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1640 Kalmia Road Northwest
Washington, District of Columbia 20012

Website: http://www.lowellschool.org
Phone: 202-577-2000

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Founded in 1965, Lowell School is a progressive co-ed PK-8th school in Washington, DC. Our eight-acre campus is next to Rock Creek Park and includes Pre-Primary, Primary, and Middle School facilities, as well as several playgrounds, sports areas, and outdoor learning spaces. 

Lowell teaches children to fully embrace the humanity, dignity, and individuality of all people so they may serve now and in the future as leaders and change-makers. 

We promote active, collaborative learning, with an emphasis on building conceptual understanding and developing strong creative, critical, and analytical thinking. Carefully designed learning experiences are integrated across subjects and draw on relevant content and student interests. Thinking is emphasized over rote learning, and students are expected to use their knowledge and skills creatively and practically. 

Our faculty and staff honor each child’s individuality and give them time and space to grow. A fundamental understanding of the developmental stages of cognitive, social, emotional, and physical growth informs all that we do. This approach provides the foundation for children to become highly motivated learners with a strong sense of self-worth and efficacy. 


Grades: PK-8
Gender: Co-ed
Total number of students: 335
Average class size: 16
Student/teacher ratio: 8:1
Religious affiliation: None
Grade foreign language first offered: Kindergarten
Languages offered: Spanish
Lowest tuition for 5-day students: $21,650 (Half day, Pre-Primary)
Students receiving financial aid: 1/3
Uniform: No
Bus transportation: Yes
Interscholastic sports: Co-ed Cross Country, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Co-ed Swimming, Co-ed Jr. Track & Field, Co-ed Sr. Track, Girls Lacrosse, Baseball
Number of art studios: 3
STEAM: Each division has dedicated science, library, art, and maker spaces and classes.
Music and Theater: Students begin music education in Pre-Primary, carrying through to Middle School when they can participate in ensembles such as Pop Band. Every year, each Middle School grade and some Primary grades perform in the campus’ black box theater and dance studio, learning various elements ranging from set design and sound to acting.
Athletics: Lowell’s indoor pool is used in the PE program. The school also supports after-school teams for different age groups, including cross country, track and field (as young as kindergarten in the spring), basketball, soccer, baseball, and lacrosse.
Founded: 1965