Why University School?
For results. State Middle School Math Meet Champions (2013-2014). 85% acceptance rate to Academic Magnet High School (for the four graduating classes from 2008-2013, three times all applicants from a class were accepted -- 2009, 2010, 2012). 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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On Saturday, February 8, 2014, University School will hold its Annual Auction "Back to the Future" at Hobcaw Yacht Club at 6:30 PM. All members and supporters of the USL community are invited to join us for this event.
On November 25, 2013, Channel Four profiled our lobbying efforts on behalf of the submarine USS Clamagore at Patriots Point. The coverage included a presentation that Bob Howard, Operations Director, asked to make to our students in order to recognize their efforts and answer their questions.
On November 7, 2013, 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.
On November 8, 2013, The Island Eye News featured an article about our beach erosion and accretion exploration on Folly Beach and Sullivan's Island ("Learning From Sullivan's Beach Erosion").
USL's exit polling of the Mount Pleasant municipal races and our history of accurate election predictions formed the main elements of the lead election story ("School’s exit poll predicts Linda Page will be Mount Pleasant’s next mayor") for the Post and Courier on Election Night (November 5, 2013), and the results of the survey we administered were cited the following day in a story about the mayoral race results. USL's survey and its results were discussed -- especially the full-time mayor question -- in a feature article on Linda Page("From Just Passing Through, to Town Hall") (November 10, 2013). Click here for all of the information about our 2013 exit polling.
University School won First Place Team at the South Carolina Independent School Association Middle School Math Meet on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, and this included having two of the top three high scorers for the whole competition. Congratulations to the participating students (Alex Adragna - 3rd overall, Thomas Boyle, William Eustis, Jack Frain - 2nd overall, Ron Kalus, Reiley Lake, Annabella Leone, Allison Li, Alex Pawlik, Hayes Richards, Gabby Villacres) and the Middle School Math teachers (Mrs. Brockman, Mrs. Lawrie, Mr. Zenauskas, and Mrs. Callahan).
After exploring University school during the final weeks of the 2012-2013 school year, reporter Stratton Lawrence penned this story about what he discovered ("Learning Should Be Fun: A Revolutionary School Experience in Mount Pleasant")
There are still limited openings for 2013-2014, and please contact us for more information.
12/4, Wed. – LOTC - on-campus art experiences.
12/11, Wed. – LOTC- Medical University of South Carolina - It is a December tradition to visit and learn more about MUSC. The theme of this year's experience is "The Brain." After an overview of MUSC by Dr. Gerard Silvestri, Pulmonologist, students will learn about brains and how they work from Dr. Robert Turner, Pediatric Neurologist. Dr. James McElligott, Information Technology Director, will explain Telemedicine and the MUSC Reach Stroke Network. Students will then explore Neuroimaging with Dr. Maria Spampinato, Neuroradiologist. The day will conclude wth visiting and delivering holiday cards to patients at the Hollings Cancer Institute.
12/13, Fri. - On Friday, December 13, University School students, faculty, parents and mentors will enjoy a pizza dinner and each other’s company from 6:30-8:30 PM in the gym. Mr. Kreutner will also give a picture presentation about the first semester and the learning and activities the students and the community have been involved in. We also ask that each student bring a few durable food items that we will donate to the Lowcountry Food Bank and Holy Trinity AME Church. We are friends with the Lowcountry Food Bank and Pastor Brown at Holy Trinity AME Church on Mathis Ferry in Mount Pleasant (we have visited both places and gave food donations to them), and it would be great if we could provide some durable food items to them for the holidays. This is an annual tradition to support the Food Bank and the food outreach efforts of HT AME.
12/19, Th. - LOTC - LOTC - We will have our annual Winter Faiths/Holidays Interdisciplinary Day. We will learn about holidays and how they are celebrated by various faith and ethnic groups. This includes a visit to Brith Sholom Beth Israel synagogue in Charleston to learn more about Orthodox Judaism. *** Click here for the 2012 slideshow.
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 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