In Recent News...
For the latest updates on the 2021-2022 school year, please see the "New Families" page under the Admissions section.
Students learn Red Cross, Krav Maga, Improv, and Yoga skills.
All of our students in our grades 3-12 school contribute 50+ hours of service to the community each year. We integrate community service into our regular school day program. Learning at a school that honors helping others and where students and teachers regularly assist others together makes this normal. This approach yields young adults who will help others and uplift their communities on their personal journey through life (click here for Lowcountry Parent 2022 article "How one local school celebrates Random Acts of Kindness Week all year round")
Learning Outside the Classroom - weekly field trips to experience the world (30+ per year)
2021-2022 & 2020-2021 SCISA State Math Meet - High School - 2nd Place
Nationally-recognized Safe COVID Operation Plan: empowered teachers, no spread on campus, no quarantines. This included lobbying local and state governments for tents and outside learning options for all of South Carolina's students (click here for P&C 2020 opinion article about our efforts "Is SC solution to safe school in the era of coronavirus under a big tent?")
2021-2022 SCISA Battle of the Books - High School - State Champions!
Hallmark Wellness Program (including morning exercise for all, daily time outside, gratitude, routines and predictability, scheduled time for socializing and relationship-building, and more)
2021-2022 SCISA Math Meet - Middle School State Champions (7th Title in 9 Years), including five of the top 10 individual competitors!
For the 2020 election, our oldest students answered the call and created a Youth Poll Worker program. There was national concern about polls staying open when traditional older poll workers were most impacted by the pandemic. This continued in 2021 and is now a permanent aspect of USL. Here is a 2020 WCBD-2 video about our program ("Lowcountry students sign up to work as poll workers on Election Day").
Holiday Break Service Program
Watch our video recap of our service program over the Holiday Break here.
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