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.

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

Browse Session 3 Minicourses

Pre-Primary School

A variety of courses are offered each session with options to explore movement, creativity, language skills, and more with familiar faces from our Pre-Primary division.

Previous minicourses include:
  • Art and Storytelling with Drew
  • Cooking with Carolina
  • Yoga with Nuria
  • Spanish Clubhouse

Primary School

Students from Kindergarten to 5th Grade can explore their creative, academic, and extracurricular interests or try something new. A wide range of courses designed for specific age groups deepen friendships among and between grade cohorts. Whether exploring nearby Rock Creek Park, building something with their own hands, practicing Spanish skills, exploring dance movement, or coding for the future, students are sure to find new activities in which they excel. 

Previous minicourses include: 
  • Chess with Magnus Academy
  • Comic Book Making 
  • Crochet or Keep it Krafty
  • Dance and Movement 
  • Fundamentals of Soccer
  • Intermediate Spanish
  • Panda Programmer
  • Park Pioneers
  • Snack Chats Book Club
  • Woodworking
  • Yoga 

Middle School

Students can end their day by building skills and deepening engagement with the topics that interest them most. Minicourses for Middle School are not offered every session. 

Previous minicourses include:
  • Babysitters Club
  • Claymation
  • Short Film Making
  • Snack Chat Book Club
Registration for Session 3 of minicourses and aquatics opens on January 2, 2024.


Session 1: September 11–November 3, 2023
Session 2: November 6, 2023–January 19, 2024
(registration opens October 16)
Session 3: January 22–March 15, 2024
(registration opens January 2)
Session 4: March 18–May 17, 2024
(registration opens February 26)


List of 2 frequently asked questions.

  • What happens if a class needs to be canceled?

    We will make every effort to give advance notice regarding class cancelations. If a class is canceled due to inclement weather, etc., a  make-up class will be added.
  • Are there discounts?

    Families who receive financial assistance may be eligible for discounts on auxiliary programs as determined on an individual basis. There are no other discounts for minicourses.
Lowell School is a private PK-8th grade school located in NW Washington, DC. Our mission is to equip children to think critically, engage purposefully, and live authentically.