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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On Saturday, March 29, 2014, the University School team was one of the top performers, collectively and individually, at the Mathletics Competition hosted by Christ Our King-Stella Maris school. Over 200 students competed and came from as far as the Midlands of South Carolina. Congratulations to our students and teachers!
* Individual Event (Grades 5-6) - Thomas Boyle - 2nd place, Allison Li - 3rd place, Jonathan Roberts - 4th place
* Team Event (Grades 5-6) 1st Place - Thomas Boyle, Hannah Godsill, Mary Lee, Allison Li, Jonathan Roberts
* Individual Event (Grades 7-8) - Annabella Leone - 3rd place
* Team Event (Grades 7-8) 2nd Place - Alex Adragna, William Eustis, Annabella Leone, Sandy Otap, Campbell Sheidow
On March 4, 2014, our Middle School Quiz Bowl team won their region. We will take part in the State Quiz Bowl on April 2. All of our region competitors (Mason Prep School, Palmetto Christian Academy, and Northwood Academy) were adept and kind, and we all had a fun time. This was an amazing outcome considering it was our first time ever participating in a quiz bowl competition.
On November 25, 2013, Channel Four profiled our lobbying efforts on behalf of the submarine USS Clamagore at Patriots Point. The coverage included a presentation that Bob Howard, Operations Director, asked to make to our students in order to recognize their efforts and answer their questions.
On November 7, 2013, Head of School Jason Kreutner received the South Carolina Independent School Association's Dr. Charles S. Aimar Educational Leadership Award, which is presented annually to the most outstanding leader among the association’s 100+ schools.
USL's exit polling of the Mount Pleasant municipal races and our history of accurate election predictions formed the main elements of the lead election story ("School’s exit poll predicts Linda Page will be Mount Pleasant’s next mayor") for the Post and Courier on Election Night (November 5, 2013), and the results of the survey we administered were cited the following day in a story about the mayoral race results. USL's survey and its results were discussed -- especially the full-time mayor question -- in a feature article on Linda Page("From Just Passing Through, to Town Hall") (November 10, 2013). Click here for all of the information about our 2013 exit polling.
University School won First Place Team at the South Carolina Independent School Association Middle School Math Meet on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, and this included having two of the top three high scorers for the whole competition. Congratulations to the participating students (Alex Adragna - 3rd overall, Thomas Boyle, William Eustis, Jack Frain - 2nd overall, Ron Kalus, Reiley Lake, Annabella Leone, Allison Li, Alex Pawlik, Hayes Richards, Gabby Villacres) and the Middle School Math teachers (Mrs. Brockman, Mrs. Lawrie, Mr. Zenauskas, and Mrs. Callahan).
After exploring University school during the final weeks of the 2012-2013 school year, reporter Stratton Lawrence penned this story about what he discovered ("Learning Should Be Fun: A Revolutionary School Experience in Mount Pleasant")
4/8, Tuesday – HOSTED PERFORMANCE - University School will host the Jabali African Acrobats for a performance at 10 AM in the gym. Their thrilling performance exemplifies the link between athletics and the arts. One will witness incredible acrobatics, contortions, tumbling, human pyramids, and chair balancing skills turn to dance. Featured are the Congo Snake Dance, the Flaming Limbo Bar Dance, Skip Rope Footwork techniques, and comedy paired to electrifying music. Audience participation is always included. It is appropriate for all ages and lasts about 45 minutes. We will be joined by our friends from Montessori of Mount Pleasant, Hibben UMC, Christ Our King-Stella Maris School, Sweetgrass Assisted Living Village, Meeting Street Academy, Moultrie Middle School, Hibben Preschool, Trident Academy, and Charleston-area homeschool families.
4/11, Friday - World Languages Day - USL will host guest speakers, performers, and musicians representing the countries and cultures of the three languages each student learns (Latin, Spanish, and Mandarin). Representatives from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (we visited them last year in North Carolina) will be on-hand for a presentation, dancing, and crafts! *** Click here for the slideshow from 2013 .
4/14, Monday 4/18, Friday – Spring Break - school resumes on Monday, April 21.
4/23, Wednesday – LOTC - exploration of the aquaculture of clams, oysters and shrimp at Bill Cox's farm, Island Fresh Seafood, on Yonges Island.
4/25, Friday - Students & Mentors Activity - USL students and mentors will enjoy a movie, games, and food in the gym from 6:30-8:30 PM.
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