University School of Jackson
|University School of Jackson|
|Jackson, Tennessee, United States|
|Head of School||Clay Lilienstern|
|Color(s)||Red and Columbia Blue|
|Athletics||basketball, baseball, football, soccer, tennis, golf, track and field, cross country, trap shooting, volleyball, cheerleading, bowling|
University School of Jackson (USJ) is a college preparatory school located in northern Jackson, Tennessee, that educates students from PreKindergarten through the 12th grade. It is located at 222 McClellan Road between various pockets of new suburban neighborhoods.
Old Hickory Academy and Episcopal Day School began as two separate schools in 1970 Old Hickory Academy was an independent, non-church-related school which included primary education through a high school curriculum. Episcopal Day School was a smaller, parochial school which emphasized primary education, but had begun a high school program by 1986, enrolling grades nine and ten. In 1987 the two schools consolidated, forming University School of Jackson.
In 2007, the Interim Head of School, Don Coffey, was replaced by Clay Lilienstern, who came from Episcopal High School in Houston, Texas. In 2008, Upper School Director Dr. Roland Prudhon retired after 10 years. The current Upper School Director is Dr. Scott Phillipps, who came from the Walker School in Marietta, GA.
USJ fields more than a dozen athletics teams in the upper school and middle school.
The school's cross country program is coached by Chris Winter.
All hail to thee, dear USJ,
Now hear us as we sing;
We pledge our hearts and minds to thee,
Our loyalty we bring.
A beacon bright, a shining light;
An inspiration too,
Our loyalty belongs to you;
Our Alma Mater true.
Chamber and marching band
Directed by Tom Grant, the school's band competes in various competitions year long including musical, dance, and performance. The school's band room houses a variety of instruments which make possible the myriad of styles such as Jazz Band, Amazon Grooves Band, Louisiana Lullabies Band, and the Samba Band.
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