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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

prayer garden

The USJ "Moms In Prayer" group will start back this Wednesday, August 16, at 8am in the Prayer Garden behind the Upper School gym. All are welcome to join!

Moms In Prayer
Every Wednesday • 8:00 a.m.
Prayer Garden/USJ Field House

Headnotes: Opening Day

I shared a brief (really!) thought with the students on opening day, and I wanted to pass it along to you as well. I started the year by telling them:

I am always nervous on the first day of school, as are our parents and teachers. Today begins USJ’s 54th year and my 30th in education, and we all bring butterflies with us on opening day when the curtain goes up and right before kickoff because…we care.

Headnotes: Back to School Message From Your Head of School

We are looking forward to the beginning of school and excited about all that comes with it: new USJ families, faculty, and staff, improvements to our instruction, as well as enhancements to our campus completed over the summer. We trust you have experienced a relaxing break and are ready for an engaging year at the U. As we begin year two of the implementation of our strategic plan, we want to make certain we are focused on our mission and constant improvement.

Rachel Tucker

USJ is pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Tucker as the new Director of After School and Camp Bruins. With an impressive background in coordinating child care and customer service, Rachel brings a wealth of experience and a genuine passion for nurturing and supporting our students.


USJ is thrilled to announce the appointment of two exceptional individuals to its security team. Please join us in welcoming David Smith and Robert Clyce, who will play pivotal roles in ensuring the safety and well-being of the USJ community.

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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