Lowell School

1640 Kalmia Road NW
Washington, DC 20012-0200
Tel: (202)577-2000
Grades: PK-8 | 329 students
Lowell is a co-ed independent school educating students from age 2 1/2 through eighth grade.
Learning at Lowell is active, hands-on, and experiential, and all facets of the curriculum engage students in the rigors of critical thinking and creative problem solving.
A strong social curriculum supports the academic curriculum, and students learn how to communicate, collaborate, and lead with respect and empathy for others.
Lowell provides young people with the learning and life skills they need to thrive not only in challenging high school programs, but also in our 21st century global world.
We are a dynamic, diverse, and welcoming community on eight.
Our mission is to create an inclusive community of life-long learners in which each child is valued and respected.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1965

Student Body

Total Students 329 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 49%
Students by Grade Lowell School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 94 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 3:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 16 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 10 / rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition ranges from $16,748-$30,498 depending on program selected.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Liz Yee
Admissions Associate Stephany Sims


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Track and Field, Ultimate FrisbeeBasketballCross Country,
SwimmingTrack and Field,
Ultimate Frisbee

School Notes

  • At Lowell, dedicated teachers nurture curiosity and help children develop fundamental skills and deep, conceptual understandings that will last a lifetime. In the Pre-Primary School, opportunities abound for exploration, discovery, and learning. Teachers pay close attention to each child’s social, emotional, and academic development.
  • In the Primary and Middle Schools, a rigorous, integrated curriculum—which includes the full complement of academic classes, as well as arts, technology, and physical education—engages students in active, experiential learning. A strong social curriculum develops interpersonal skills, multicultural understanding, and community engagement. A full array of after-school activities—including sports, swimming lessons, music lessons, and minicourses—are also available for all enrolled students. 

Profile last updated: 05/31/2016

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