Curriculum At-A-Glance

Pre-Primary School Curriculum

Teachers use an approach called the emergent curriculum. Drawing on student interests, they create a vibrant learning environment that guides children to reach appropriate milestones in the primary domains of development. In addition, they help children develop their skills and understanding in various specialist classes. You can read more about the domains of development and specialist classes on the Pre-Primary School Curriculum page.

Domains of Development

Social + Emotional Development
Language + Communication
Cognitive Development
Physical Development

Pre-Primary Specialist Activities

Science + STEM Education
Creative Arts
Physical Education
Library Time

Primary School Curriculum

You can read more about the subject areas listed below and what is taught at each grade level on the Primary School Curriculum page.

Primary School Subject Areas

Language Arts
Social Studies
Physical Education + Dance
Music and Drama
Visual Arts

Middle School Curriculum

You can read more about the core classes and required seminars listed below, as well as course content at each grade level, on the Middle School Curriculum page.

Core Classes

Humanities (English + History)
Visual Arts

Required Seminar Classes

Academic Technology (6–8)
Sexuality Education and More (6–8)
STEAM (6–8)
Theater Arts (6–8)
Circuits, Motors, and Coding (6)
Cultural Affairs and Current Events (6)
Study and Organizational Skills (6)
Identity, Rights, and Power (7)
Middle Eastern Studies (7)
Service Learning (7)
Activism Through Service Learning (8)
Constitutional Law (8)
Global Affairs and Perspectives (8)
Project of Discovery (8)
Yoga, Meditation, and Wellness (8)
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Washington, DC 20012
Lowell School is a private PK-8th grade school located in NW Washington, DC. At Lowell students gain the knowledge, skills, and social-emotional literacy to be the bold leaders and creative problem solvers our world needs.