In the fall of 2010, 6th graders moved into the partially renovated Parkside Building on campus and became Lowell's first Middle School class. In the fall of 2011, 7th grade was added, and our first 8th grade is slated to graduate in June 2013.
Middle School students at Lowell experience a curriculum that asks them to tackle increasingly sophisticated conceptual themes and questions while acquiring the content-area knowledge and skills critical for high school. The curriculum is enriched by opportunities for in-depth independent study, skill- and experience-based groupings for math and Spanish, rich and rigorous science and humanities courses, guidance coaching, leadership development, a full arts program, social and environmental advocacy opportunities, and an expanded athletic program. To learn more about the Middle School Program, click here.
This project will allow Lowell to expand its rich program for all children and provide
middle school students with an inspiring 21st century learning environment they can call their own. The project will incorporate LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) features and make the building ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) accessible. The new spaces for the Middle School, some of which are pictured in the gallery at right, will include
a spacious library and technology center
two fully-equipped science labs
a black-box theater designed for teaching drama and theater tech
grade-level gathering spaces
a band room
an art suite
- a living roof
Lowell's expansion offers families the opportunity to join the School community for a full Pre-Primary to 8th grade experience and helps ensure a sustainable future by rightsizing the student body for Lowell's large and gracious campus.