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.

headline 1Math students finish strong at TMTA competition

USJ math students placed high in several events at the Tennessee Mathematics Association’s contest at Freed-Hardeman University. As a team, the school won four events and placed third in the fifth. Read more.

headline 12015 Sterling Awards

Congratulations to Upper School Art Teacher LIbby Lynch for winning a Sterling Award, naming her one of 20 most influential women in West Tennessee for 2015. Other members of the USJ family winning a 2015 Sterling Award are parents Pam Bowers and Lynn Woodside and alumni parent Alice Kirkland.

headline 1University School of Jackson's Pops Concert

Students will perform a Pops concert on Monday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Blankenship Theatre. Tickets are $5 a person, and they can be purchased at the door. Tickets also are available in advance at the front desk of the Upper School for $5.

headline 1Art project teaches important lesson

The first grade participated in a special cooperative art lesson using the book The Crayon Box That Talked by Shane DeRolf, illustrated by Michael Letzig. The story is about the box of crayons that didn’t get along until they realized they were all “different” colors, and they were all necessary and important to complete the picture. Read more.

headline 1RIFA benefits when students volunteer

A trip to New York City can be a life-changing experience, but for USJ’s eighth-graders who opt out of the weeklong fieldtrip, another life-changing experience awaits. Students who stay behind have the opportunity to volunteer from Monday to Wednesday with RIFA. Read more.