About Our Department

  • Welcome to the Special Programs Department.  Our department oversees after-school and out-of-school time programming offered by the district, including summer school. 

    The Lowell Public Schools is fortunate to have been awarded 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants at 13 schools:

    • Butler Middle School
    • Lincoln Elementary
    • Morey Elementary
    • McAuliffe Elementary
    • Moody Elementary
    • Murkland Elementary
    • Robinson Middle
    • Rogers STEM Academy
    • Shaughnessy Elementary
    • Stoklosa Middle
    • Sullivan Middle
    • Wang Middle
    • Washington Elementary

    We have also been awarded an out-of-school-time grant at the Reilly and Pyne Arts.  After-school and summer programs are available at each school.

    If your child does not attend the schools listed above, we are fortunate to have additional federal relief funding to offer after-school programming 1-4 days per week at every school.  

    PLEASE NOTE:  LPS's free after-school enrichment programming starts in October and ends in May.  Students attend between 2-4 afternoons per week.  The programs do not run during vacations and holidays.  If you are in need of before or after-school child care, please see our community resources listed. Community Based Before and After School Programs

    As one of Massachusetts's largest grantees of the 21st Century grant, Lowell Public Schools provides a free after-school academic and enrichment program to more than 2,000 students 2-4 afternoons each week.  Students receive help with homework and participate in engaging programming to support learning.  Students are also provided dinner each afternoon before heading home.  In the summer, each of the 21st Century programs offers a free 4-week program to provide students with a chance to have fun while preventing summer learning loss.

    To learn more about 21st Century Community Learning Centers in Massachusetts, please click the following link:


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