Calendar

2017-2018 School Year Calendar
2017-2018 Special Events
Summer 2017 Activities

2017-2018 School Year Calendar

University School will largely follow the calendar of the Charleston County School District. The following is a list of key dates for the academic year (click here for a printable version):

8/14 (Mon) - 8/16 (Wed)....Faculty In-Service (No Students)
8/17 (Th).......................Opening Day
8/25 (Fr)........................Mentor Night in the Gym (6:30-8:30)
8/29 (Tu)......................."Back to School Night" at 6:00 PM
9/4 (Mon)......................Labor Day Holiday - School Closed
9/20-22 (Wed-Fri)............Intermediate School trip to Seabrook Island
9/27 (Wed).....................Scheduled day for Parent/Teacher conferences
...................................Can arrange these at any point during the year
9/29 (Fr)........................Mentor Night in the Gym (6:30-8:30)
10/4 (Wed).....................Hosted Show - Pacific Islands Dance Arts (10:00 AM)
10/9 (Mon).....................Open House for Interested Families (6:00)
10/11 (Wed)...................PSAT administration
10/15 (Sun)....................USL Game Booth at Mt. Pleasant Kids' Festival
10/18 (Wed)...................End of First Quarter
10/20 (Fri)......................Faculty In-Service (No Students)
10/23 (Mon)....................Pizza Dinner and 1st Quarter Slideshow (5:45-7:00)
10/27 (Fr)........................Mentor Night in the Gym (6:30-8:30)
11/6 (Mon).....................Open House for Interested Families (6:00)
11/7 (Tu).......................Annual Exit Polling LOTC experience
11/14 (Tu)......................Annual Potluck Dinner and Holiday Lights at JI Park
11/17 (Fri)......................LOTC - Trident United Way's Day of Caring
11/22 (Wed) – 11/24 (Fri)...Thanksgiving – School Closed
11/29 (Wed)...................Hosted Show - Plantation Singers (10:00 AM)
12/4 (Mon).....................Open House for Interested Families (6:00)
12/15 (Fr).......................Mentor Night in the Gym (6:30-8:30)
12/21 (Th)......................End of Second Quarter & First Semester
12/22 (Fri) – 1/2 (Tu).........Winter Break
1/3 (Wed)......................Faculty In-Service (No Student
1/4 (Th).........................School resumes
1/4-1/10 (Th-Wed)............Middle School Gulf Coast trip (AL, GA, FL)
1/15 (Mon).....................MLK, Jr. Holiday – School Closed
1/18 (Th).......................Hosted Show - Fabuluous Chinese Acrobats (10:00 AM)
1/31 (Wed).....................Scheduled day for Parent/Teacher conferences
...................................Can arrange these at any point during the year
2/3 (Sat)........................Middle School Winter Dance
2/16 (Fri).......................Annual Southeastern Wildlife Expo LOTC
2/19 (Mon).....................Presidents’ Day – School Closed
Feb-Early-March...............Annual Auction (Date TBD)
3/1-3/29........................Stanford Achievement Tests (Wednesdays, grades 3-8)
3/9 (Fri).........................End of Third Quarter
3/30 (Fri)........................Faculty In-Service (No Students)
March-April......................Upper School New England trip (Dates TBD)
4/2 (Mon) – 4/6 (Fri)..........Spring Break
4/10 (Tu)........................Hosted Show - Senegalese Drum and Dance (10:00 AM)
5/9 or 5/10 (Wed/Th).........8th Grade Graduation (11 AM speeches, noon lunch)
5/21 (Mon).......................High School Graduation (9:30 AM)
5/22 (Tu).........................Last Day for Students
5/23 (Wed) – 5/25 (Fri).........Faculty In-Service (No Students)
5/28 (Mon).......................Memorial Day – School Closed

2017-2018 Special Events

Click here for the list of artistic and cultural performances that the students will experience and learn from in 2017-2018.

Please see the "Current Students" page for the full list of all field trips (LOTCs), guest speakers, competitions, community events, hosted performances, etc.

2017 Summer Activities

Summer Activities - USL hosts several activities in the summer to allow incoming students and interested families to spend time with members of the USL community (fellow students, faculty, alumni, teen and young adult mentors). Here is the list of our activities from the Summer of 2017.

Wednesday, June 14 - STEAM-based learning activity with Cristan Lawrie then an Art project with USL's Art Teacher, Jaime Zollars
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Cost: no charge
University School

Wednesday, June 28 - Art with USL's Art Teacher, Jaime Zollars
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cost: no charge
University School’s gym

Wednesday, July 19 - Pottery Painting!
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
The Art Place Studio
1317 Long Grove Dr., Suite D - Mt. Pleasant, 29464 (#843-352-7323)
Cost: $5

Wednesday, July 26 - Water Taxi Ride from Mount Pleasant to the Charleston's Waterfront Park and the City Market (getting some ice cream!)
depart USL at 9 AM for 9:45 Water Taxi ride from Patriots Point, return 1-2 PM
Cost: $12 all day pass. Will need to make reservation online and purchase ticket in advance.

Sunday, August 6 - Charleston RiverDogs
5:05 PM
Cost: $7 admission - sign up with this link
Then enter this password: usl17
* All kids 12 years old and younger will receive a free food voucher as they walk through the gates.
Joe Riley Stadium, Charleston