Our Approach

Innovative and Intentional Design

A Lowell education honors how children learn and provides an environment that fosters their curiosity and efficacy. Students are regularly encouraged to participate, reflect on what is being taught, and take the initiative in forming their own ideas and presenting them to others. Our curriculum promotes higher-level thinking at every age and stage. We strengthen problem-solving skills by posing open-ended questions and inviting students to analyze and apply their knowledge. Teachers cultivate excitement for learning, drawing students in with relevant hands-on lessons and celebrating successes.

Avenues to Learning Are Varied

In addition to full-class activities, we provide small group and one-to-one interactions, frequent field trips, and experiential opportunities—both on and off campus. Investigating multiple perspectives is an essential element of the curriculum, and every student has a valuable voice in our learning community. Teachers form strong bonds with students, which leads to more in-depth discourse and the motivation to pursue knowledge even further.

Students Learn and Thrive

From our classroom environments and integrated curriculum to the respectful way we address one another and our commitment to inclusivity, equity, and multicultural understanding, there is purposeful design and rigor in everything we do to help Lowell students grow and thrive. Our approach enables children to learn more deeply, broaden their understanding of the world, and gain skills they will benefit from throughout their lives.
Lowell School is a private PK-8th grade school located in NW Washington, DC. Our mission is to equip children to think critically, engage purposefully, and live authentically.