In Recent News...
The University School of the Lowcountry (USL) recognizes that grandparents have a tremendous influence in our students’ lives. Here’s what USL has been up to over the last couple of months. Safely operating during a Pandemic and advocating for students across South Carolina University School … Read more
Post & Courier: Charleston schools get creative with hands-on outdoor learning as pandemic continues
The cover article of the Home section of today’s Post and Courier (Sunday, 11/8) is “Charleston schools get creative with hands-on outdoor learning as pandemic continues,” and University School is one of the two schools spotlighted.
South Carolina Independent School Association Middle School State Quiz Bowl Championship
Congratulations to the team: Killian Fillippa, Ben Flessas, Frank Gibbes, Oakley Halpern, Waverly Lansford, and Clay Slaughter. They went undefeated against Porter-Gaud, St. Anthony’s (Florence), and Wilson Hall (Sumter)! This is our eighth year of competing in Middle School Quiz Bowl. This is our first State … Read more
Live 5 News: Mt. Pleasant school sets up tents for outdoor classroom space
Many thanks to Live 5 News and reporter Rob Way for sharing this story of a creative middle ground between remote learning and classes inside a building! Please ask your elected state officials to help make this option possible for South Carolina’s students, teachers, and their families. … Read more
Meet our guest speakers:
LOTC: Jennie Stephens – CEO of the Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation
On September 30, Dr. Jennie Stephens, CEO of the Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation (based in Charleston) spoke with our students. She also fielded questions from our students. Our school has a strong civics and understanding government component: we watch the news every day to … Read more
LOTC: Dr. Kendra Stewart – College of Charleston Department of Political Science Professor and Director of the Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Center for Livable Communities
On September 23, Dr. Kendra Stewart, Professor and Director of the Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Center for Livable Communities at the College of Charleston spoke with our students about federalism and all of the types of government that exist in America. She was very engaging, … Read more
LOTC: Julie Hussey – the League of Women Voters of the U.S.
On September 16, Julie Hussey from the League of Women Voters of the U.S. spoke with our students about being active and informed citizens. This includes how to be an effective advocate for issues one is passionate about. She also shared information about the League’s … Read more
LOTC: Joe Cunningham (D) – U.S. House Representative District 1
US House District 1 Representative Joe Cunningham spoke with our students on September 9. He discussed the difference between being a challenger and an incumbent, how competitive the First District is, and the issues he is most passionate about. Cunningham also shared his personal story, … Read more
LOTC: Angela Walker – Green Party VP candidate
Angela Walker, Green Party vice presidential candidate, spoke with our students on September 2. On the ticket with presidential candidate Howie Hawkins, Walker gave a different perspective on government leadership and the compelling issues facing our nation today. Of particular interest to our students, Walker … Read more
LOTC: Joan Zaleski – the League of Women Voters Charleston about the centennial of the 19th Amendment
On Women’s Equality Day, students had the opportunity to speak with Voters Service Director for the League of Women Voters Charleston, Joan Zaleski. This day is celebrated each year to commemorate the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in 1920. Joan spoke with … Read more