Learning Outside the Classroom (LOTC)
Learning Outside the Classroom (LOTC) is a hallmark of the University School experience. We believe the Lowcountry is our classroom, and students in every grade spend one day per week away from campus having experiences that challenge and inspire them. This entails over 30 field trips per year to experience everything from live theatre to landfills and plantations to museums.
In addition, we welcome many guest speakers and performers to our campus throughout the year. We enjoy hearing from elected officials and candidates, as well as members of our community with unique stories to share, and the performances range from science-based action to dance. Download our 2018-2019 Cultural Events schedule!
Want to read more about how a year full of hands-on learning opportunities inspires our students? Visit our Year-in-Review page to see highlights from each academic year, or keep scrolling for links to LOTC Reflections written by our students.
“The Senegalese dance troop was very interesting. This was the second time I saw them. They are more incredible each time! They used multiple instruments, like drums, and tambourines. It was very loud, but still amazing. I enjoyed the show.” Shared by Riley White – … Read more
“Keegan Filion was a very interesting experience. We saw all the animals, and they didn’t even process the meat and food there. They had animals such as baby chicks, chickens, turkeys, roosters, hogs, and baby pigs with their mamas. Mr. Keegan Filion was a very … Read more
“Drayton Hall was an amazing experience! It was full of facts and is was very interactive. We got to tie knots, “shoot” guns, and decide what we would do if we were slaves during the Revolutionary War.” Shared by Nate White, Grade 4
The Naturalization Ceremony at the Charles Pinckney National Historic Site was very interesting. It was so cool to hear all the different countries the applicants were from. I heard: Romania, Colombia, Russia, Hong Kong, China, Philippines, and Germany, to name a few. There was somewhat … Read more