Minicourses

Minicourses complement a rigorous day of academic learning by providing students with invaluable opportunities to explore and sustain their curiosity and creativity. There are courses for children of all ages, although most offerings are geared toward Pre-Primary and Primary School children.

Five sessions of six-week courses are offered each year, and selections vary from session to session. We ask that parents send an additional snack in the afternoon.

Pre-Primary School

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  • Art and Storytelling with Drew

    Students will explore five popular children’s stories and create storytelling props to retell their favorite fairytales. Join Drew for this exciting class that brings stories to life.

    Schedule: Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 pm
    Age: 4 years old
    Cost: $150

    Register Today!
  • Spanish Clubhouse with Nuria

    Join Nuria for a mix of Latinx culture and language lessons taught through art! All classes are in Spanish.

    Schedule: Mondays, 3:30-4:30 pm
    Age: 3 years old
    Cost: $150

    Register Today!
  • Yoga with Nuria

    Yoga at an early age promotes self-esteem and body awareness. Children derive enormous benefits from this non-competitive physical activity. It enhances their flexibility, strength, and coordination. Also, it improves concentration and encourages calmness and relaxation.

    Schedule: Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 pm
    Age: 3 years old
    Cost: $150

    Schedule: Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 pm
    Age: 4 years old
    Cost: $150

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Kindergarten

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Art and Storytelling with Drew

    Students will explore five popular children’s stories and create storytelling props to retell their favorite fairytales. Join Drew for this exciting class that brings stories to life.

    Schedule: Thursdays, 3:45-4:45 pm
    Cost: $150

    Register Today!
  • Creative Architecture with Children of Bisheh

    In this course, children will design and build three-dimensional buildings limited only by their imagination. They’ll learn how architects combine functional needs for a building with designs that excite our imaginations. They will use simple materials to turn their imagination into reality.

    Schedule: Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30 pm
    Cost: $150

    Register Today!
  • Intro to Team Sports with Hendres

    Does your child like a variety of sports and activities? Are they unsure of which sport is right for them? This class will allow students to explore and learn the basics of multiple sports while simultaneously learning the value and importance of teamwork and sportsmanship.

    Schedule: Tuesdays, 3:45-4:45 pm
    Cost: $130

    Register Today!
  • Improv Adventures with Amanda

    Does your child like being silly and telling jokes? Are they interested in acting or comedy? Are they working on learning to embrace mistakes or follow their instincts? This improvisation class might be for them! In this mini-course, the teacher Amanda, an improviser and performer outside of Lowell, will facilitate interactive and cooperative improv games that will help your child become more confident, more willing to take risks, and more able to think on their feet. Improv is creative, expressive, and just plain fun!

    Schedule: Thursdays, 3:45-4:45 pm
    Cost: $130

    Register Today!

1st Grade

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Creative Architecture with Children of Bisheh

    In this course, children will design and build three-dimensional buildings limited only by their imagination. They’ll learn how architects combine functional needs for a building with designs that excite our imaginations. They will use simple materials to turn their imagination into reality.

    Schedule: Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 pm
    Cost: $150

    Register Today!
  • Improv Adventures with Amanda

    Does your child like being silly and telling jokes? Are they interested in acting or comedy? Are they working on learning to embrace mistakes or follow their instincts? This improvisation class might be for them! In this mini-course, the teacher Amanda, an improviser and performer outside of Lowell, will facilitate interactive and cooperative improv games that will help your child become more confident, more willing to take risks, and more able to think on their feet. Improv is creative, expressive, and just plain fun!

    Schedule: Tuesdays, 3:45-4:45 pm
    Cost: $130
  • Intro to Team Sports with Hendres

    Does your child like a variety of sports and activities? Are they unsure of which sport is right for them? This class will allow students to explore and learn the basics of multiple sports while simultaneously learning the value and importance of teamwork and sportsmanship.

    Schedule: Thursdays, 3:45-4:45 pm
    Cost: $130

    Register Today!
  • Panda Programmer

    Panda Programmer is a two-hour, weekly afterschool program that educates its students about coding and robotics! The instructors work closely with the students to build on their knowledge with each class, creating a progressive and sustainable learning environment. Their students explore a variety of computer programming languages such as ScratchJr, Scratch, Python, and Javascript.

    Schedule: Wednesdays, 2:30-4:30 pm
    Cost: $300

    Register Today!

2nd Grade

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Cheerleading with Taylor

    5,6,7,8... Sign up for cheer, and don't be late! Bring your spirit, bring your pep; it's time to learn those new cheer steps. This minicourse focuses on team building, Pom choreography, Acro technique, and so much more. Catch you on the mat!

    Schedule: Mondays, 3:45-4:45 pm
    Cost: $130

    Register Today!
  • Industrial Product Design and Building with Children of Bisheh

    This course is a creative planning process that leads to products. Students will identify criteria and constraints related to the design and development of various products, for example, "a shirt which can also be used as pants," "a chair usable in extremely cold weather," or "french fries box with a ketchup container," etc. They will identify and describe the major steps in the engineering design process. They will analyze possible solutions to the design challenge. And during every class, they will build products using simple materials.

    Schedule: Fridays, 3:30-4:30 pm
    Cost: $150

    Register Today!
  • Panda Programmer

    Panda Programmer is a two-hour, weekly afterschool program that educates its students about coding and robotics! The instructors work closely with the students to build on their knowledge with each class, creating a progressive and sustainable learning environment. Their students explore a variety of computer programming languages such as ScratchJr, Scratch, Python, and Javascript.

    Schedule: Fridays, 3:30-5:30 pm
    Cost: $300

    Register Today!
  • Recycled Art with Leigh

    One person's trash is another person's treasure! Students will spend time pushing their creativity to the limits by using a mix of recycled
    materials to produce their very own masterpieces!

    Schedule: Tuesdays, 3:45-4:45 pm
    Cost: $130

    Register Today!

3rd Grade

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Claymation with Alex

    Students will learn how to create their own stop motion animations using clay, Legos, paper, and other materials. They will learn how to create characters, film scenes with them, and put it all together using computer programs.

    Schedule: Tuesdays, 3:45-4:45 pm
    Cost: $150

    Register Today!
  • Crochet with Leigh

    Learn to crochet by mastering the basic stitch on which all other stitches are built. Students can make dishrags, scarves and design their own projects.

    Schedule: Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30 pm
    Cost: $150

    Register Today!
  • Hip Hop and Breakdancing with Taylor

    Hip Hop Hooray! Introducing the fundamentals of creative movement, choreography, and freestyle, and BREAKDANCING!! This minicourse is a high-energy, beginner-friendly class designed for your dancer to build confidence and have fun.  Students will get to learn the history of breakdancing and some awesome new moves. All skill levels are welcome. See you on the dance floor! 

    Schedule: Thursdays, 3:45-4:45 pm
    Cost: $130

    Register Today!
  • Panda Programmer

    Panda Programmer is a two-hour, weekly afterschool program that educates its students about coding and robotics! The instructors work closely with the students to build on their knowledge with each class, creating a progressive and sustainable learning environment. Their students explore a variety of computer programming languages such as ScratchJr, Scratch, Python, and Javascript.

    Schedule: Mondays, 3:30-5:30 pm
    Cost: $300

    Register Today!

4th and 5th Grades

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Claymation with Alex

    Students will learn how to create their own stop motion animations using clay, Legos, and paper. They will learn how to create characters, film scenes with them, and put it all together using computer programs.

    Schedule: Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30 pm
    Cost: $150

    Register Today!
  • Coding with Lina

    Students will enjoy building interactive games and projects as they get to know the basics of computer programming. They will be introduced to concepts such as computer science fundamentals, computer safety, sequences, loops, events, programming, front-end development, HTML, and CSS. By combining introductory coding skills and team building, students are sure to have a blast!

    Schedule: Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 pm
    Cost: $150

    Register Today!
  • Crochet with Leigh

    Learn to crochet by mastering the basic stitch on which all other stitches are built. Students can make dishrags, scarves and design their own projects.

    Schedule: Mondays, 3:45-4:45 pm
    Cost: $150

    Register Today!
  • Rollers and Roleplayers with Amanda

    Does your child enjoy the fantasy genre? Do they enjoy using their imagination and playing with friends? Do they enjoy riddles, puzzles, and other minder-benders? Rollers and Roleplayers may be the perfect after-school activity for them! R&R is similar to the game Dungeons and Dragons (but without the combat and violence). Half board game and half elaborate game of pretend, kids will create their own unique and original characters and use their imagination to explore a fantasy world. Guided by Gamemaster Amanda, they will roleplay their characters with their friends, work together to find solutions to a variety of different challenges, and save the day! In this minicourse, kids will get the opportunity to work on their skills in public speaking, acting, communication, teamwork, creative problem solving, and math.

    Schedule: Mondays, 3:45-4:45 pm
    Cost: $150

    Register Today!

For More Information Contact

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  • April Greene 

    Assistant Director of Primary School
    202-577-2029

FAQs

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1640 Kalmia Road NW
Washington, DC
20012 202-577-2000
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.