University School of Jackson

Who We Are

Mission Statement

“We instill a passion for academic, artistic, and athletic excellence while committing to personal integrity, mutual respect, and lifelong learning.”


Identity Statement

USJ is a non-denominational, non-sectarian, college preparatory school dedicated to academic excellence and to our founding principles of faith, service, and scholarship. Based on a heritage grounded in Judeo-Christian values, we provide an educational environment where students of all ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds are valued and respected. The faculty, administration, and students are empowered to nurture and embrace the Judeo-Christian values and our operating principles. Through the fulfillment of our mission and adherence to these core principles and values, we prepare our graduates to be responsible and informed world citizens.


Operating Principles

Integrity
    We are firm and compassionate as we build strong character.
    We create an environment based on moral values and principles.
    We are fair and consistent in the discipline and ethical development of each student.

Honesty
    We are truthful in all dealings.
    We honor and keep our commitments.
    We use facts as a basis for decision making and problem solving.

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

Responsibility
    We accept responsibility for our own actions and give credit to others for their accomplishments.
    We develop good work habits by striving for academic excellence.
    We encourage confidence and independence.

Excellence
    We hire and retain the best available faculty, consistent with our mission.
    We set high standards and cultivate an environment of excellence.
    We evaluate and pursue all alternatives for enhancing the academic strengths of the school.

For More Information

Stuart Hirstein
Head of School

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Don Roe
Associate Head of School, Middle School Director

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David Suber
Upper School Director

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Louise Dunn
Lower School Director

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Laura Moore
Director of Admissions

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NEWS

Jim Hardegree Named Associate Head of School, Dean of Students

01/21/2020

It is with great honor that the University School of Jackson announces the appointment of Mr. Jim Hardegree as our Associate Head of School, Dean of Students effective July 1, 2020. “Mr. Hardegree brings with him a tremendous amount of respect and trust, not only from me, but by our entire...

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Lauren Yancey named Assistant Director of the Jones Academic Center

01/17/2020

The University School of Jackson is pleased to announce the promotion of Lauren Yancey to Assistant Director of the Camille and Ralph Jones Academic Center (JAC). Lauren will assist the JAC Director, Christy Glenn, in the day to day operation of the center and with the instruction of qualifying USJ...

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NEWS

Choral Students Selected to UT Martin Honor Choir

01/17/2020

Nineteen of our Upper School Concert Choir students were selected to participate in the University of Tennessee at Martin's annual Honor Choir held January 16 and 17. Students spent Thursday and Friday working with faculty and guest conductors in preparation for their performance with the Jackson Symphony in May. The following...

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NEWS

USJ Board of Trustees Announces Don Roe as the New Head of School

12/17/2019

It is with great excitement that the USJ Board of Trustees announces Don Roe as the next Head of School.   A lifelong West Tennessean, Don has been a part of the USJ community since July 2012 when he was hired as chair of the History Department where he also taught...

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