Press Room

If you are a member of the press looking for information on University School of the Lowcountry, please contact Sarah Vega, our Director of Communications.


We distribute a monthly E-newsletter to members of the USL community--current families, alumni, mentors, prospective families, LOTC hosts, and other friends of our school. Past editions of the E-newsletter are available below, featuring highlights from LOTCs, a peek inside our academic classes, events, and so much more.

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Press Coverage


  • The Post & Courier

    Brian Hicks, a columnist for The Post & Courier, weighed in on the debate over Angie Thomas' book, The Hate U Give, being included on a summer reading list at Wando High School. In sharing his opinions, he described Wando and USL as "two of the best centers of learning you'll find anywhere." This is connected to additional P&C coverage, which included comments from our English teacher about the lessons to be learned from reading the book.

  • The Post & Courier

    There has been some controversy locally involving a book on Wando High School's summer reading list. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is a book that our students have read and discussed with English teacher Sara Peck, and in this article, she shares her personal thoughts about why the content of this book provides important insights and learning opportunities.

  • Charleston Today

    JASON KREUTNER is founder and head of the University School of the Lowcountry (USL) which is a third-through-twelfth grade independent school in Mount Pleasant. In addition to a standard curriculum where math, science, humanities, writing, and language are given strong emphasis, USL features small classes, flexible course work based on skill and progress, and a program of “learning outside the classroom” where students spend one day per week (on over 30 field trips per year) experiencing direct interaction with, and service to, the community—all with the goal of balancing each student’s intellectual, physical, emotional, ethical, and social development. Peter sat down with Jason recently to talk about education, technology, and change.

  • Lowcountry Parent

    Sandy Otap, a senior at the University School of the Lowcountry, is constantly focused on her dream of becoming a zoologist.

  • The Moultrie News

    Middle school students from University School of the Lowcountry (USL) competed in the South Carolina Independent School Association Regional Quiz Bowl competition on Feb. 7 and took home top honors. The students competed against Calhoun Academy, Dorchester Academy, and The Georgetown School, earning a 3-0 record and first place in the region for the fourth time in five years.

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