About Us

The Lowell School serves approximately 420 students in grades preK through grade 5. We are proud to serve a diverse population which represents cultures from all over the world. Our children come from homes which speak 28 different native languages.

The school has one preK classroom, four grade-level classes in K-2, and three grade-level classrooms in grades 3-5. The school also has an Integrated Support Program (ISP program) for students with social and emotional disabilities. In addition to the classroom teachers, we have specialists in art, music, physical education, library/media, Spanish, EL, reading, math, and special education staff based on the numbers of students needing services. The school has five co-taught classrooms for students receiving inclusion support. Lowell has a strong student support team comprised of a guidance counselor, a school psychologist, a team special education chairperson, a behavior specialist, a speech and language pathologist, an occupational therapist, and a physical therapist. The school offers extended day care for all students before and after school. The school has on-site cafeteria services for breakfast and lunch.

                                          Lowell Mission 

The Lowell School, with the active involvement of its families and neighbors, seeks to provide a supportive learning environment, which fosters academic excellence, encourages individual and collaborative endeavors, and promotes social responsibility and respect for diversity. We seek to support students in developing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will serve them well in their lifetime. This requires all the abilities to effectively engage and contribute to society as they know it, and the imagination and sense of activism to change it for the better.


Principal: Stacy Phelan
Assistant Principal: Candice Whitmore
Administrative Assistant: Kara Flynn

175 Orchard Street
Watertown MA 02472
Phone: 1-617-926-7770
Fax: 1-617-926-2676
School Hours: 8:15 - 2:30

Recent News



School begins on Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 for grades 1 through 5

Arrival and Dismissal:
Day 1
Day 1: Students in grades 1 and 2 will be lining up outside by the Carlton Terrace door (#7) between 8:05 AM and 8:20 AM. You will have the opportunity to briefly meet your child’s teacher at that time. This is also where they will be dismissed at the end of the school day at 2:30 PM.
Day 1: Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 will be lining up outside the Orchard Street door (#6) between 8:05 AM and 8:20 AM. You will have the opportunity to briefly meet your child’s teacher at that time. This is also where they will be dismissed at the end of the school day at 2:30 PM.
There will be no Drop-and-Go on day 1.

Day 2
Starting from day 2, all students will enter through the Lowell Avenue entrance between 8:00 and 8:20 AM.
If you use the Drop-and-Go on Lowell Avenue, please pull your car down to the second crosswalk, make sure that you are not stopped on the crosswalk, and continue on your way as soon as your child has safely exited your vehicle and stepped onto the sidewalk.
If your child needs your assistance getting out of the car, please park your car, help your child with his/her backpacks etc., and walk your child up to the door instead of using the Drop-and-Go.
Drop off lane is restricted to live drop off only this is strictly enforced.
During the drop off period of 8:00 to 8:20 AM, we have over 400 students entering the building. It is important that all community members follow the protocol for using Drop-and-Go.

Kindergarten/ Pre-K First Few Days of School for

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018: 30 minute tours will take place at your scheduled time.

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018: 8:15 AM –12:00 PM (lunch, no extended day)

Thursday, September 6th, 2018: 8:15 AM – 2:30 PM (full day, lunch, extended day)

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