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Why University School?

For results. State Middle School Math Meet Champions 3x in the past four years (2013-2014, 2015-2016, 2016-2017) and Runners-up (2014-2015). State Middle School Quiz Bowl Runners-up (2014-2015 & 2016-2017) and Region Champions 3x in the past four years (2013-2014, 2014-2015, and 2016-2017). State High School Math Meet Runners-up (2015-2016). High School Quiz Bowl Region Champions (2015-2016). Head of School Jason Kreutner received SCISA's Dr. Charles S. Aimar Educational Leadership Award (Headmaster of the Year) for 2013-2014, which is presented annually to the most outstanding leader among the association’s 100+ schools. 82% of our students were honored with awards in the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 Scholastic Art & Writing competition, including 29 Gold Keys. USL won 4 of South Carolina's 50 national writing awards in 2015-2016 and one of 15 national Silver Medals with Distinction for a Writing Portfolio in 2016-2017. 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). Twice in our ten years of operation we've had as many state-recognized students of any school, public or private, in South Carolina. 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 3rd-8th grade 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. High School students make their own choices about global languages. 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 2-10+ high school credits in middle school. Click here to learn more.

Recent and Upcoming Events
Support University School through an Annual Fund contribution. Congratulations on 100% parent, faculty/staff, and board member participation for 2016-2017! That is three years in a row of full participation by all community members!

Click the links for a printable flyer to discover the highlights of 2015-2016 and the highlights of 2016-2017. You can also learn more about University School and read our recent newsletters: Fall 2016 , Winter 2017 , January 2017, February 2017, March 2017, April 2017, May 2017, and June 2017.

News

Opportunity for Interested Faculty/Staff Candidates for 2017-2018 -

Head of School Jason Kreutner has enjoyed coaching a summer swim team for almost 30 years, and the Moultrie News recapped the 2017 season and what it meant to Kreutner ("Snee Farm races to fourth straight City Meet championship") on July 17, 2017.

The Moultrie News spotlighted our top two high school graduates ("Meet the top grads of University School of the Lowcountry") on July 5, 2017.

Summer Activities - USL hosts several activities in the summer to allow incoming students and interested families to spend time with members of the USL community (fellow students, faculty, alumni, teen and young adult mentors). Here is the list of our activities from the Summer of 2017.

Wednesday, June 14 - STEAM-based learning activity with Cristan Lawrie then an Art project with USL's Art Teacher, Jaime Zollars
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Cost: no charge
University School

Wednesday, June 28 - Art with USL's Art Teacher, Jaime Zollars
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cost: no charge
University School’s gym

Wednesday, July 19 - Pottery Painting!
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
The Art Place Studio
1317 Long Grove Dr., Suite D - Mt. Pleasant, 29464 (#843-352-7323)
Cost: $5

Wednesday, July 26 - Water Taxi Ride from Mount Pleasant to the Charleston's Waterfront Park and the City Market (getting some ice cream!)
depart USL at 9 AM for 9:45 Water Taxi ride from Patriots Point, return 1-2 PM
Cost: $12 all day pass. Will need to make reservation online and purchase ticket in advance.

Sunday, August 6 - Charleston RiverDogs
5:05 PM
Cost: $7 admission - sign up with this link
Then enter this password: usl17
* All kids 12 years old and younger will receive a free food voucher as they walk through the gates.
Joe Riley Stadium, Charleston

Monday-Wednesday, August 14-16 - In-service for faculty and staff from 9 AM - 1 PM each day. Students and mentors will offer no-charge, on-site babysitting, and lunch is provided each day.

Thursday, August 17 - First day of the 2017-2018 school year -- University School's 11th year!

 

* University School has been awarded Darkness to Light's Partner in Prevention distinction every year since 2011.  We are 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.

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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