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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10/28, 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. The lecture is entitled "Strangers and Neighbors: Blacks and Jews in American History," and it will last about an hour. It begins at 10 AM and is free and open to the public.
10/29, Wednesday – LOTC - (A) University School will field two teams in the SCISA Middle School Math meet in Sumter, SC. (B) We will visit Magnolia Gardens in West Ashley. It is one of the three major plantations that are adjacent to each other on Highway 61 (Drayton Hall and Middleton Place are the others). This is in line with our tradition of visiting a different plantation each year to compare and contrast them (Hampton Plantation in McClellanville is also part of our regular rotation). Along with the tour of the gardens and swamp, we'll explore the full property and take part in the Slavery to Freedom experience at the restored slave cabins.
10/30, Thursday –(A) Guest speaker - United States Senator Tim Scott, Republican Party, who is running to serve the unexpired term to which he was appointed. He will speak and answer questions at 12:15. Our other scheduled speaker, American Party candidate, Jill Bossi, running for the unexpired term of the US Senate seat currently held by Tim Scott, has had to postpone her visit. 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.
11/4, Tuesday – ELECTION DAY LOTC - Our main effort will be exit polling at various precincts around the county. Each student will visit at least two precincts in different areas of the the Lowcountry to get a sense of what is motivating voters at the polls. We will also make an effort to predict the outcomes using our exit poll results. Click here for the results of our 2013 exit polling.
11/5, Wednesday – LOTC - We will review the results of Tuesday's election. In the afternoon, students will have a presentation about creativity and music from classical pianist Vladimir Pleshakov.
11/6, Thursday - LOTC - HOSTED PERFORMANCE - University School will host the Fabulous Chinese Acrobats for a performance at 10 AM in the gym. Presenting feats of extreme balance, contortion, and athletic skill, these teenage acrobats travel the world thrilling audiences and representing Chinese culture. It is appropriate for all ages and lasts about 45 minutes. Guests will include our friends from Sweetgrass Assisted Living Village, Hibben UMC Preschool, Moultrie Middle School, Charleston-area homeschool families, and other groups from the community.
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