Lowell's mission is to create an inclusive community of life-long learners in which each individual is valued and respected. Our charge, then, is to strengthen minds, ensure equity, and honor individuality.
Lowell honors the individuality of each child. We give children time and space to grow and nurture the strengths of each individual. A fundamental understanding of
the developmental stages of cognitive, social, emotional, and physical growth
informs all that we do with children. We foster intellectual and emotional
self-reliance, with a guiding value of respect for each other. This approach provides
the foundation for children to be highly motivated learners with a strong sense
of self-worth and efficacy.
Lowell promotes active, collaborative learning with an emphasis on building conceptual understanding and developing strong creative, critical, and analytical thinking.
Carefully designed learning experiences and curricula are integrated
across subjects, draw on powerful, relevant content and student interests, and support the development of internal motivation and a strong voice. Learning at Lowell is
rigorous: thinking is emphasized over rote learning, and students are expected
to use their knowledge and skills creatively and practically. High expectations
of students are coupled with appropriate scaffolding so that students know what
to aim for and how to get there. In this way, Lowell prepares students to be
innovators and achievers who have the flexibility, skills, and inclination to
solve problems new and old.
Lowell is an intentionally diverse school. This is essential in preparing students for
a future that will demand deep multicultural understanding, strong collaborative skills, and commitment to one's local community and the larger world. At Lowell, we believe that an inclusive community contributes to intellectual stimulation and nurtures an inquisitive and open mind.