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 infancy through the 12th Grade. From the child-centered environment inb 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.

Donald Newman

Donald Newman’s name is synonymous with mathematics at the University School of Jackson, a reputation that is well earned. To honor Mr. Newman and to thank him for all he has meant to the USJ community for the past 32 years, USJ has established the Donald Newman Endowed Chair of Mathematics. This endowment will help ensure USJ’s ability to hire and retain outstanding faculty in mathematics like Mr. Newman.

If you would like to make a donation to the Donald Newman Endowed Chair of Mathematics, click here. Your donation will truly make a difference at the University School of Jackson by preparing students for the rigors of college level math, as well as their professional futures.

Bank of Jackson Art Show

Congratulations to the following middle school students for having artwork selected for the Bank of Jackson Art Show. Pictured form left to right: 6th graders, Eady Davenport and Madeline Craig; 7th graders, Sophia Karg and Cassidy Bruno; 8th graders, Carly Ingram and Ani Garabedian. The opening reception is Tuesday, October 24th from 5 - 7 p.m. and the artwork will be on display until November 17th. To view more of our students’ artwork, click here

Veterans Day Program

On Tuesday, November 7, University School of Jackson will present a program in honor of the veterans who were willing to give their lives to preserve our freedom and the American way of life. America's 25 million living veterans deserve our lasting respect and appreciation. Please join us November 7 at 1:00 pm and/or 2:00pm in the Blankenship Theater for a salute to our veterans and current members of the Armed Forces. All are welcome to attend this public event as we say thank you for the sacrifices that they have made for us.

U.S. Army All-American Bowl Jersey Presentation

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl Jersey Presentation for USJ senior Charles Campbell will be Thursday, September 28th from 12:45 p.m.- 1:10 p.m in the Upper School gym. Representatives from the U.S. Army All-American Bowl will execute the jersey presentation and officially invite a USJ football coach of Charles’ choice to attend the bowl in San Antonio, Texas. This will be a memorable event for Charles and his family.

The Future of Education at USJ

I spent the summer researching trends in independent school education. In my previous life in the military as well as my time spent in the banking sector, we always studied trends. In the Army, leading up to the Gulf War, we studied the trends of the Iraqi Republican Guard. We looked at how they would respond in particular situations and trained accordingly. In the banking sector, we always paid attention to economic trends, interest rates, etc. When I first got back into education thirteen years ago, I found it odd that schools didn’t really pay attention to trends in education. Read More

Brandt Named Educator of the Week

Kathy Brandt, Junior Cubs teacher, was named WBBJ's Educator of the Week. This made her eligible for the statewide Tennessee Education Lottery, Educator of the Month Award. Mrs. Brandt says, “Being recognized as Educator of the Week came as a complete surprise to me. It was so encouraging to be recognized in a profession that I absolutely love. I am grateful for all the parents who entrust their sweet children to the USJ faculty.” Congratulations, Mrs. Brandt!