Jason Kreutner, raised in Mount Pleasant and a current resident, is founder and Head of University School of the Lowcountry. He has extensive experience as an educator and leader in independent schools and is a recipient of a National Association of Independent Schools NAIS Fellowship for Aspiring School Heads (2006-2007 cohort).
Prior to establishing USL, he was Dean of Students and then Director of Studies at Charleston Collegiate School, served as Upper School Dean and History Department Chair at Porter-Gaud School, and was Dean of Students and Humanities Instructor at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School in Columbia, SC.
He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the South Carolina Honors College (Baccalaureus Artium et Scientiae) and received his master’s degree from Emory University in History.
Kreutner was recognized by the South Carolina Independent School Association as the Headmaster “Rookie of the Year” for the 2007-2008 school year. In 2013, he received SCISA’s Dr. Charles S. Aimar Educational Leadership Award, which is presented annually to the most outstanding leader among the association’s 100+ schools. His leadership of USL was spotlighted in USC’s alumni magazine, Carolinian (“Chalkboard Champs”). He consults and has provided guidance to several existing and new independent and public schools.
We value learning by experience. We value individualized academics that allow every student to learn at his or her own pace. We value creating an environment where students of all ages interact with and learn from each other. We value exercising every morning, because it helps our students be better prepared to learn. We value teaching leadership and life skills, because we want our students to be confident and engaged citizens in our community, both today and in the future.