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A Standard of Excellence

The University School of Jackson offers students in the Jackson, Tennessee area a premier private independent educational experience. Students from infants - 12th grade are nurtured through a challenging college-preparatory curriculum designed to promote leadership growth and a love for lifelong learning. 



Average Senior ACT Score

$25 million

College Scholarships Awarded Since 2020



AP Courses Offered


Student to Faculty Ratio


Of the Class of 2022 made over a 30 on the ACT


TSSAA All-State Athletes


Annual Artistic Performances and Exhibitions


Tuition Reduction Provided


Clubs &. Honor Societies

USJ Highlights

USJ Announces New Lower School Leadership For The Fall

The University School of Jackson announces the appointment of Mrs. Courtney Burnette to the position of Lower School Director and Mrs. Hayley Wilkerson to the position of Early Childhood Director and Assistant Lower School Director beginning in July 2023. Mrs. Burnette will fill the Director position upon Mrs. Cindy Kirsch’s retirement and Mrs. Wilkerson will fill the position that opened up in January when Mrs. Holly Stroup moved to Gallatin.

Headnotes: "He's Talking To Me!"

I feel certain that you, like me, have been resting in a Sunday pew on a given weekend, listening to your pastor’s sermon regarding the depravity of man and the need to clean up our acts, and thought: “Amen. Tell ‘em, preacher!”

Or perhaps heard the halftime speech specifically targeted to your teammates sitting around you who need to be playing harder during the second half.

How about the evening news anchor railing about the downfall of the nation, which may lead one to ponder how our state of affairs would be much improved if everyone just thought like me?

Jackson- Madison County Sports Hall of Fame Scholarships

The Jackson-Madison County Sports Hall of Fame Scholarship Foundation seeks to assist selected Madison County seniors with college expenses. The purpose of the scholarships is to recognize athletes for their academic achievements, community service, and leadership abilities.

USJ Celebrates National Merit Finalist Cassidy Bruno

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. Students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which serves as an initial screen.

Derrick Pritchard

USJ is pleased to announce the hiring of Derrick Pritchard as the new Athletic Director and Head Football Coach for the Bruins. Coach Pritchard was most recently the Associate Head Football Coach/Defensive Coordinator, Head Softball Coach, and Associate Athletic Director for Ensworth in Nashville, TN. 

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Portrait of a Bruin


Committed To Excellence

In adherence to our mission, we hire and retain the best available faculty and staff, who constantly evaluate and pursue all alternatives for enhancing the academic strengths of the school, and who strive to cultivate an environment of excellence for our students.

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Guided By Integrity

We are firm and compassionate about building strong character amongst our students. Our community focuses on fairness and consistency in the discipline and ethical development of each student by creating an environment based on moral values and guiding principles.

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Pledged To Honesty

USJ students, faculty, and staff are expected to use facts as the basis for all decision-making and problem-solving.  This is personified by honoring and keeping commitments and being truthful in all dealings.

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Focused With Respect

USJ values the diversity of our student body. We respect others and value each person’s self-worth, and respect authority, the property of others, and the environment.

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Driven By Responsibility

Our faculty and staff encourage confidence and independence by teaching students good work habits and expecting students to accept responsibility for their own actions and give credit to others for their accomplishments. 

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