“We instill a passion for academic, artistic, and athletic excellence while committing to personal integrity, mutual respect, and lifelong learning.”
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.
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.
We are truthful in all dealings.
We honor and keep our commitments.
We use facts as a basis for decision making and problem solving.
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.
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.
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.
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