Lowell School

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  • 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 OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1965

Student Body

Total Students329 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
37%
State avg.: 50%
Students by GradeLowell School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers94 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size16 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 10 / rolling
% on Financial Aid
33%

Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Track and Field, Ultimate FrisbeeBasketballCross Country,
LacrosseSoccer,
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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