Lowell's rich program prepares students to thrive wherever they continue their education. We are proud to have helped our graduates find the schools that are the best match for their academic strengths, learning styles, and interests. Each year, our graduating students have a wealth of options from which to choose.
Lowell's planned expansion to 8th grade will give our graduating students the opportunity to change schools at a developmentally advantageous time. At this age, students are ready for a change, better able to withstand the scrutiny of competitive admissions, and capable of participating meaningfully in the decision-making process. Our 8th graders will also benefit from an even wider array of choices as they make the transition from middle to high school.
Schools Attended by Lowell Graduates
Moving on to High School: How Lowell Helps Families
Moving on from Lowell is both a major undertaking and a critical decision for parents and their children. Families are supported in this process in many ways. The Head of School plays a central role, offering guidance and advice throughout the year.
In the spring before students' final year at Lowell, parents meet with the Head of School to learn about the process. This meeting covers important dates, SSAT preparation, forms, teacher support, additional resources, and helpful tips on how to deal with anxiety. The Head of School also meets with parents to discuss an initial list of school choices. In the fall, parents begin school visits and may opt to meet with the Head again to discuss revisions to their lists.
Recommendations, Transcripts, and Testing
Each student's chosen schools receive a packet from Lowell that includes teacher recommendations, transcripts and a personal cover letter. Lowell also handles arrangements for testing accommodations and provides space on campus for SSAT tutoring if parents would like to arrange it.
After the Application
In January and February, the Head of School talks with the admissions officers in each school to promote Lowell students as candidates for admission.
The transition from middle to high school is an important one, and 8th graders are ready to be active participants in making this change. Lowell's strong middle school advisory program will support them at each stage in the process. In addition, helpful writing and vocabulary preparation are embedded in the curriculum, and time is set aside for students to learn and practice interviewing skills.