The Lowell Whiteman School offers rigorous and compelling courses in English, math, science, social studies, foreign language, computer science, and the arts. All courses are year-long classes. Classes emphasize reading, writing, and critical thinking. Homework is an integral part of the academic program. As part of their coursework students learn to work both independently and collaboratively. Experienced and inspired teachers challenge students and prepare them for what they will face in the best colleges. Visit College Counseling for more information and a list of colleges and universities which have accepted our students.
Students typically take five courses, with two proctored study halls scheduled into their class day. Boarding students also attend a proctored evening study hall five nights per week. Dean’s and honors students are exempt from proctored study halls. We offer several AP courses, and courses without that specific designation are taught at an accelerated rate.
The school year, which consists of three trimesters, runs from late August to early June. Vacations include Thanksgiving, winter, and spring breaks. First trimester exams occur prior to Thanksgiving vacation, and final exams complete the year. Competitive skiers and snowboarders drop two courses between January and March; they make up these classes during an “Intersession” month (early April – early May), while students in the foreign travel program are on Foreign Trip. As part of the school’s overall curriculum, students participate in two three-day camp trips and the six-day “Desert Week.” These programs fulfill our famous and innovative “LWS Experience.”