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Why Jackson Prep?

Jackson Prep is unique in that students come from elementary and middle schools throughout the greater Jackson area. When you consider the variety of individuals who compose Jackson Prep, it is not surprising that our students’ talents and intellectual strengths are as diverse as their personalities. Because we are a community of learners, we value the academic abilities of each student, and we focus all of our resources to nurture each one’s special interests.

We invite you to learn more about Jackson Prep. No matter which elementary or middle school your child has attended, when it comes to preparation for college, Jackson Prep sets the standard for school excellence (PreK-3 through grade 12). After all, “preparatory” is in our is what we do best!

School Philosophy

Jackson Preparatory School seeks to provide excellence in education in an atmosphere conducive to the intellectual, cultural, social, spiritual, and physical development of its students. The school recognizes the needs of our times and accepts the challenge to develop each student's potential to the greatest extent possible.

Jackson Preparatory School strives to be a school where learning and character are nourished; where teachers and students are valued as individuals; where differences are respected and talents are nurtured; where success and honest effort are recognized and failures become instructive; where judgments are tempered with compassion and achievements with humility; where education is not an end in itself but a means to the individual's fulfillment as a contributing member of the world community.

Prep students have many opportunities to develop physically, socially, and emotionally through participation in a variety of co-curricular and extracurricular activities. The student government association, debate team, student publications, service clubs, academic honorary societies, band, choir, spirit teams, visual arts classes and exhibits, drama and musical theater productions, and special interest clubs are representative examples of the co-curricular activities available to students.

Jackson Prep strives to develop individual potential and prepare students for success in college and life, we strive to make our exceptional educational experience available to talented, motivated students from a range of socio-economic backgrounds.

Excellence. Caring. Opportunities. Success. Support. Character.


There’s a long list of priorities when selecting a school, so we appreciate your interest in Jackson Preparatory School. Please explore our website to envision how our faculty, students, and programs can create a compelling, personalized learning experience for your child. Then bring that vision to life by visiting our campus and encountering firsthand the vibrant sense of community, engagement, and variety that is Jackson Prep – from the dynamism of the three-year-olds in our PreSchool classes to the accomplished versatility of our college-bound seniors.

Whether you start your discovery through our website or a personal contact, we are excited to begin that journey with you…as together we begin to Discover Your Possibilities. If you have any questions about the admission process, contact Tracie Mallard, Director of Admission, at, or 601.939.8611 ext. 231.