Lowell began in 1965 as a nursery school for three- and four-year-olds. The work of Haim Ginott greatly influenced how Lowell’s first teachers chose to speak with students, and his ideas continue to influence us today. For adults at Lowell, respect for children means being truly present, listening actively to their thoughts and feelings, and responding with empathy.
The Pre-Primary School embraces a child-centered approach called an “emergent curriculum.” This approach allows children’s interests to become the subject matter of some curricular exploration, while developmental milestones across the domains of learning form the foundation of our curriculum.
We provide dedicated time and space for our youngest students to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). They observe, wonder question, make theories, and then test and modify them. Our Wonder Lab promotes integrated exploration, and Director of Pre-Primary School Stefania Rubino leads weekly lessons.
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.