1640 Kalmia Road, NW
Washington, D.C. 20012
Founded in 1965, Lowell School is a progressive co-ed pre-kindergarten through 8th grade school in Washington, D.C.
At Lowell, we believe in authenticity, inclusivity and respect for children. Our faculty and staff honor each child’s individuality, giving them time and space to grow, while challenging them to push themselves and try new things. This results in highly motivated learners with a strong sense of self-worth and efficacy.
Our students engage in active, collaborative learning, with equal emphasis on building conceptual understanding and developing strong creative, critical and analytical thinking skills. We carefully design learning experiences to be integrated across subjects and to draw on student interests and what’s happening in the world around them.
We teach our students to embrace the humanity, dignity and individuality of all, and we partner with families to create a successful, dynamic learning community prepared to change the world.
Total number of students: 330
Average class size: 18
Student/teacher ratio: 9:1
Religious affiliation: None
Lowest tuition for 5-day students: $23,115 (half-day, Pre-Primary)
Students receiving financial aid: 1/3
Bus transportation: Yes
Languages: Beginning in Pre-Primary, students are introduced to the Spanish language, and upon entering Primary School, it becomes part of their regular class schedule.
STEAM: Each division has dedicated science/lab, library, art, and maker spaces and classes.
Physical Education: In addition to other important skills and activities, students in 1st–5th grade have regular swim rotations in Lowell’s indoor pool as part of their PE program, and Middle School students have swimming as an elective option.
Athletics: Lowell runs a comprehensive no-cut program: Co-ed Cross Country (4th–8th grade), Boys and Girls Soccer (four teams, two for 4th and 5th grade, two for Middle School), Boys and Girls Basketball Soccer (four teams, two for 4th and 5th grade, two for Middle School), Girls Lacrosse (Middle School), Baseball (Middle School), Co-ed Jr. Track & Field (Kindergarten–5th grade), Co-ed Sr. Track (Middle School), and Co-ed Swimming.