An award-winning independent school in Mount Pleasant, SC

Why USL?

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Experiential Learning

University School provides a learning environment like none other in the Lowcountry, combining rigorous academics with an intensive focus on experiential learning.

Caring Environment

USL is an invigorating and caring learning environment designed for high-achieving students who are kind, hardworking, curious, and smart. They are inspired and led by a dynamic, passionate, and empowered faculty. Offering grades 3-12 and serving approximately 80 students, University School seeks to develop self-confident, passionate, and empathetic learners who will make a positive difference in the world.

Hands-On Approach

Our customized, hands-on approach to learning fosters excellence in our students. We know that experiencing the world beyond our classroom walls creates students who are better prepared to be thoughtful, engaged citizens in the future.


As a small independent school, we have the flexibility to explore a variety of topics, participate in one-of-a-kind experiences, and engage in thought-provoking activities.

At University School of the Lowcountry, we make the Lowcountry (and beyond) our classroom.

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A group of students pause during a trip to visit the campus of Davidson College, a top-ranked private college in NC.
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USL students listen to a speaker at Clemson University’s Coastal Research & Education Center, which also houses several USDA labs.
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Reviewing multiplication tables is a lot more fun with the help of a mentor!

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.