• Lowell Public Schools follows the Massachusetts State Standards for History and Social Science. The Curriculum Framework presents the academic content, concepts, and skills in history, geography, economics, civics and government, that are essential to the study of democracy, and to the development of educated and responsible citizens.


    • In grades K-4, Lowell incorporates Children Discovering Justice (CDJ) a literacy-based social studies curriculum for elementary and middle schools. CDJ provides students with the tools to understand sophisticated ideas such as democracy, tolerance, rights, responsibilities, and the connection between rules and law. CDJ includes interactive mock trials that further empower children to stand up for their beliefs, engage in respectful discourse, and resolve differences in constructive ways.

Contact Us


    Robin Desmond

    Chief Academic Officer

    email: rdesmond@lowell.k12.ma.us

    phone: 978-674-4323