Primary School


Field Studies

Learning in the field provides vital experiences for students to apply their learning in meaningful contexts and to build community. Lowell’s eight-acre campus adjacent to Rock Creek Park is an ideal classroom for art activities, stream studies, gardening experiments, weather observation, outdoor building projects, and bird-watching. Students also go further afield to take advantage of the DC metro area's historical roots and cultural offerings.

"Our museum educators were effusive in their praise for the Lowell students, and were constantly blown away by the insightful observations the students shared when looking at artworks that were created during the American Revolution, Civil War, Harlem Renaissance, and onward to the 21st century. . . . They asked thoughtful questions and used their critical thinking skills to cull evidence from the paintings to back up their interpretations."  

—Carol Wilson, Lunder Education Chair
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Kindergarten Homestead Farm, Common Good City Farm, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
1st grade National Building Museum, Smithsonian’s Ripley Center, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
2nd grade Union Station, Hadley’s Park, National Museum of American History, Reston Zoo
3rd grade Gadsby’s Tavern, Alexandria Archaeology, Carlyle House, Sheridan Mountain
Campus (overnight)
4th grade Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Echo Hill Outdoor School (overnight)
5th grade Philadelphia, Mount Vernon, the White House, the US Capitol, Calleva Outdoor
Adventures (overnight)

1640 Kalmia Road NW
Washington, DC  20012