An award-winning independent school in Mount Pleasant, SC


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At University School of the Lowcountry, we value diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strive to create an environment where we experience different ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds to develop informed and empathetic student leaders. 

Our vision is to develop outstanding students who are well-prepared to be scholars, leaders, and global citizens of the future.  

We know we can achieve our vision through our intentional commitment to diversity. We strive to find purposeful ways to grow in our understanding and support of others. University School’s commitment to fostering an inclusive culture is top of our list. We recognize the challenge that a school our size can have when it comes to representation. Therefore, we seek opportunities to learn firsthand from underrepresented groups and cultures.  Instead of shying away from the challenge we face, we choose to lean in and learn. 

We are guided by the principle that seeking out and celebrating diversity enriches and empowers our experiences as a school. We conscientiously build connections by allowing those we interact with their freedom of thought and opinion while sharing our mutual respect. Our Learning Outside the Classroom (LOTC) experiences, hosted activities, and interactions with our communities are enriched by accepting each other as we are and celebrating our uniqueness and commonality. 

As global citizens of the future, we recognize that the way forward includes and embraces all our fellow travelers on this journey. 

At University School of the Lowcountry, our environment allows students to experience different ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds.

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Exploring important sites of Black history like Tulsa, OK teach students about the Black experience in America.
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The annual Green River Preserve Middle School trip has experiential learning opportunities that spark diversity of thought and creativity.
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Some of the Native American tribes USL students have visited are the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina, the Miccosukee tribe in Florida, the Suquamish tribe in Washington, and the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama.