An award-winning independent school in Mount Pleasant, SC

A group of USL students and a teacher surrounding a table of Chinese food and tea


We invite you and your family to learn more about USL!

Our admissions process allows us to meet families, like yours, with curious and motivated students who would benefit from a University School education and be a welcome addition to our community. We’ll get to know each other through the admissions process, which includes a tour of the school, shadow days, and possibly joining us for one of our LOTCs or special events. 

University School of the Lowcountry is a proud Niche school Grade A honoree.
University School of the Lowcountry is a proud 2024 NICHE Best Private K-12 School honoree.
University School of the Lowcountry is a proud 2024 NICHE Best Private High School honoree.

Being in the Upper School makes me feel ready for the future. I feel like here, I have a voice and get to learn what I want to learn. For instance, this year my friends and I asked if we could take German, a class previously not offered, and the school created a German program.

– Major Manchester, University School Class of ’25

We’re ready for you. Are you ready for USL?

A group of students and adult chaperones pause outdoors with mountains in the background
The annual Intermediate School trip to Green River Preserve in the Blue Ridge Mounts of North Carolina focuses on three basic themes: cultural heritage, ecological respect, and stewardship. Students enjoy the outdoors with majestic mountain views while being led by mentor naturalists.
USL students touch and examine items on exhibit at a museum
USL students get the full measure of American and world history, which includes all of the staples of a classic education — with the comprehensive story achieved by visiting and learning directly from an array of experiences, like touring the King Center and the MLK, Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta.
An older student holds a puppet while another older student readers a book to a group of young children
Mentorship is one of the great things about having grades 3-12 on one campus together! Sometimes we also visit our preschool friends at Hibben.

Non Discrimination Policy: University School of the Lowcountry is committed to its growth as an institution that welcomes and values a diversified school community. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, economic background, or any other classification protected by law in the administration of its educational policies, financial assistance policies, or any other school policy or program.