applicants must be two years old on or before August 15. Cubs must be three years old by that date, and Kindergarten applicants must be five years old by then.)

Financial aid: If you are interested in applying for financial aid and have not requested information, please contact the Business Office at 731-664-0812 or Admissions Office at 731-660-1692.

• If you need our assistance in completing our admissions procedure, please email Kay Shearin at kshearin@usjbruins.org or call her at 731-660-1692.

• The $50 Application Fee, required with the return of each application, is not refundable and is not applied to tuition.

Statement of Nondiscrimination

University School of Jackson admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and financial aid programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.