Why University School?
For results. State Middle School Math Meet Champions (2013-2014). Head of School Jason Kreutner received SCISA's Dr. Charles S. Aimar Educational Leadership Award for 2013-2014, which is presented annually to the most outstanding leader among the association’s 100+ schools. 7th grade state-level recognition, scoring better than 50% of juniors & seniors, on Duke TIP SAT every year (over 40% of our participants since our founding). Click here to read what our parents have to say and click here for news about USL.
For learning by doing. The world is our classroom, and students explore and experience it first-hand through over 30 field trips per year. Click here for more information about the current year at University School and our hallmark Learning Outside the Classroom program (LOTC). Each student also participates in our job shadowing program to explore careers of interest.
For the study of global languages. Each student learns Mandarin, Latin and Spanish. USL is the only school in the state that has students receiving high-level instruction in three languages at the same time. Click here to learn more about our global languages and academic program.
For the human touch. USL features small class sizes and caring teachers. Students mentor and receive mentoring. Service and experiential learning foster empathy and commitment to improving the community. The student culture emphasizes civility and gratitude, and individualized learning enables students to earn from 2-7 high school credits in middle school. Click here to learn more.
Recent and Upcoming Events
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In August 2014, University School was designated a Partner in Prevention for the 2014-2015 school year by Darkness to Light. USL has been awarded D2L's Partner in Prevention distinction every year since 2011. We were part of the inaugural class for this, and it honors our commitment to the prevention of child sexual abuse and to helping children grow up healthy and whole. USL faculty is trained in Darkness to Light's Stewards of Children program every August, and all parent volunteers for overnight trips take the same program and have their backgrounds checked.
For the 2013-2014 school year , Head of School Jason Kreutner received the South Carolina Independent School Association's Dr. Charles S. Aimar Educational Leadership Award, which is presented annually to the most outstanding leader among the association’s 100+ schools.
After exploring University School last year, reporter Stratton Lawrence penned this story about what he discovered ("Learning Should Be Fun: A Revolutionary School Experience in Mount Pleasant")
10/14, Tuesday – HOSTED PERFORMANCE - University School will host Science of Sound for a performance of at 10 AM in the gym. Experience sound as you've never seen, felt, or heard it before. Use your voice to create a giant laser show. Run a resonance relay race. Rock out to odd instruments and sounds from students. Explore what makes music...musical! It is appropriate for all ages and lasts about 45 minutes. Guests will include our friends from Sweetgrass Assisted Living Village, Christ Our King-Stella Maris School, Hibben UMC Preschool, Moultrie Middle School, Montessori of Mount Pleasant, Trident Academy, Charleston-area homeschool families, and other groups from the community.
10/15, Wednesday – (AM) Younger grades - community building exercises and then community service by helping with Hibben Church's Pumpkin Patch and cleaning up in and around campus; older grades - take the PSAT in the morning and then community service at Hibben. (PM) Skill exercises and independent explorations of upcoming experiences and speakers in the afternoon.
10/18, Saturday – The USL community will assist Hibben UMC with their annual Fall Festival from 8 AM - 3 PM. To help support Hibben's meal outreach program, each USL family is asked to bring at least one canned good in advance of the Fall Festival.
10/19, Sunday – The USL community will have a game booth, assist with the CARTA info booth, and help with clean-up at the Mount Pleasant Children's Festival at Park West Recreational Complex (12 PM-5 PM). University School won Best School Booth in 2010 and 2013!
10/21, Tuesday – USL's High School Night. 8th graders and their parents are welcome to learn more about USL's Upper School and gain information about other options. This meeting is from 6:30-7:30 PM.
10/22, Wednesday – LOTC - Beginning at 8:30, we will take our school and individual photos with Pat Ring from Ring Photography at Alhambra Hall in the Old Village.
10/24, Friday – There will be no school for a faculty in-service day from 9:00-noon. Babysitting for faculty members' children and lunch will be provided.
Located in Mount Pleasant and serving the metro Charleston area, University School of the Lowcountry (USL) is an independent, non-sectarian, non-profit school for high-achieving students in grades 3-12 with tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status. Accredited by the South Carolina Independent School Association, USL is a school-provided laptop school and our curriculum is designed to engage our students at an advanced level. University School seeks to develop self-confident, passionate, and empathetic learners who will make a positive difference in the world.
Location & Mailing Address:
The campus of Hibben United Methodist Church
690 Coleman Blvd. - Mt. Pleasant, SC
843-884-0902 (Main) 843-884-0905 (Fax)
P.O. Box 665
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29465-0665