Beyond Graduation



Hear From Our Graduates

Lowell's comprehensive program prepares students to thrive wherever they continue their education. Our graduates find high schools that are the best match for their academic strengths, learning styles, and interests.

Because 9th grade is a developmentally advantageous time to change schools, our 8th grade graduates are ready to embrace the change, and better able to withstand the scrutiny of competitive admissions. It means our students often have several choices to select from as they make their transition.

We Help with High School Placement

Moving on from Lowell is an important moment for parents and students. We support our families through each step, and our Head of School plays a central role in offering guidance and advice throughout the year. Here’s a snapshot of several important moments leading up to and during 8th grade:
  • 7th grade parents meet with the head of school to learn about important dates, SSAT preparation, forms, teacher support, additional resources, and helpful tips on how to deal with anxiety.
  • The head of school also meets individually with 7th grade parents to discuss an initial list of school choices.
  • Parents and students begin school visits and may opt to meet with the head of school again to discuss revisions to their lists.
  • Teachers and DeltaU coaches support 8th graders throughout the application process, giving helpful writing and vocabulary preparation, SSAT prep guidance, and ample time for students to learn and practice interviewing skills.
  • Lowell also handles arrangements for testing accommodations and provides space on campus for SSAT tutoring if parents would like to arrange it.
  • Each student's chosen schools receive a packet from Lowell that includes teacher recommendations, transcripts, and a personal cover letter.
  • In January and February, the head of school talks with the admissions officers in each school to promote Lowell students as candidates for admission.
Lowell has given our daughter the confidence and the belief in self to go out and compete with the best and brightest.
—Emmanuel Finn and Marcia St. Hilaire-Finn

Schools After Lowell


Recent Lowell graduates are attending:


Albert Einstein High School
Benjamin Banneker Academic High School
Bethesda Chevy Chase High School
Bishop McNamara High School
Bullis School
DeMatha Catholic High School
Duke Ellington School of the Arts
Edmund Burke School
Elizabeth Seton High School
Field School
Fusion Academy
Georgetown Day School
Gonzaga College High School
Holton-Arms School
The Hun School of Princeton
Lab School of Washington
Landon School
The Madeira School
Maret School
McKinley Technology Education Campus
Montgomery Blair High School
National Cathedral School
Our Lady of Good Counsel High School
Potomac School
Sandy Spring Friends School
Sidwell Friends School
St. Albans School
St. Andrew's Episcopal School
St. Anselm's Abbey School
St. John's College High School
Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
Walt Whitman High School
Washington International School
Wilson High School
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