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Why University School?

For results. State Middle School Math Meet Champions (2013-2014) and Runners-up (2014-2015). 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 2-10+ high school credits in middle school. Click here to learn more.

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News

Thursday, December 11 - University School of the Lowcountry will have an Open House. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at USL’s campus (690 Coleman Blvd. in Mount Pleasant), and interested families are welcome to drop by and learn more about the school. There will be a formal presentation from 6:15-7 p.m., and there will be time beforehand and afterward to meet and ask questions of students, teachers and parents. University School of the Lowcountry is geared to high-achieving students in grades three-12, and features experiential learning through 30 field trips per year and instruction in Mandarin, Spanish and Latin (students take all three each year).

On November 14, University School students, faculty, and parents took part in National Day of Caring service projects at eleven sites across Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester counties through the Trident United Way in the Lowcountry. This is one of the biggest Days of Caring in America, and we contributed over 500 hours of service at Midland Park Primary, Jane Edwards Elementary, Windsor Hill Elementary, Chicora Elementary, FamilyCorps, Carter-May Assisted Living Home, Berkeley Citizens, International Primate Protection League, South Santee Senior and Community Center, Fresh Future Farm, and Windwood Farm Home for Boys.

The Post and Courier featured a story on our exit polling on Election Night: "Exit poll good news for Gov. Nikki Haley, school and library referendums." Channel 2 interviewed one of our exit polling groups at M. Pleasant Municipal Complex, and the result is a neat video and insightful article: "Kids exit poll Lowcountry voters." Channel 5 News also spotlighted this experience for our students on their website: "Students, not old enough to vote, find success predicting election outcomes." Click here for the full results of our 2014 Election Day Exit Polling and here for a video explanation of our exploration of civics and exit polling.

On Wednesday, October 29, we won Second Place Team at the South Carolina Independent School Association Middle School Math Meet, and this included having three of the top six high scorers for the whole competition (over 25 schools and 200+ students)! We fielded two teams, and they got 2nd and 9th overall. Congratulations to all of the participating students (Thomas Boyle, William Eustis - 4th overall, Kat Favre, Jack Frain - 2nd overall, Julian Griffin, Ron Kalus, Sabrina Lawrence, Mary Lee, Allison Li - 6th overall, Alex Pawlik, and Isabel Prioleau) and our Middle School Math teachers: Mrs. Brockman, Mrs. Lawrie, and Mr. Zenauskas! 

11/26-28, Wednesday-Friday – University School will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. Classes will resume on Monday, December 1.

12/2-3, Tuesday-Wednesday – After-school art class with Ms. Mila Garro.  These two sessions, each lasting an hour from 3:30-4:30, will allow a student to create a work using the Japanese style of Oshibana.  A native of the Ukraine, Garro now lives in Mt. Pleasant and creates and teaches art (click here to read a profile of Garro from the Moultrie News).  It should be a fun experience, and the class is limited to 10 students.  For more details or to sign up, please contact Mrs. Hubbard.

12/3, Wednesday – LOTC - on-campus classes, thank you card writing, and preparations for the upcoming MUSC and Faith exploration field trips.

12/10, Wednesday – LOTC- Medical University of South Carolina - It is a December tradition to visit and learn more about MUSC. Students receive and overview of MUSC and explore the Simulation Center and the Sleep Lab. The day will conclude wth visiting and delivering holiday cards to patients at the Hollings Cancer Institute.

12/11, Thursday – University School of the Lowcountry will have an Open House. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at USL’s campus (690 Coleman Blvd. in Mount Pleasant), and interested families are welcome to drop by and learn more about the school. There will be a formal presentation from 6:15-7 p.m., and there will be time beforehand and afterward to meet and ask questions of students, teachers and parents.

12/16, Tuesday – Middle School students, their families, and the faculty will enjoy the annual Middle School luncheon. Themes from earlier years include items from Charleston Receipts. Mediterranean dishes, and a traditional Southern picnic. Mrs. Logan's brainchild is a wonderful way to celebrate Thanksgiving!

12/19, Friday - LOTC - As is customary, we will have our annual Winter Faiths/Holidays Interdisciplinary Day on the last day of the semester.  We will learn about holidays and how they are celebrated by various faith and ethnic groups. This year we will learn more about the Catholic Church, and this will entail visiting Blessed Sacrament Church in West Ashley. Students will also learn about outreach to the Spanish-speaking community and hear part of a Mass in Spanish. Students will also travel to a local Lutheran church to learn more about this Christian denomination, its history, and beliefs.

12/22, Monday - 1/4 Sunday - Winter Break Holiday. Classes resume on Monday, 1/5.

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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