Pre-Primary School

Learning Environment

At Lowell, we believe inquiry begins with a provocation to know more. Teachers actively engage students in the process of inquiry, providing children with rich, stimulating materials and opportunities that are both thoughtfully planned and delightfully spontaneous.
Each Pre-Primary classroom is ready for discovery—manipulatives, books, and other materials for dramatic play, art, block play, and writing are easily accessible to children. The classrooms differ based on the age of the students, and teachers add to the classrooms during the year as the children’s work evolves. In addition, there are designated classrooms for art, physical education and dance, library activities, and STEM investigations.
Kalmia Creek and over eight acres of land provide a rich outdoor learning environment and a natural extension to indoor spaces. Our terraced playground, which we call The Yard, has been carefully designed to give children opportunities to be active or quiet—to build, explore, climb, run, and pretend. Ample equipment, a trike path, a playhouse, an obstacle course, a water play area with a hand pump, embankment slides, a gardening area, a bird blind, and sandboxes with pulleys and chutes keep children very busy!


Learning Environments that Nurture and Inspire
Carefully planned classrooms in Pre-Primary School meet the needs of our youngest students.
1640 Kalmia Road NW
Washington, DC  20012