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Notes for Prospective Students
- From the child-centered environment in the Lower School to the
college advanced placement courses in Upper School, USJ offers each
child an education that will prepare him or her for college
… and success in life.
USJ gives each child the resources he
needs to succeed and to develop his full potential.
and staff work in partnership with the parent and child in
providing an education that goes beyond a strong curriculum.
share parents' values as we emphasize character education and
helping each child make the right choices.
Judeo-Christian values, USJ provides an environment that stresses a
respect of one another and of all religions.
Our Mission: The University School of Jackson, a distinctive
college preparatory school, seeks to instill a passion for academic
excellence and lifelong learning so each student will reach his or
her maximum potential.
The USJ campus includes a Lower School, which opened in August
2004; an Upper/Middle School, which opened in October 1997; and an
extensive athletic complex.
USJ educates students from PreK through 12th grade.
youngest students, Junior Cubs, must be 2 years old by August
A member of the TSSAA, USJ fields 41 teams in 13 sports at the
Middle and Upper School level.
In the 2011-2012 school year, USJ
won the state championship in girls soccer, softball, and baseball.
The football team finished its season as state runner-up.
Twenty-three athletes were amed to All-State teams.
USJ is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and
The 103 members of the Class of 2012 are attending 36 colleges
across the country.
All met college entrance requirements.
quintile had an average ACT score of 30.5; the class average ACT
score was 26.2.
The College Board recognized 36 USJ students as Advanced
Placement Scholars for scores they earned on AP exams in spring
Students took a total of 166 AP exams with a 91 percent
passage rate of 3 or higher on a 5-point scale.
USJ offers 16 AP
courses and requires all students taking AP courses (the equivalent
to college-level courses) to take the exams.
The National Merit Foundation recognized three members of the
Class of 2013.
An impressive 57 percent of seventh grade students qualified
for the Duke Talent Identification program this year.
The Fine Arts program includes annual music productions in all
Lower School grades, Middle and Upper School musicals, art in all
grades, band in Middle and Upper School, acting classes, and an
extensive music program.
The Upper/Middle School has a 500-seat
theater; Lower School productions have a stage as part of the Lower
Fine Arts students routinely earn regional and state awards.
This year, 39 Middle School and ninth grade students were selected
for the All Northwest Junior High Choir, and 30 10th through 12th
grade students earned positions in the All Northwest Choir.
In the visual arts, USJ students received three Gold Keys, six
Silver Keys, and five honorable mentions in the Mid-South
Scholastic Art Competition.
Another USJ student's art represented
Madison County in the Congressional Art Competition.
Upper School math teams earned first place in every category
they entered in the TMTA regional math contest in spring 2012.
The Guidance Program includes full-time guidance counselors for
all students and a College Advising program in the Upper
Foreign language instruction begins with Spanish in
Third and fourth graders also study French.
graders have a quarter of French, Spanish, German, and Japanese.
Middle and Upper School students can take French or Spanish, with
honors courses offered in each language.
USJ students routinely participate in regional and state
Both campuses offer state-of-the-art technology, including
computer labs and internet access in each classroom.
USJ offers bus transportation from several area towns, and
before- and after-school day care.
Breakfast and lunch are served at both campuses.
Financial aid is available.