Rising like a castle
Back in the 21st Century, when entering the building, one is taken by how thoughtfully the Junior College has been transformed into a beautiful space for elementary school-age children. High ceilings, spacious classrooms, and ample gathering spaces, the school has yet to fully fill all of its available spaces, even after inhabiting the site sixteen years ago. Landing this property was a coup for the Board in 1997, and Lowell will reap the benefits of this campus for many years.
Head of School
Lowell features a unique thematic approach in constructing its curriculum. The themes correspond to the developmental levels of the K-8 students: Kindergarten - Patterns; First Grade - Relationships; Second grade - Adaptations; Third Grade - Change; Fourth Grade - Systems; Fifth Grade - Structures; Sixth Grade - Diversity; Seventh Grade - Identity; Eighth grade - Communication. It's easy to see how the teachers can integrate any subject area into their thematic programs, while having the flexibility to change directions if a particular topic is not working with age group. The staff worked hard to establish this sequence and it is well represented on the walls and in the classrooms as you move through the school.
|A change agent unit for|
|The inner self|
|The outer self|
A beautiful space for learning and growing, Lowell School is steeped in key progressive traditions. Its integrated and thematic approach brings an extraordinary continuity, again dispelling the myth that progressive schools lack cohesiveness and structure. The teachers and staff have created a wonderful, playful learning environment, where knights and knaves of the Lowell realm can frolic and grow. Be careful crossing the moat!