From the Director:
Lowell's philosophy emanates from the work of renowned educators John Dewey, Jean Piaget, Haim Ginott and current educational research. Our curriculum evolves from an understanding of the stages of cognitive, social/emotional, artistic, and physical development. It promotes active, collaborative learning with an emphasis on building conceptual understanding and developing strong thinking and problem solving skills. Classrooms are purposeful, focused settings for learning where students are doers, and teachers are facilitators. We support the development of internal motivation through carefully designed learning experiences that draw on student interests and passions, as well as powerful, relevant content. We believe that understanding and honoring the individuality of each child leads to the development of an inner voice, a sense of self-worth, and efficacy. We also believe that learning in an intentionally diverse and inclusive setting helps prepare students for a future which requires strong multicultural understanding, collaboration, and community commitment -- both local and global.