Why University School?
For results. 85% acceptance rate to Academic Magnet High School (for the four graduating classes from 2008-2013, three times all applicants from a class were accepted -- 2009, 2010, 2012). 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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News - On Saturday, April 20, University School competed in Christ Our King-Stella Maris School's Mathletics Competition. We participated in Level 3 (grades 5-6) and Level 4 (grades 7-8), and our students and teams were outstanding:
Level 3 Individual Event (Grades 5-6): Thomas Boyle - 1st place, William Eustis - 5th place
Level 3 Team Event (Grades 5-6): 1st Place (Thomas Boyle, Robby Dullanty, William Eustis, Ron Kalus, Gabby Villacres)
Level 4 Individual Event (Grades 7-8): Alex Adragna - 2nd place, Sophie Bello - 4th place, Jack Frain - 5th place
Level 4 Team Event (Grades 7-8): 2nd Place (Alex Adragna, Sophie Bello, Patrick Boyle, Jack Frain, Olive Gardner)
Four University School 7th graders received State Recognition on the Duke TIP SAT for 2012-2013. Over 40% of USL students have received this honor in our history. Congratulations to Alex Adragna, Patrick Boyle, Annabella Leone, and Ture Nyman. For State Recognition, a student must achieve a score higher than 50% of college-bound juniors and seniors on one section of the SAT. Kudos to Alex Adragna for also receiving Grand Recognition (scoring better than 90% on one section of the SAT).
There are still limited openings for 2013-2014, and please contact us for more information.
5/15, Wednesday – LOTC - USL students will explore several areas of responsibility overseen by the Charleston County Department of Environmental Management. We will visit the Bees Ferry Landfill -- including its Composting Site, and our exploration will also include the County's Recycling Center on Romney Street in downtown Charleston. We will also visit GrowFood Carolina to learn more about their efforts to support local farmers by more efficiently connecting them with potential customers
5/16, Thursday – Eighth Grade Graduation and Lunch - eighth graders will cook and serve lunch for their families, USL faculty, and the Middle School in appreciation for their support and their experience at University School. Seventh graders will serve as apprentices, and the event will include speeches delivered by the eighth graders in which they thank their families, teachers, and friends and a slideshow.
5/22, Wednesday – LOTC - This day is set aside for a "Special Memory" trip chosen by consensus by the 8th graders. It will entail an LOTC, perhaps one they had in earlier years, that they wish to share with all of the other students.
5/24, Friday - (A) Last day of classes for the 2012-2013 school year; (B) Students & Mentors Activity - USL students and mentors will enjoy a movie, games, and food in the gym from 6:30-8:30 PM.
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 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