We seize opportunities to advance the spirit of innovation in all of our STEMgineers. From the exploration of levers and pulleys in Pre-Primary School to robotics challenges in 8th grade, students have opportunities at every level to apply their skills and understanding in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

STEM at Lowell

From Pre-Primary School through 8th grade, you will find STEM integration at all levels. Students engage in inquiry or problem-based units that successfully build a deeper and more meaningful understanding of the experimental design process. Developing skills to communicate, question, research, analyze, and review helps our students prepare for their future.

Lowell’s STEM integration is defined by an exceptional teaching staff, a rigorous program, and an innovative vision that prepares students for our interconnected and global world. The commitment to this integration is a natural fit with our progressive approach to education and our highly collaborative faculty. 

Want to encourage your child’s interest in STEM? Check out this STEM booklist from our faculty.

Read more: “The Importance of Make Empowerment” by Steve Morris.

Our Stem Spaces

Lowell has many spaces that support our robust STEM program.
  • an engineering fabrication lab
  • three science labs
  • two makerspaces
  • two woodshops
  • three art workshops


Lowell’s annual STEMFest hums with energy. Students, teachers, and parents present projects expo-style and enjoy interactive stations for all ages. Want to learn to build a better catapult? Make a keyboard out of a banana, USB cable, jumper wires, and some alligator clips? Or make your own screen saver? You can at STEMFest!

1640 Kalmia Road NW
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.