An award-winning independent school in Mount Pleasant, SC

Are you curious about USL? We’re curious about you too.

A learning environment like none other in the Lowcountry.
Where rigorous academics intersect intensive experiential learning.
Experiencing the world beyond classroom walls guides students to excel
and be thoughtful, engaged citizens for our future.

Three Divisions, One Caring Community

Discover Intermediate School

Our engaging and responsive curriculum provides our youngest students agency and voice in their learning.


Discover Middle School

In grades 6-8, our students are stepping into their growth as students, community members, and engaged citizens.


Discover Upper School

Upper School fosters holistic growth and readiness for the world beyond school walls, promoting critical thinking, empathy, leadership, and communication skills.


What sets USL apart?

University School of the Lowcountry’s small class size, award-winning faculty, intensive experiential learning program, and personalized academic approach prepare high-achieving students to be engaged and informed global citizens and leaders of the future. 

University School of the Lowcountry is a proud 2024 NICHE Best School honoree.

USL at a Glance

usl 6 to 1 teacher ratio

teacher ratio

usl 50 pct teachers adv degrees

Teachers with
advanced degrees

usl four toys six yrs

Number of Teachers of the Year from USL in six years

usl 30 plus field trips yr

Number of LOTCs/
fields trips each year

usl 50 plus comm srvc hrs yr

Community service hours per student each year