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.
Recent and Upcoming Events
Support University School through an Annual Fund contribution. We already have 100% parent and faculty/staff participation for 2014-2015!
Click here for printable flyers to learn more about University School , to examine a recap of the first semester of the 2014-2015 school year, and to see the highlights of a representative month of the school (April 2015)!
USL 7th grader Turner Hill traveled to Washington, D.C. to lobby Congress on behalf of MUSC ("Children lobby for the Medical University of South Carolina on Capitol Hill"). * From the July 6, 2015 edition of The Post and Courier.
On Saturday, April 18, 2015, University School was one of the top performers, collectively and individually, at Christ Our King-Stella Maris School’s Mathletics Competition. Over 250 students competed, and schools participating included local independent & public schools and Catholic schools from across the entire state. Congratulations to our students and teachers!
* Level 2 Individual Event (Grades 3-4) - 2nd Place - Charlotte Adragna
* Level 3 Individual Event (Grades 5-6) - 1st Place - Garrison Wettengel
* Level 3 Team Event (Grades 5-6) - 2nd Place - Dylan Brockman, Mary Lee, Anna Misciagna, Isabel Prioleau, Zayaan Tirmizi
* Level 4 Individual Event (Grades 7-8) - 2nd Place - Jack Frain,
4th Place - Thomas Boyle
* Level 4 Team Event (Grades 7-8) - 1st Place - Thomas Boyle, William Eustis, Jack Frain, Julian Griffin, Allison Li
On April 14, 2015, we took part in the 150th anniversary commemoration of the raising of the US flag at the end of the Civil War at Fort Sumter. **Please enjoy this video of the day! **
Sara Peck, our MS/US Writing teacher, created a Novel Club last year (2013-2014). It meets on Fridays after school, and last year's efforts culminated in three students submitting novels to the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition. Congratulations to Allison Li, 7th grade, for being honored with a regional Gold Key for her medieval fantasy novel entitled Unity! Her work is now being considered for national recognition. As for the Novel Club, there are now nine students who are writing novels for next year's competition!
Seven of our 7th grade students qualified for State Recognition based on SAT scores received during 2014-2015 academic year (Thomas Boyle, Daniel Kalus, Ron Kalus, Sabrina Lawrence, Allison Li, Cayleigh Nicholson, Gabby Villacres). They earned the award by scoring at or above the national average (better than 50% of the nation’s high school juniors and seniors) on at least one part of the SAT. A USL 7th grade student has garnered State Recognition every year that the School has been in operation, and over 40% of our students have achieved State Recognition in our history. Congratulations!
On March 5, 2015, our Middle School Quiz Bowl team won 2nd place in the State Quiz Bowl today in Columbia! The competition began last month with 30+ teams in nine regions, and the nine region winners met today in three groupings. In the morning session we defeated Pinewood Prep and St. Anne Catholic (Sumter), and then we faced off against St. Joseph's Catholic (Columbia) and St. Andrew's School (Savannah). We beat St. Andrew's, and then St. Joseph's did as well. This set up the Championship match, and St. Joseph's prevailed. We are especially pleased because this was only our second year participating in the Quiz Bowl competition! All of the teams were spirited and talented, and we enjoyed the the entire day. Cardinal Newman did an exceptional job hosting all of the teams and making us feel welcome. We are proud of our team members: Miko Crowley, Jack Frain, Ron Kalus, Sanders Linker, Isabel Prioleau, Garrison Wettengel, and Daniel Kalus! * Thanks also to the students and faculty at University School of the Lowcountry for the kind banner that they made for the team!
8/24, Monday – Back to School Open House in the gym (6:00 PM). Middle and Upper School parents will provide complimentary babysitting for children of parents and faculty/staff.
8/26, Wednesday – LOTC - As part of preparation for our off-campus experiences, students will learn practical skills for personal safety from instructors from Charleston Krav Maga. MS/US students will continue Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED training. US students will travel around Mt. Pleasant and North Charleston to examine the rental market, including following the process to rent an apartment.
9/2, Wednesday – LOTC - As part of preparation for our off-campus experiences, Mount Pleasant Police Department personnel will offer a personal safety course to the entire student body. All students will continue learning practical skills for personal safety from instructors from Charleston Krav Maga. MS/US students will continue Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED training.
9/3, Thursday – Support USL - Family-style Spaghetti Dinner and Salad (serves 4-6). Order from Mrs. Hubbard by Wednesday, 9/2 for $25. Take home at car-pool pick-up today.
9/7, Monday – University School will be closed in honor of the Labor Day holiday. Classes resume on Tuesday, 9/8.
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