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

List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • 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, 3:45–4:45 pm
    Age: 3-  and 4-year-olds
    Cost: $130
  • Mini Movement and Dance with Sam

    From tip-toes to tutus, Pre-Primary students will learn creative ways to move their bodies to music, songs, and stories. Led by one of our favorite instructors, this class promises to be a twirling, stomping, jumping good time.

    Schedule: Mondays, 3:45–4:45 pm
    Cost: $130
  • Alphabet Art with Sam

    Students will enrich their grasp of letters and sounds through art activities and play. Using everything from beads to bodies, students will enjoy reimagining the use of letters and sounds as they build pre-literacy skills. 

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

Kindergarten

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  • Keep It Krafty

    Calling all crafty kids! Students will go beyond basic cutting and pasting and explore longer-term, more complex crafts. Creative expression, time with friends, and fun projects will get the imagination going.

    Schedule: Thursdays, 3:45–4:45 pm
    Cost: $150
  • Chess Wizards

    Chess strengthens strategy and critical thinking skills in children, and we make it FUN! In this introductory course, students learn the foundations of strategizing against opponents.

    Schedule: Mondays, 3:30–4:30 pm
    Cost: $130

1st Grade

List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • Chess Wizards

    Chess strengthens strategy and critical thinking skills in children, and we make it FUN! In this beginner/low intermediate level course, students will master basic chess techniques and strategies to increase their checkmating skills.

    Schedule: Tuesdays, 4:30–5:30 pm
    Cost: $130
  • Keep It Krafty

    Calling all crafty kids! Students will go beyond basic cutting and pasting and explore longer-term, more complex crafts. Creative expression, time with friends, and fun projects will get the imagination going.

    Schedule: Thursdays, 3:45–4:45 pm
    Cost: $150
  • Panda Programmer

    Panda Programmer is a two-hour, weekly program that educates 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. Students explore a variety of computer programming languages such as ScratchJr, Scratch, Python, and Javascript.

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

2nd Grade

List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • Chess Wizards

    Chess strengthens strategy and critical thinking skills in children, and we make it FUN! In this beginner/low intermediate level course, students will master basic chess techniques and strategies to increase their checkmating skills.

    Schedule: Tuesdays, 4:30–5:30 pm
    Cost: $130
  • Panda Programmer

    Panda Programmer is a two-hour, weekly program that educates 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. Students explore a variety of computer programming languages such as ScratchJr, Scratch, Python, and Javascript.

    Schedule: Wednesdays, 2:30–4:30 pm
    Cost: $300
  • Green Thumb Gardeners

    Can plants hear us? Can they enjoy music? Young plant-lovers will learn to understand, diagnose, treat, and care for greenery in spaces around Lowell. They will also propagate plants of their own to keep and care for at home.

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

3rd Grade

List of 2 frequently asked questions.

  • Crochet with Leigh

    Learn to crochet by mastering the basic stitch upon 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
  • Green Thumb Gardeners

    Can plants hear us? Can they enjoy music? Young plant-lovers will learn to understand, diagnose, treat, and care for greenery in spaces around Lowell. They will also propagate plants of their own to keep and care for at home.

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

4th and 5th Grades

List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • Crochet with Leigh

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

    Schedule: Wednesdays, 2:30–3:30 pm
    Age: 4th Grade
    Cost: $150
  • 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, 4:00–5:00 pm
    Cost: $150
  • Creative Writing with Sabrina

    Students will use their imagination to create original short stories individually and as a group. Through practicing, idea generation, writing, and editing/publishing, students will increase their skill and comfort levels and learn to appreciate the power of the pencil!

    Schedule: Thursdays, 3:45–4:45 pm
    Cost: $130
Registration for Session 1 opens to the public on Sunday, August 21. Lowell families can access early registration through the link emailed on August 15.

Schedule

Session 1 runs from Monday, September 12 through Friday, October 21.

Additional 2022–23 Sessions:
  • October 31–December 16
  • January 3–February 10
  • February 20–April 7
  • April 10–May 19
 

FAQs

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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.