Why University School?
For results. State Middle School Math Meet Champions (2013-2014). 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 2-7 high school credits in middle school. Click here to learn more.
Recent and Upcoming Events
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10/21, Tuesday – (A) Members of the Upper School will travel to Mason Prep to share USL with the 8th graders during a lunchtime presentation. (B) USL's High School Night. 8th graders and their parents are welcome to learn more about USL's Upper School and gain information about other options. This meeting is from 6:30-7:30 PM.
10/22, Wednesday – LOTC - After beginning the day with a Morning Meeting class, we'll walk to Alhambra Hall in the Old Village. We will then take our individual photos with Pat Ring from Ring Photography, and then students will enjoy lunch and recess there. We will then return to work on our Art by Me and the MS Holiday Lights Greeting Card. Students will also learn more background information for the Prof. Bracey presentation (next Tues., 10/28). At 1:30, Stephen Schabel from the Center for Birds of Prey will screen the video that they filmed when we visited back in September.
10/24, Friday – There will be no school for a faculty in-service day from 9:00-noon. Babysitting for faculty members' children and lunch will be provided.
10/28, Tuesday –HOSTED LECTURE - University School will host Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer John H. Bracey Jr. Professor Bracey has taught in the W. E. B. Du Bois Afro-American Studies Department of the University of Massachusetts Amherst since 1972. He is coeditor of Afro-American Women and the Vote 1837-1965 (1997); Strangers and Neighbors: Relations Between Blacks and Jews in the United States (1999); and African American Mosaic (2004). He also was coeditor of the microfilm edition of the Papers of the NAACP. His current research projects include the NAACP and organized labor, and the politics of the Black Arts Movement. His current teaching efforts consider the intersections and interactions between (traditionally defined) Native Americans and African Americans as well as between Afro-Latinos and African Americans. The lecture about Blacks and Jews in American history is geared to high school ages and above, and it will last about 45 minutes. Guests will include our friends from Charleston-area homeschool families and other groups from the community.
10/29, Wednesday – LOTC - (A) University School will field two teams in the SCISA Middle School Math meet in Sumter, SC. Students will travel in the USL bus with Mrs. Brockman and Mrs. Lawrie.; (B) Preparation for exit polling.
10/30, Thursday – (A) Guest speaker - American Party candidate, Jill Bossi, running for the unexpired term of the US Senate seat currently held by Tim Scott. For more on our 2014 election and exit polling efforts, please click here. (B)University School will have representatives at the Eighth Grade Fair from 6:00-8:00 PM at Moultrie Middle School. You are welcome to come and learn more about our High School.
10/31, Friday – It is an annual tradition for students and faculty to "dress up" for Halloween. This is optional. Please just make sure your costume is Hibben Preschool-appropriate.
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