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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.

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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")

Upcoming Events

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9/17, Wednesday - LOTC - activities in and around campus. The main focus will be learning strategies (how to deal with anxiety, how to best take notes, the importance of sleep, how failing helps one learn, etc.) and advisory group activities. Some students will attend the annual Constitution Week Naturalization Ceremony at the Charles Pinckney National Historic Site. Students will witness as 95 people from over 45 countries will become United States citizens.

9/18, Thursday - From 5:45-7:00 PM. University School students, faculty, parents and mentors will enjoy a pizza meal together and each other’s company.  Mr. Kreutner will also give a picture presentation about the opening weeks of school and the learning and activities the students and the community have been involved in. 

9/24, Wednesday – LOTC - MS - tour of the Clemson University SCE&G Energy Innovation Center; IS - TBD.

9/26, Friday – Students & Mentors Activity - USL students and mentors will enjoy a movie, games, and food in the gym from 6:30-8:30 PM

10/1, Wednesday - (A) LOTC - MS/US tour of the Boeing plant, IS - Clemson University SCE&G Energy Innovation Center; October 1 (Wed.)...(B) At 4 PM, we will help the Hibben UMC community unload and arrange the pumpkins on the lawn facing Coleman Blvd. Afterwards enjoy a free pizza dinner!

10/2, Thursday...University School will be represented at the High School Fair at Mason Prep School from 6:30-8:00 PM.

10/6, Monday – University School will have representatives at the First Grade Fair from 5:30-7:30 PM at Second Presbyterian Kindergarten (342 Meeting Street, Charleston 29403).

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

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