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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. Our prudent financial model makes USL a value, and a tuition reduction program makes our outstanding educational experience affordable to all families, regardless of their resources. Founded in 2007, 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, June 2017, and July 2017.

News

On August 10, 2017, The Island Eye News featured one of our first students (from 2007!) who has just graduated from college ("Local Citadel Grad Credits University School of the Lowcountry").

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.

8/21, Monday NO SCHOOL - We have NASA vendor-approved eclipse glasses for every student and faculty/staff member, and we will distribute them on Friday, 8/18.  Students are encouraged to enjoy this special experience safely and learn a lot! 

8/22, Tuesday – Regular classes begin

8/23, Wednesday – orientation for Learning Outside the Classroom and some additional Leadership and Life Skill activities. All students will also learn practical skills for personal safety from instructors from Charleston Krav Maga. 

8/25, Friday – Students & Mentors Activity - USL students and mentors will enjoy a movie, games, and food in the gym from 6:30-8:30 PM.

8/29, Tuesday – Back to School Open House in Hibben’s Sanctuary (6:00 PM)

8/30, Wednesday – LOTC - All students have another session to learn practical skills for personal safety from instructors from Charleston Krav Maga. MS/US students will begin Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED training.   Students will also have a session with Russell Horres, long-time friend of USL’s, about career exploration.  Part one focuses on process - how do I determine which career is best for me? Part two is specific to the health care professions and preparatory to job shadowing at in these fields (esp. connecting to our annual field trip there in December).

9/4, Monday – University School will be closed in honor of the Labor Day holiday. Classes resume on Tuesday, 9/5.

9/6, Wednesday – MS/US students will continue Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED training.  Students will also bake cookies, deliver them, and clean up the kitchen. This will allow students to gain practice with the responsibility inherent to LOTCs and meet our neighbors around Coleman Blvd.  

 

* 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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