Press Room

If you are a member of the press looking for information on University School of the Lowcountry, please contact Jenny Hirsch, 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 Island Eye News

    Students Learn Through Exit Polling

    Students from University School of the Lowcountry researched Isle of Palms mayoral and town council candidates, as well as the $5.5 million marina referendum, as part of their annual exploration of elections and the democratic process. However, at USL, the research only provided the knowledge base for the hands-on learning to begin. Third through 12th graders from USL spent Nov. 7 polling voters at more than two-dozen sites around Charleston and Berkeley Counties, including the Isle of Palms Recreation Center and Isle of Palms City Hall. “Exit polling is an annual tradition at USL,” says head of school, Jason Kreutner.

  • News 2 / WCBD-TV

    Lowcountry students conduct exit polling following elections

    Students at the University School of the Lowcountry conducted their annual exit polling project following the November 7 elections.

  • The (Charleston) Post and Courier

    Students trace Martin Luther’s legacy in Charleston churches

    A rushing wind thrummed in the sanctuary walls of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church. Students from the University School of the Lowcountry had come to the downtown Charleston church to learn about Martin Luther's theological legacy as the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation approaches on Oct. 31. But organist emeritus Doug Ludlum, seated before them in the balcony at the organ console, wanted to share another part of Luther's story.

  • The Island Eye News

    Lessons in Gratitude

    High-level, individualized academics are at the core of University School of the Lowcountry’s (USL) educational philosophy, but equally important is the opportunity to build leadership and life skills among its student body.

  • The Island Eye News

    Local Citadel Grad Credits University School Of The Lowcountry

    Back in 2007, Isle of Palms resident Jacob Ufkes was one of the first students to attend University School of the Lowcountry (USL) during its inaugural academic year. Even then as a 7th grader, Ufkes said he knew the school’s unique approach to learning was going to have a lasting impact on him for the rest of his life.

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