Community Service

USL fulfills a public purpose by meeting clear community needs:

1) For above-average students.

2) In terms of programs, teaching/learning styles (especially experiential), and individualization for each student.

3) In maintaining a positive and nurturing culture that fosters achievement, service, and a sense of belonging. This endeavor involves students, teachers, parents, mentors, and members of the community.

4) For a strong community presence that positively affects its community, especially other schools and non-profit institutions.


USL has a long-standing tradition of serving our community through participation in Trident United Way’s Day of Caring.  This is one of the biggest Days of Caring in America, and we contributed over 500 hours of service for the 2016 event at 12 sites across Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester counties. Our students, faculty, parents, alumni, and alumni parents come together annually to make a difference, and you can see us in action through our Day of Caring slideshow.


USL fosters a sense of community and friendship by including others in our activities and cultural events. We have particularly meaningful relationships with:

Carter-May Assisted Living Center

Charleston-area homeschool families

Chicora Elementary

Christ Our King-Stella Maris School

East Cooper Montessori Charter School


Fresh Future Farm

Hibben UMC Preschool

International Primate Protection League

Jane Edwards Elementary

Midland Park Primary

Montessori of Mount Pleasant

Moultrie Middle School

Pinehurst Elementary

South Santee Senior and Community Center

Sweetgrass Assisted Living Village

Trident Academy

Windwood Farm Home for Boys