Lowell's motto of strengthening minds, ensuring equity, and honoring individuality guides our approach to academic support.
It is our goal to have a developmentally appropriate, engaging, and rigorous curriculum designed in such a way as to meet the needs of a wide range of learners. Our students bring differing strengths and interests to the program. By addressing multiple intelligences and varied learning styles in curriculum design, we are able to meet these learners' needs in an effective and welcoming manner. Teachers work hard to accommodate the diverse needs of their students within the classroom environment.
Because we recognize that social, emotional, and academic growth are very much intertwined, teachers and other school personnel pay close attention to each child's well-being in all these areas. In some cases, however, this is not enough to ensure that a child fully reaches his or her potential. In these cases, teachers and support personnel work together with parents to fully understand and work to address a child's needs. This can include, but is not limited to, classroom accommodations, pull-out support with a resource teacher, a behavior plan with the child, and additional outside assessment and support.
Overseeing this process is Lowell's Director of Learning Services who works closely with our school counselor, teachers, and administrative team. Lowell tries to ensure that all of our students get the support that they need, and that all of our teachers and parents have the information that they require to respond to the needs of students.
When necessary for a child's continued growth and well-being, Lowell then works with the family to facilitate any additional support and classroom accommodations. Outside evaluation and one-on-one tutoring support beyond the classroom are not included in the tuition, but can often be accommodated at Lowell. In the event that a child's needs are beyond what Lowell can support and accommodate, even with additional support, Lowell provides guidance and support in finding an educational environment that would better respond to that child's strengths and needs.