Welcome to Upper School


Welcome to UMS-Wright. From its beginnings as University Military School, and Julius T. Wright, UMS-Wright has continually enhanced its legacy of excellence in teaching and learning while striving to meet the mission of educating the whole student in mind, body, and spirit.  In my time here since 1993, I have witnessed what I feel to be the bedrock of the successes our students enjoy from K-3 through their senior year: RELATIONSHIPS.

The opportunities our students enjoy have so much to do with these relationships. The K-4 teacher who offers a welcoming hug to students as they become “Bulldogs” on our campus; the thrill a student feels when he is able to complete his first reading assignment; the joy shared between the teacher and student when multiplication tables are mastered; the satisfaction felt as middle school teachers and students complete service projects together; the shared accomplishment felt by our sophomores and juniors as they celebrate with their teachers the excitement of the first ACT scores; the jubilation parents and students share with our college counseling department after learning they are accepted to their choice college; the encouragement offered by our coaches as these young people learn to “play the game with honor”; the presentation of flowers presented by our students to the director of the play after so much hard work and preparation.  All of these successes are not germane only to UMS-Wright and there are certainly schools in which students succeed.  But what I have come to see as common occurrence is the sincere appreciation expressed as our recent graduates and cast of alumni time and again speak of their opportunities at this school and the influence their teachers and coaches made in their lives…. RELATIONSHIPS. Relationships that challenge and support at just the right time in the lives of the students we serve.

We certainly understand the connections that are made between students and teachers are critical to the confidence our students possess which allows them to explore concepts, take on tough problems, perform on the athletic field and courts, accept the lead in the play, support a friend in need, and give back to their community.  This confidence ultimately allows them to become individuals who reach their highest potential in mind, body, and spirit.  I welcome and encourage you to visit our campus and see how RELATIONSHIPS truly set us apart and set our students on the path of success. 

Wes Lathan

Upper School Principal 







Contact Information

  UMS-Wright Upper School
  telephone: 251-470-9036
  fax: 251-470-9050


Upper School


  Mr. Wes Lathan



Mrs. Meridy Jones 
Phone: 251-470-9029


College Counseling

  Dr. Kristin Odom

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